Berendina presents scholarships to 175 A’pura, Batti students

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Berendina Group Chairman Dulan De Silva presenting the scholarships

A total of 175 bright children who received a minimum six credits in one sitting with maths and coming from Samurdhi families or families per person income below Rs.5000 received scholarships from Berendina recently. 
The programme leads these children on to a productive career by initially providing educational support for Advance Level, then providing quality career counselling guided by Mohan Pallaguru. Then those who do not get adequate marks to enter university and desires employment is linked to 300 + companies registered with Berendina for entry level employment. 
Those who wish to do higher studies in accounting, IT, credit management, nursing, etc., all professional/VT courses leading to jobs are provided scholarships for fees for 30+ approved educational programmes. This 175 is part of a total of 700 children getting such scholarships in 2015 from Berendina. 
The Batticaloa programme was held at Mahajana College Auditorium. The chief guest was Additional District Secretary Batticaloa Renganathan and the guest speaker was Rev. Fr. Rajeevan, a leading educationist in the district. Both gave highly inspiration speeches to the children.
More than 270 participants including special invitees, students and their parents were present at this scholarships awarding ceremony. Palm Foundation East and World Vision, two leading NGOs, gave extensive support to this function.
Fifty seven bright students from Anuradhapura received their scholarships at a special awarding ceremony held at SOS Children’s Village Auditorium, Anuradhapura. The chief guest of this event was Rajarata University Professor Emeritus and University of Peradeniya former Vice Chancellor Prof. Madduma Banada.
Berendina Chairman Dulan De Silva, Urban Council Anuradhapura Commissioner Sampath Dharmadasa and SOS Acting Village Director Athula Kamalsiri were the guests of honour. Both Prof. Madduma Bandara and Dharamadasa gave two inspirational speeches to the youth whilst Dulan de Silva explained Berendina’s future plans  to ensure these and at least 5000 kids have a productive future.
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