Reiterating its commitment as a socially responsible corporate citizen, Sampath Bank partnered with the Global Community Development Programme of AIESEC at University of Sri Jayewardenepura to conduct the Ample Path of Inspiration (API) programme for the third consecutive year.
Initiated in 2012, ‘API’ has been one of the biggest projects organised with the aim of empowering the youth of Sri Lanka to be the better leaders of tomorrow.
Commenting on this significant partnership, Sampath BankDGM Marketing and Business Development TharakaRanwala said, “We, at Sampath Bank truly believe in education being necessary to bridge the social and economic gap within the nation. We believe in giving back to the community and contributing to the progress of the nation and its development. Thus, we are proud to once again have collaborated with the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in monitoring and guiding youth empowerment across the island as the youth is the future of our nation.”
‘API’ project is based on a series of events, learning sessions and workshops on topics related to youth empowerment, development of leadership skills and enhancing the knowledge of global culture among the youth of Sri Lanka. This invaluable programme organised annually by the Global Community Development programme of AIESEC at University of Sri Jayewardenepura is steered by a team of 10-15 undergraduates from countries like Brazil, Russia, Germany, India, Pakistan, China and many more.
‘API’ evolves around two significant events – The Leadership Campaign Programme conducted in schools of all nine provinces of the island with sessions on leadership development and the Global Village Program hosted by foreign undergraduates who share and showcase their cultural backgrounds, enhancing the understanding of global culture among the youth in Sri Lanka while celebrating diversity and global citizenship. Additionally, events such as cultural shows, beach clean-ups and spend the day at MethMihira Children’s Home have contributed in developing skills, moralities and attitudes of the youth to be the future leaders in Sri Lanka.
Sampath Bank has not only played a stable and significant role by providing financial assistance to the ‘API’ programme, but also has contributed by sharing valuable knowledge from their very own leaders and providing guidance in order to contribute to the life-changing experiences of the youth of the nation.
Being a committed partner of the ‘API’ programme, Sampath Bank has aided AIESEC in achieving over 30 successful leadership sessions for more than 50 different schools while influencing the lives of over 4000 school children. This achievement and initiative is yet another strong depiction of Sampath Bank’s commitment and constant efforts in reaching out to the youth of Sri Lanka and keeping to its promise of “We Present Your Future”