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“Yalu Daskam” – Inspiring young minds to create

HNB Finance inspires young minds through arts and crafts

Reaching another milestone in their journey to inspire young minds to create, Sri Lanka’s leading financial services provider, HNB FINANCE held two more arts and crafts programmes for school children in Chillaw and Kantale. Yalu Daskam is an ongoing series of children centred programmes organized at various locations across the country which takes an approach of joyful learning. The most recent arts and crafts programmes were held at the Bishop Edumund Peiris College in Chillaw (October 12), Vaan Ela Vidyalaya and Pansalgodalla Junior High School in Kantale (November 2), in collaboration with Chillaw and Kantale branches.

Over 300 students together with their parents participated in the programmes lead by renowned artist Dayawansa Kumasaru. Fun painting activities were organized for school goers while awareness programmes on fostering creativity in children were held for parents.
Students were awarded certificates of participation in addition to art and school supplies. Additionally, HNB FINANCE will also present valuable gifts and certificates to the top three winners of the art competition that was held alongside the arts and crafts programme.
“We aspire to give back to the community in order to contribute towards the sustainable progress of our country. Our ultimate focus is being a stepping stone in Sri Lanka’s journey to a prosperous future. Accordingly, we invest in endeavours which enrich young minds in the long term,” HNB FINANCE, Managing Director B M D C Prabhath said.

Even though the day’s programme revolved around arts and crafts, HNB FINANCE also created awareness on the importance of saving, budgeting and the value of being economical. Yalu savings accounts are specifically designed to instil the habit of saving in children by rewarding them with gifts such as violins, guitars, electric organs, drones and bicycles along with attractive interest rates.

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 48 branches and 21 service centers with the power of Hatton National Bank’s 650 ATM machines, HNB FINANCE has over the recent past expanded into new fields of business and now offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans in addition to savings, gold loans, fixed deposits facilities and leasing products.