Bartleet Finance recently made it a priority to address the needs of the inmates of the School for the Deaf and Blind at Ratmalana.
A program of events under the banner, ‘Doing more than our minimum for society’ were brought to realisation radiating joy amongst these differently-abled children.
Brainchild of Bartleet Finance Managing Director/CEO Eraj Wijesinghe, the activities were organised with his active participation and wholehearted involvement of Mrs. Wijesinghe, the management, staff and stakeholders. The whole scenario reflected the teamwork and solidarity of the staff, business and advertising partners who came together in a combined effort to organise a Shramadana and day of fun activities for the children.
Prior to the Fun Events day, a full day was spent in a clean-up of the premises and surroundings. In addition repairs and painting of class rooms were carried out and those who contributed their time and energy to make this project a reality felt a sense of fulfilment in a day well spent.
The fun activities included cricket matches between the staff and children, elephant rides, face painting, bouncers, races, drawing competitions, music and dancing. They were also treated to delicious Ice-cream and sausages doled out by on-site outlets and a gift each by Bartleet Finance. The grounds were a riot of colour with balloons and decorations, creating an ideal backdrop for the day’s events in which the children experienced the time of their lives and an unforgettable day.
“Fundamental to Bartleet’s corporate approach is our commitment to invest and allocate resources to aid development and improve the quality of life for the differently-abled communities amongst whom we live. Reaching out to disabled children is the noblest form of charity work that Bartleet can undertake and by this exercise, we have collectively as a team made it possible to extend assistance towards this worthy cause,” stated Wijesinghe.
The head of the organising committee Sanjeewa Seneviratne mentioned, “It was a concerted effort made by the Management and staff and a special appreciation is due to the business partners who contributed in cash and kind, notwithstanding the provision of manpower and supply of equipment by our advertising partners, which was used for the clean-up operation and repairs.”
Bartleet Group, with a rich history of 107 years, is a pioneering establishment in the tea broking and tea exporting sectors and is now a conglomerate with diversified business interests in stock brokering, money brokering, wealth management, insurance and financial services specialising in fixed deposits and leasing.