(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Creating equal learning opportunities for students across the country, Nations Trust Bank has implemented the Schools Empowerment Programme to identify and establish long-term relationships with under-privileged schools operating in rural areas. With the commitment to uplift the community through various sustainability initiatives, delivering quality education remains as an integral part of the Banks’ CSR initiatives.
Every year, Nations Trust Bank provides a full year’s worth of school supplies, teaching aids and essentials across 4 schools – Nithalawa School in Galgamuwa, Amunuthenna School in Ratnapura, Mullivaikkal Government Tamil Medium School in Mullaitivu and Wahalkada D-5 School in Kebithigollewa. This year, the official handing over of the donations, benefitting and empowering over 570 students, was carried out as small-scale events organized by the respective schools due to the pandemic.
Commenting on this, Theja Silva, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Nations Trust Bank said, “As we all know, the past year has adversely affected the socioeconomic conditions across the country, and it could not have been a favourable time period for the students in these schools, who mostly come from families with livelihoods depending on farming and craftsmanship. At Nations Trust Bank, we understand that having access to quality education is essential for the development of this country and therefore, it is a truly rewarding experience to be able to support these students with their education and contribute towards empowering our future generation.”
The Schools Empowerment Programme, which kick started 10 years ago, has been able to impact the lives of many students and yield tangible results such as increased pass rates for GCE Ordinary Level exams. Over the years, in addition to the donation of school supplies, the Bank has been able to successfully build fully equipped IT and science laboratories and facilitate items suited to meet the schools’ requirements
Nations Trust Bank PLC is among the top 15 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today. Stemming from its vision of “helping people and businesses by providing financial services and information to achieve their goals and aspirations in a sustainable way”, the Bank serves a diverse range of customers across both individual and corporate, with an enviable portfolio of banking and financial products and services. Strongly focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, the Bank is a pioneer in many innovative customer centric banking solutions such as extended banking hours, and FriMi – Sri Lanka’s first digital banking experience. Delivering premium value, service and connecting its Cardmembers to rewarding experiences and opportunities Nations Trust Bank PLC is an issuer and sole acquirer of American Express Cards in Sri Lanka. The Bank operates 96 branches across the country and has an ATM network covering 127 locations and 48 Cash Deposit & Withdrawal Machines, plus more than 3,700 ATMs on the Lanka Pay Network.