SLT-MOBITEL, embarked with a book donation program which newly initiated “ Hithak Athnam Pothak Denna’ programme understanding the urgency of empowering future generations through knowledge and education. Commenced the first phase, SLT-MOBITEL donated over 800 books to Malwana Maha Vidyalaya recently.
Several senior officers from SLT Head Office and Kelaniya Regional office attended the event. The principal, members of staff and some students were present to accept the books.
The objective of the book donation programme is to enhance student academic development in rural schools, improve information and communication technology (ICT) literacy skills and build a knowledgeable student community. SLT-MOBITEL firmly believes that this opportunity will inspire the students to read, expand their minds and develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
This programme is conducting with the goal of encouraging children to explore the world of story-telling and the pleasure of reading. They are to be used for the school library and include topics on ICT, novels, children’s’ story books, books to improve their English language and other books related to their curriculum.These books were collected from SLT customers and employees through a book donation drive and also through personal donations from the SLT Kelaniya Regional Office staff members.
The programme understands that education is a key driver of sustainable development in Sri Lanka and is aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.
Commenting on the programme, Prabhath Dahanayake, Chief Marketing Officer/SLT said, “We are committed to driving sustainable development and making a positive impact among communities. Our ‘Hithak Athnam Pothak Denna’ programme is targeted at promoting a reading culture and empowering the next generation through knowledge acquisition and retention. With education as the bedrock of any nation’s development, our book donation programme invests in accessible learning.”
SLT-MOBITEL aims to reach out to other schools across the country and conduct similar programmes through their Regional Telecom offices shortly. Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in Sri Lanka for over 163 years.
Photo: Senior officers from SLT Head Office and Kelaniya Regional office with Principal, members of staff and some students at the event