Sri Lanka’s leading integrated financial services provider HNB FINANCE PLC recently organized an art workshop among a few other exciting activities, at the Kilinochchi Central Primary School in celebration of the World Children’s Day.
The occasion which was organized by HNB FINANCE, was graced by the Mr. S. Keetheswaran, Principal of Kilinochchi Central Primary School, along with students, parents and representatives from HNB FINANCE, including Head of Marketing Udara Gunasinghe along with the Marketing, Savings teams from head office, and Kilinochchi Branch staff.
The event was driven by HNB FINANCE’s ‘Yalu’ Children’s Savings scheme, with the aim of inculcating creativity, inspiration and the habit of saving among young school-going children.
The event started off with an educational art workshop which was conducted by experienced Art Teacher and Instructor Mr Thevarajah Jasinthan, following which children were supplied with all the required drawing materials from HNB FINANCE and allowed to draw on their own, and then given pointers and suggestions to help them improve.
Additionally, a workshop was held for parents in collaboration with Sri Lanka Police, with the presence of WSI Ms Ishani Thilochana, WPC Ms.R. Sajistrika from Sri Lanka Police and Ms. Kothai Thushyanthan from the National Child Protection Authority, who conducted a program on child protection, while HNB FINANCE’s training team conducted an engaging financial literacy program to drive financial inclusivity which is a key pillar of HNB FINANCE’s economic sustainability strategy.
“A critical aspect that is mostly overlooked by adults is the mental wellbeing of their children, and we want to give compassion and uplifting support to children from rural communities to help them understand and strive for greater heights. It is with this thought that we embarked on this initiative, to show these children the value of collective effort which was greatly appreciated and commended,” noted HNB FINANCE PLC Managing Director and CEO Chaminda Prabhath.
The company believes that all children deserve to feel rewarded and acknowledged during these types of initiatives and every child who was present at the celebration received gifts.
HNB FINANCE prides itself on supporting and uplifting the younger generations, as the company believes that they will someday shape the country for the better. Similar to an array of celebrations held in various parts of the island through HNB FINANCE, the company also takes the initiative to facilitate community places of interest such as hospitals and schools, which prove vital for the development and betterment of poverty-stricken children especially from rural communities.
Special thanks were given to the Sri Lanka Army for their extended support through collaborative efforts to make this occasion a success.
About HNB FINANCE PLC
HNB Finance PLC was established in the year 2000 and is licensed as a registered Finance Company by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 77 branches, HNB Finance offers a range of exceptional financial services which include Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans as well as leasing, gold loans, housing loans, personal loans, real estate and property loans and savings and fixed deposits facilities. The company holds a National Long-term Rating at ‘A(lka)’; as affirmed by Fitch Ratings, certified as a Great Place to Work and ranked 57th among Top 100 brands in Sri Lanka by Brand Finance.