Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka and Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Shunli Wang handing over donations
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) company joined hands once again with the Just In Time Group (JIT), a Sri Lankan owned ICT Systems Integration Company to initiate a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity in Deniyaya.
The initiative was brought forward in order to support students who have been affected by the recent floods which occurred in that region.
Affected children from Deniyaya received donations of 1000 school bags each containing educational appliances necessary for their study needs and which would help them continue with their schooling.
The CSR event was patronized by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka, Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Shunli Wang and other dignitaries.
Deniyaya was reported to have encountered massive landslides which were a result of persistent rains, especially in the area of Morawaka Kanda, which had resulted in a number of deaths and displaced residents.
School children were particularly affected due to this epidemic. In light of these events, requests from benefactors which included Huawei and JIT, decided to come forward and assist flood affected students with their education. Many students have had their books and educational material destroyed as a result of these rains.
Previously, Huawei had also collaborated with JIT as strategic partners to work together in projects that were aimed towards supporting Sri Lanka’s ICT and digital economy. Amongst the many initiatives that Huawei had conducted in their quest to empower Sri Lanka’s futuristic goals through CSR, ‘Seeds for the Future’, one such initiative which took place recently supporting and sponsoring young minds from state universities who were selected to travel to the Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen, China on a study trip.
Commenting on the initiative that was taken by Huawei, Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Shunli Wang stated, “We were saddened to witness the recent epidemic which Sri Lanka had to endure recently. We identified with the areas that highlighted their need for assistance. Huawei decided to join hands with our strategic partners JIT and provide support to young school children who were especially affected by this issue. We believe in empowering their educational needs and helping them get back in form with their schooling and allowing them to attain a more confident and reassured mindset in the process.”