CMCF, CICT launch community driven CSR Program | Daily News


CMCF, CICT launch community driven CSR Program

CICT Chief Financial Officer Raymond Mu handing over aid to school children and senior citizens
CICT Chief Financial Officer Raymond Mu handing over aid to school children and senior citizens

The China Merchants Charitable Foundation (CMCF), the social responsibility arm of China Merchants Group (CMG), the parent company of the Colombo International Container Terminals Limited (CICT), carried out a community-driven CSR program in Pannila, Horana, which reached out to over 300 students and 120 senior citizens of the village.

CICT, which manages the only deep water terminal in South Asia including the Port of Colombo, where it is located, together with CMCF, have carried out many community driven projects, targeting all sections of society covering Health, Social Well-being and Education. A few of such projects is being the principle sponsor for Wheelchair Tennis in Sri Lanka, providing free cataract operations for the elderly and many more. The most recent initiative was the CSR program in Pannila, Horana.

This project provided elderly persons with gift packs containing nutritional food along with other essential items and students with school supplies for the new school year.

The students and senior citizens benefitted by the program are residents of Pannila 612-B Division, an area empowered by the Hope Village project of CMCF and CICT. The project is aimed to help the village develop into a desirable residential area, with a fully-fledged Community Centre, a Children’s playground and livelihood support for the needy.

Distribution of stationery and aid among schoolchildren and senior citizens was the first of many CSR initiatives led by CMCF and CICT in the area. The stationery was distributed ahead of the commencement of the new school term in January. Community Development Committee President H.A. Gunathilake, extended his gratitude to CMCF and CICT, the Divisional Secretariat, Kamal Pushpakumara, Divisional Secretary and villagers for coming together to support those in need.

Gunathilake expressed hopes that the collaboration would reach greater heights in the future, empowering the village with assistance from CMCF and CICT.


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