NCAP donates computers to rural schools

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Sri Lanka’s premier Investment Bank, NDB Capital Holdings (NCAP) recently donated computer equipment to three under privileged schools.

The subsidiaries of NCAP, NDB Investment Bank (NDBIB), NDB Wealth Management (NWM), and NDB Stockbrokers (NDBS) organised the donation of computers to Attaragama Kanishta Vidhyalaya in Harispattuwa, Migahajandura MahaV-idyalaya in Sooriyawewa, and J. Keerimalai Naguleswarm Vidyalayam in Keerimalai.

These schools were chosen based on the need for computer facilities and to represent all parts of the country and all communities.  

Attaragama Kanishta Vidhyalaya Harispattuwa, of the Kandy District is consists of 110 students. The school has IT as a subject for all the students from grades one to 11, but lacked the computer facilities to conduct the classes. The Principal, Major H.P. Mewantissa said that with the computers they received, the school is now able to conduct IT classes for the children.

Migahajandura Maha Vidyalaya Sooriyawewa, in Hambantota District dates back to 1892 and has 564 students, 31 staff members, and classes from grade one to 13. According to the principal Gamini Dahanayake, computer facilities were much needed for the school.

J. Keerimalai Naguleswarm Vidyalayam Keerimalai, in Jaffana District was a displaced school for 22 years due to the war in the North and East. When the NDB stock brokers branch in Jaffna heard about the need for computers for this school through the acting principal, they immediately obliged.   

According to CEO Vajira Kulatilaka, “NCAP is knowledge based organisation and whole-heartedly believes that education is the key to a prosperous society. Most of our professional staff have received the benefit of the free education system and feel an urge to give something back to the society.

“Based on the belief that access to information and knowledge sharing promotes national harmony, we selected schools in Jaffna, Hambanthota and Kandy to provide IT facilities. We sincerely hope that the students of these schools will embrace the opportunity been provided.” NDB Capital Holdings PLC is the only listed full-service investment bank in the country which offers fund and fee based investment banking services such as debt and equity raising, corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, stock broking, wealth management, private equity and underwriting.

The fee based services are carried out via subsidiaries of NCAP, namely NDB Investment Bank, NDB Stockbrokers, and NDB Wealth Management; whilst fund based activities are performed directly under the Company. NCAP is a subsidiary of NDB Bank.