Rotary partner Miss China finalists on Rs.100 m Hearing Project
Tuesday, 2 September 2014 01:56
Rotary District Sri Lanka has partnered the beauties from Miss China in lighting up Sri Lanka with a Rs. 100 million hearing aid project that was launched at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel amidst a distinguished audience last evening.
Rotary Governor Gowri Rajan outlined how an assessment done in Sri Lanka had revealed that almost 1.6 million people are affected with hearing problems and the Rotary having identified this issue located a donor to make a difference to the fast growing Sri Lankan economy that needs a healthy labour force to support the strong economic growth agenda of the country.
The project is valued at Rs. 100 million in equipment and professional time. The launch was unique given that the Miss China finalists vying for the Miss Universe title handed over to the initial recipients of 20 deserving children together with the past Governors of Rotary present. The initiative was unique give that those a who would not have access to the sophisticated equipment worth between Rs. 60,000-110,000 each now had the opportunity of owning one which was manufactured in Germany. One thousand such hearing aids will be donated by Rotary across the country, she said.
“Today’s event is unique given that it is a ‘Private-Public-People’ partnership. The base hospital in a respective geographic area will verify with an audiogram of the potential recipient and then Rotary engages the recipient for the award. The function sponsored by a top corporate like Ewise is the typical PPP model that we use in many of our projects,” commented the Governor Rajan. Pic by Upul Abayasekara