LOLC Divi Saviya surpasses 2,000 schools and counting

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LOLC Divi Saviya celebrating 2,000 schools at Punkudathivu Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School on 15 September


LOLC Group›s ‹Divi Saviya› has successfully reached out to 2000 schools to date, transforming the educational journey of countless children.

Launched in February 2023, ‹Divi Saviya› has been a beacon of hope for the most deserving children across Sri Lanka thereby reaffirming its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

To commemorate this momentous occasion, a special event was organised at the Punkudathivu Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School on 15 September 2023, where the essential school supplies were distributed to the students in the presence of several well-wishers. 

Sakunthala, representing the parents of Hettiyawa Primary School in Anuradhapura, spoke about the profound impact of the ‹LOLC Divi Saviya› project. Her emotional words resonated deeply, “It is a day when hope rained down upon us, just like the much-needed rain during a drought. When our villagers whose livelihood is agriculture were struggling with helplessness, wondering how to provide for our children’s education, LOLC emerged as our guide. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the joy and care you have brought into our hearts. While we struggled to afford the essential school equipment that our children need for unhindered learning, LOLC›s ‹Divi Saviya› has come forward to support the children of our nation.” With heartfelt gratitude, Rupika Prashanthi, a parent at Thannabodhiya Vidyalaya, expressed her emotions: “Speaking on behalf of our school, I want to extend our deepest thanks to LOLC for selecting our school in the rural Walapane region for this initiative. This contribution has a thoughtful impact on the education of our precious children, and we are truly touched by your generosity.”

Dhammika Priyangani, speaking on behalf of the parents of Arugammana Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalle, shared her heartfelt sentiments, “Divi Saviya program has been a lifeline for the children who face financial hardships in pursuit of their education. Our gratitude to LOLC knows no bounds for this priceless support, and we gratefully wish that your institution continues to champion such profoundly impactful social initiatives.”

The ‹Divi Saviya› initiative began with 1390 schools and expanded its reach across the entire island. Under the second phase, initiated in August, the project is set to extend its assistance to 1512 schools further, catering to the students’ needs. Operating under the theme ‹For the future of the children,› this program provides school requirement kits comprising school bags, exercise books, pens, pencils, colour boxes, and mathematical toolboxes to schoolchildren.  LOLC Group has made a substantial investment of Rs. 1.5 billion in this endeavour.