BOC Ran Kekulu “Hapana” program series reached its 1130th seminar at Matugama Ananda Shasthralaya on July 3rd.
The 1129th program was concluded on 2nd July in Katana Dutugemunu Vidyalaya. All these programs are conducted completely free of charge for children who sit for the grade 5 scholarship examination this year and there is no necessity to be a BOC account holder. From the point of view of the Bank of Ceylon’s Corporate Social Responsible initiatives, uplifting the educational standards of the country’s younger generation is considered as one of the key aspects. Among many initiatives “BOC Hapana” is one direct method of carrying out this mission.
Other initiatives include Ran Kekulu Scholarship Awards for grade 5 scholarship highflyers, BOC Sponsored “Nena-Pahana” TV series on Rupavahini channel every Monday from 5.pm till 6.pm that focuses on Grade 5 Scholarhip training and 18 Plus Scholarship Awards for A/L highflyers.
“BOC Hapana” is a dedicated program that has been an immense support to children who face the grade 5 scholarship examination. It has been going on for sixteen years since 2000. The bank has obtained the service of a very experienced panel of teachers and instructors throughout these years to conduct this well structured series of seminars which has contributed immensely for the success of the program. The Bank with the panel of instructors ensure that the modules discussed are updated according to syllabus change that takes place from time to time in order to ensure the effectiveness of the program to guide students to pass this hurdle. Mainly focused on developing the required skills in students for the exam, it also includes a discussion of a mock examination paper and conduct subject oriented curricular activities. Having been conducted in both Sinhala and Tamil language that will be delivered on request, “Hapana” has coached over 680,000 children throughout the country.
Although the main focus is given for the discussion of mock examination papers, the program also gives instructions for students to follow at any given examination to obtain exemplary results. It also discusses about effective studying methods, goal setting and timing. This comprehensive guidance also includes tips for parents who work as hard as their children to prepare his/her child for the examination. So far this programme has shared knowledge with over 500,000 parents who have participated. The Bank of Ceylon sincerely takes pride in being able to provide assistance to future leaders of the country in the best possible way it can. Therefore the whole program gives a new life changing experience to both parent and child. The Bank organizes around 80 scholarship coaching programs annually covering every province including North and East. The program is co-sponsored by Ceylon Biscuits (Munchee) and Camillus publications.