Sampath Bank holds Year 5 scholarship seminar in Avissawella as CSR initiative

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Sampath Bank Avissawella branch successfully conducted a Year 5 scholarship seminar at Avissawella town hall with a participation of over 450 students from the region. The seminar was conducted by an experienced government school teacher in the country. The seminar focused on discussing model papers and focused on time management, and several ways to tackle difficult questions. Students who participated in the seminar said, it helped them gain the needed confidence in facing the exam. “We were able to better familiarise with the format and the relevant content of the exam.” “The seminar was a great support for students, as it paved the way for them to assess their strengths and weaknesses. Most of the Year 5 scholarship students in the area were able to identify the proper ways and received the correct guidance to prepare for the exam. The seminar would no doubt helped students getting better prepared for the exam,” a Year 5 teacher attached to an Avissawella school said. Meanwhile, parents expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Sampath Bank for its compassionate gesture of holding a Year 5 scholarship seminar of this magnitude in their area and admired the resource person who is trained specifically in providing the most efficient and professional test preparation to students. Sampath Bank employees’ enthusiastic commitment to the programme which aims to ensure healthy, happy country is praiseworthy, as it benefits themselves and also the local community in which they work. Sampath Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the 5E model and this project is falling under the theme ‘Education for Development’. Shifting from Voluntary CSR to Obligatory CSR, the bank has introduced various mechanisms to enhance employee engagement, aligning all CSR initiatives with core business objectives and core competencies. Herein the bank spreads out bank level CSR projects in rural and semi urban sectors and focuses on small and medium scale projects to share the benefit with greater number of beneficiaries.