Hatton National Bank conducted an outward bound training program for student managers of the eastern region on 22 February 2013 at the Urban Council Grounds, Trincomalee. Over a hundred student managers from Ampara, Kantale, Batticaloa and Trincomalee participated at the special training program.
This outward bound program for student managers of the eastern region was specially designed to unleash hidden potential, develop self confidence, leadership qualities, team building and effective communication, and to promote a sense of community service and involvement in CSR activities. The program was instrumental in developing a positive mindset while improving their capabilities and the identifying the need for proper empowerment among these student leaders.
The program was inaugurated by R.M.P. Dayawansa – Assistant General Manager of HNB, Vijendran – Zonal Director of Education, S.A. Arumugam – HNB Regional Manager of the Eastern Region and P.M.P. Perera – Deputy Executive Director of the Sri Lanka Business Development Centre. The outward bound training program was conducted with the assistance of Outward Bound Trust Sri Lankan in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Business Development Centre.
Following the successful implementation of the program, student managers participated stated that it was a great opportunity to develop leadership, cooperation, patience and humanity through team activities. The program offered not only fun but equally a superb learning environment on many socio-cultural spheres. “We were able to identify our strengths effectively,” said a student manager. HNB initiated the school banking unit concept in 1994 mainly to inculcate the savings habit among school children. Since then, the bank has established 166 school banking units across Sri Lanka where student managers who are groomed to take leadership in running a mini bank in his/her school get actively involved in teaching their fellow students the value of savings. HNB responsibly trains 1,000 student managers every year with programs of this nature.