Kikiliyamana School, Nuwara Eliya receives over 1000 books
Continuing to inculcate the love for reading and knowledge among children, SLT-MOBITEL carried out the second phase of its ‘Hithak Athnam Pothak Denna’ (හිතක් ඇත්නම් පොතක් දෙන්න) programme by donating over 1,000 books and connectivity solutions to the Kikiliyamana School in Nuwara Eliya recently. The programme was initiated in September 2020 last year, parallel to the National Literacy Month with the intention of providing books for needy schools.
Senior Management of SLT-MOBITEL, Staff of the Regional Telecom Office, Nuwara Eliya, and the Principal, Teachers and Students of the school participated in the programme. The books presented to the school were collected by the staff of the Central and Uva Regional offices and the Mini Outside Plant Maintenance Center at Kegalle, and also from customers and the general public. SLT-MOBITEL also provided SLT internet connections to the school with free installation.
SLT-MOBITEL understands that every book has the potential to change a child’s life and the Book Donation initiative helps them explore, learn and broaden their knowledge. By empowering these children they have the opportunity to receive a better education and ultimately improve their lives and ensure a brighter future. The programme also included a thought-provoking educational session for both school children and teachers on diverse topics including motivation, leadership and how to successfully prepare for life after school.
As the ‘Hithak Athnam Pothak Denna’ programme gains momentum SLT-MOBITEL invites more individuals to join the campaign in donating books. SLT-MOBITEL has established book collecting centers at the Sri Lanka Telecom Head Office in Fort and at SLT-MOBITEL Teleshops island-wide, for the public to donate books for the ongoing ‘Hithak Athnam Pothak Denna’ book donation programme.