SLT-MOBITEL inculcates reading habit with Book Donation programme

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Continuing to inculcate the love for reading and knowledge among children, SLT-MOBITELcarried out the secondphase of its ‘HithakAthnamPothakDenna’ (හිතක්ඇත්නම්පොතක්දෙන්න) programme by donating over 1,000 books and connectivity solutions to the Kikiliyamana School in NuwaraEliya recently.The programme was initiated in September 2020 last year, parallel to the National Literacy Month with the intention of providing books for needy schools.

Senior Management of SLT-MOBITEL, Staff of the Regional Telecom Office, NuwaraEliya, and thePrincipal, Teachers and Students of the school participated in the programme.The books presented to the school were collected by the staff of theCentral and UvaRegional offices and the Mini Outside Plant Maintenance Center at Kegalle, and also from customers and the general public. SLT-MOBITEL also provided SLT internet connections to the school with free installation.

SLT-MOBITEL understands that every book has the potential to change a child’s life and the Book Donation initiative helpsthem explore, learn and broaden their knowledge.By empowering these children they have the opportunity to receive a better education and ultimately improve their lives and ensure a brighter future.Theprogramme also included athought-provoking educational sessionfor both school children and teachers on diverse topics including motivation, leadership and how to successfully prepare for life after school.

As the ‘HithakAthnamPothakDenna’programme gains momentum SLT-MOBITEL invites more individuals to join the campaign in donating books. SLT-MOBITEL has established book collecting centers at the Sri Lanka Telecom Head Office in Fort and at SLT-MOBITEL Teleshops island-wide, for the public to donate books for the ongoing ‘HithakAthnamPothakDenna’book donation programme.

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