OZO, Amari hotels conduct ‘Water for Life’ CSR program | Daily News

OZO, Amari hotels conduct ‘Water for Life’ CSR program

Russell Cool, Area General Manager, ONYX Sri Lanka at the event
Russell Cool, Area General Manager, ONYX Sri Lanka at the event

OZO hotels commenced projects to provide access to clean drinking water and sanitation to rural communities in the countries they operate in under the flagship CSR programme ‘Water for Life’.

In Sri Lanka, ‘Water for Life’ is an ongoing project where each year OZO Colombo and OZO Kandy identify causes that need support. Funds for these projects are raised from the contributionsmade by the valuable guests to OZO and Amari.

For ‘Water for Life’ 2018, ONYX Sri Lanka’s third property, Amari Galle also joined the initiative acknowledging the importance of providing access to clean water. Together with national the NGO LEADS, which work for marginalised groups throughout the country, the R/Keeragala Tamil Vidyalayam in the Keeragala Village was identified. Currently, the school comprises of 130 students and 14 teachers.

“At present, the only access to water for the children is through the kindness of a neighbour who allows the school to stock water overnight through their household water line, which is blocked during the daytime. Most children are from poor households and many don’t even have access toa reusable water bottle,” said J Damien, Principle, Keeragala Tamil Vidyalam.

As a result of the ‘Water for Life’ programme, Keeragala Tamil Vidyalam has just received access to clean water through the installation of tube wells.

“Access to clean water is a basic human right. As a company, ONYX Hospitality Group is committed to helping disadvantaged communities; and this year’s project focused on disadvantaged children and giving them a fair chance at a better tomorrow,” said Russell Cool, Area General Manager, ONYX Sri Lanka.

With easy access to clean water, students of Keeragala Tamil Vidyalam will now benefit from improved hygiene and sanitation conditions, resulting in an overall improvement in their well-being.

‘Water for Life’ strives to raise awareness on water scarcity and supports campaigns for conservation of natural water resources and efficient water management through initiatives and partnerships within each property’s location.


 

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