Reading Corner set up for Sri Jinananda Children’s Home

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  • Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader’ CSR Project by Just In Time Group 

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Just In Time Group a wholly Sri Lankan company has been a key partner and implementer of several cutting edge mission critical ICT solutions in the country over the last two decades. With the dawn of 2016, Just In Time Group completed a two decade (20 years) mammoth journey in the ICT arena of Sri Lanka. This growth throughout the years is a vital milestone with their longstanding strategic partnerships with principals, customers and employees.

Working to create a better future every day for our country’s children and youth is a cause Just In Time staff are very passionate about, and the Just in Time Group has already launched its corporate internship program to further this initiative and recently launched its CSR program ‘Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader’ to inculcate the habit of reading in children across the island thereby playing our part in shaping future well rounded leaders. 

Our CSR initiative is to create mini libraries and reading spaces for children, which encourages in children the wonderful habit of reading. Having identified the need that most rural schools and orphanages do not have the resources to make this habit an enjoyable one for children we set out on our CSR objective.

Reading is Empowerment

Studies have proven that reading for pleasure makes a big difference in a child’s early life. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment not only perform better in school than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge, wider imagination and a better understanding of the world around them and acceptance of other cultures and people. Reading is a wonderful habit that needs to be inculcated in a child early in their lives. 

‘Reading Corner’ Project 

Just In Time Group’s goal is to create reading corners in orphanages and rural schools for children who are lacking this much needed knowledge development resource. Reading even for just a few minutes a day has a myriad of benefits and helps shape a child’s personality. By building mini libraries all across the country, be it at schools or orphanages we can greatly enhance the habit of reading in children and awareness of the world around them to make them better informed, well rounded adults. Encouraging reading in children is one of the most important things we can do to prepare our future generation to face life as a balanced human being and the foundation towards better academic and non-academic growth. 

The launch project was held at the Sri Jinananda Children’s Development Centre in Wellawatte. Begun in 1986, as an initiative of Rev. Urumuththe SugathanandaThero, this is a home for boys between the ages of 4 -18 who have been accommodated from across Sri Lanka. Each child has a story of their own, with many of them coming from broken and underprivileged homes.

Upon finding out the needs of many orphanages, we commenced the CSR initiative at Sri Jinananda Children’s Home. This home is well-organised and a spacious location catering to the needs of the children. Looking at the educational empowerment – one basic aspect was lacking which were age appropriate books for the children and an engaging and attractive space for the children to read. Just In Time Group and its staff contributed in creating this mini library and reading space for the children and it was received with much enthusiasm and excitement by the children and the staff of the home.