People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the market leader in the non-bank finance sector in Sri Lanka conducted its CSR program ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ at three locations at a stretch at Katugasthota, Bandarawela and Moratuwa.
Senehasen Ithurum CSR program is aimed at introducing productive and innovative teaching methods to pre-school teachers and stimulating creativity and saving habits within pre-school children.
PLC conducts this program throughout the island in association with the ‘Bilindu’ monthly magazine. A panel of resourceful personnel with expertise and years of experience on early childhood sponsor the program.
Pre-school teachers at these programs were given a tool kit to practice individually and as teams.
These newest programs had few sessions that emphasised on re-using waste items found from the vicinity for creations of art and handwork which sheds light on the importance of thriftiness and saving practice from the early adolescent age of children.
The 12th ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ program sponsored by Katugasthota PLC branch was held at ‘Devon Rest’ in Kandy with the participation of 82 teachers.
A participant, Sudharshani De Silva, who is a pre-school teacher of Katugasthota ‘Samuditha’ pre-school said, “This program that had both theory and practical sessions was very useful. The knowledge we gained from this is crucial for us to nurture potentiality of our pre-school children”.
PLC Katugasthota branch manager said he and the branch officials spent 573 voluntary hours on the program and derived great satisfaction by fully sponsoring the program.
The 13th ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ program sponsored by Moratuwa PLC branch was held at Moratuwa with the participation of 56 teachers.
A participant, Kumari Bibile, who is a pre-school teacher of ‘Happy World’ pre-school in Angulana said the program endowed them with a comprehensive knowledge on training and grooming pre-school children.
The staff of Moratuwa PLC branch with the guidance of their manager has spent 180 voluntary hours on the program.
The 14th ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ program sponsored by Bandarawela PLC branch was held at Bandarawela, ‘Kanmark Holiday Home’ with the participation of 88 teachers.
A participant, Samanthi Perera, a teacher of ‘Sri Sudharma’ pre-school in Dikulpotha said it was a valuable program.
“This program had segments of aesthetics, art, handwork and communication skills for pre-school children and endowed us with immense knowledge to understand the temperament of pre-school children,” she said.
The staff of Bandarawela PLC branch with the guidance of their manager has spent 190 voluntary hours on the program.
People’s Leasing was commissioned in 1995 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the second largest state bank in Sri Lanka, the People’s Bank.
Fitch Rating Lanka has assigned PLC a credit rating of AA- (lka) which makes PLC the highest rated Finance company in the country. PLC is the only Sri Lankan Finance company to have two international ratings of which one is equal to the Sovereign from Standard & Poor’s (‘B+/B’) and the other is one notch below the Sovereign from Fitch Rating International (‘B’).
PLC’s financial service product portfolio includes; leasing, fixed deposits, saving accounts, personal and business loans, margin trading, factoring and Islamic financial services.
People’s Leasing conglomerate consists of six subsidiaries namely, People’s Insurance PLC, People’s Microfinance Ltd., People’s Leasing Property Development Ltd., People’s Leasing Fleet Management Ltd., People’s Leasing Havelock Properties Ltd. and its latest foreign venture Lankan Alliance Finance Ltd.
The uniqueness of People’s Leasing is its strength and the stability to provide diverse financial solutions under one roof to its customers, thus enabling the customers to obtain convenient and customer friendly services.