Kanrich Finance has always been in the forefront as a pioneer financial institute and has always come forward very generously to reach out and lend a helping hand to the betterment of fellow Sri Lankans. It is with the intention of this evolving ethos that it has launched its latest CSR ‘Kanrich Thaksalava’, a much looked forward to CSR initiative for school going students.
The ‘Kanrich Thaksalava’ programme, was successfully launched at Sri Maha Bodhiramaramaya, Batahena in Ratnapura recently. This programme aims to supplement the knowledge of the school going children through successful incorporation of curriculum components and further study into the programmes run by the ‘Kanrich Thaksalava’.
Head of the Project Steering Committee and Assistant General Manager Kanrich Finance Shyamini Fernando said: “Kanrich Thaksalava programme is aimed at students of Grade 6 to Grade 9 and supplements the curriculum components taught at school. We adopt innovative teaching methods in successfully delivering and complementing the English syllabi offered at school level. Furthermore, our aim is to reach out to underprivileged students who do not have access to updated resources and material and who do not have the facilities many of the suburb schools have. This is our way of building up and investing in next generation Sri Lankans and all this is offered free of charge to the children of our micro finance policy holders.”
Identifying the lapses and gaps that exist in knowledge dissemination, Kanrich Finance aims to assist school goers overcome the obstacles in acquiring the much needed English language skills within the curriculum as the first phase of the project. The programme would see that weekly classes are conducted at the designated places, together with interim progress reviews of the students and monthly assessments by a panel of expert teachers. Arrangements are also in place to reward top achievers of the monthly assessments in a beneficial way.
This programme targets the children of Kanrich micro finance policy subscribers and creates a platform for them to learn and practice the skills taught at school outside of the school environments with expert guidance.
This programme has been conceptualised and has been carried out under the directive of Shiran Weerasinghe, CEO, Kanrich Finance Ltd. He promises and looks forward to take this initiative to the next level, reaching far and wide across Sri Lanka establishing ‘Kanrich Thaksalava’ institutes in localities where Kanrich Finance branches are already present.
‘Kanrich Thaksalava’ has already opened seven institutes covering 6 Kanrich Branches in the towns of Rathnapura, Moratuwa, Polonnaruwa, Chillaw, Ambilipitiya and Nugegoda (with two institutes operating in Maharagama and Kottawa). The present student body consists of over 250 students at these institutes. All these are offered free of charge for the Kanrich Micro Finance policy holders.