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Emjay-Penguin carries out Medical Camps in lieu of International Elder’s Day

Established in 2005, the apparel manufacturer Emjay-Penguin carried out a series of medical camps recently, under their ‘Athwela’ CSR programme in lieu of International Elder’s Day. The aforementioned medical camps provided medical aid and assistance to the elderly and community spread across Kurunegala and Kandy.

Emjay-Penguin, Teldeniya, held their medical camp at the Teldeniya National School. The Teldeniya District Base Hospital was the main sponsor, while a medical team comprising of 20 consultants volunteered their services. The elderly relatives of the Emjay-Penguin, Teldeniya employees and the Teldeniya residents received free medical check-ups, consultations and medication.

Similarly, the second medical camp was conducted by Emjay-Penguin, Pallethalawinna at the Kandy Model Primary School in collaboration with the Divisional Hospital Jambugahapitiya and Asiri Hospital, Kandy. Residents of the Pathadumbara Divisional Secretariat and the elderly relatives of the Emjay-Penguin, Pallethalawinna employees benefited from the medical camp. 22 medical consultants volunteered their services. The third medical camp of the series organized by Emjay-Penguin, Panwila was held at the Madulkelle Sri Subodharama Temple, which was fully sponsored by MOH Panwila. 20 medical consultants volunteered their services and the medical camp was open to the residents of the Panwila Divisional Secretariat and the elderly relatives of the Emjay-Penguin, Panwila employees.

The fourth medical camp, which was fully sponsored by the Kurunegala District Medical Services Department, was organized by Emjay-Penguin, Karandagolla. The medical camp was held at the Meegahathenna Sri Bodhirajaramaya Temple and a medical team comprising of 20 consultants volunteered their services.

The residents of the Karandagolla Divisional Secretariat and the elderly relatives of the Emjay-Penguin, Karandagolla employees was able to obtain medical aid and free consultation. Emjay-Penguin, conducts various CSR projects under their ‘Athwela’ programme to aid the livelihood of the community who live in close proximity to the factories spread across Kurunegala, Kandy & Payagala.

The aforementioned CSR projects include blood donation camps, book donations for school children, tree planting campaigns, donations to schools and hospitals career guidance programmes and environment cleaning projects. Above all, ‘Athwela’ focuses mainly on improving the water and sanitary facilities of school children.


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