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Volunteer Awards 2017

John Keells Foundation held its annual Volunteer Recognition Day at Cinnamon Lakeside on 12th June 2017. The event was graced by Mr. Krishan Balendra and Senior Management who awarded our high performing volunteers of 2016/17. A revised rating scheme was created whereby volunteers were ranked Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit based on the Volunteer’s role, number of instances and volunteer hours recorded, and the nature of engagement. Volunteers under the top 3 categories were felicitated at the event. A total of 1,008 volunteers in 1,954 instances and 7,649 hours were recorded in 2016/17 comprising of 2 platinum certificates, 31 Gold certificates, 69 Silver certificates, 266 bronze certificates and 589 recognized as merit winners.

Volunteer Awards 2016

John Keells Foundation held its annual Volunteer Recognition Day at Cinnamon Lakeside on the 13th of June 2016. The event was graced by Mr. Susantha Ratnayake, JKH Chairman and Senior Management who awarded our most passionate and dedicated volunteers. Certificates were ranked Gold, Silver and Bronze based on the Volunteer’s role, number of instances, volunteer hours recorded, and the quality of the volunteer’s contribution. 65 Gold certificates, 135 Silver certificates and 445 bronze certificates were given to our volunteers. Special trophies were awarded to two exceptional volunteers, while a few volunteers received special certificates for their commitment that exceeded expectation. In the year 2015/2016, we recorded more than 624 volunteers in 1611 instances.

Volunteer Awards 2015

The Annual Volunteer Recognition Day for the year 2014/15 was held on the 15th June 2015 under the patronage of JKH Chairman Mr. Susantha Ratnayake, recognizing the invaluable contribution of our volunteers in enabling the success of our projects. For the 2014/2015 financial year, 586 volunteers enlisted into various projects recording over 1212 volunteer engagements via the Foundation alone.

Each and every one of our volunteers received a certificate for their commitment towards the Foundations’ projects. A distinction was made between volunteer contributions as Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates were given out accordingly. A selected few received a special certificate of recognition for their time, dedication and commitment towards volunteerism that went beyond expectation. Hasanka Wijesinghe received a V SPARC award for her contribution towards the Vocational Training Programme at Cinnamon Grand while Forum Theatre Volunteers, Sachini Abewickrama, Pramukshi Kariyawasam, Savindi Lucas, Shehara Alahakoon, Ashraaq Wahab, Chenura Obeysekera, Rukshan De Soyza and Deanna Jayasundera received a Team V SPARC award for consistently providing their time, ideas and acting skills during WAVE sessions. A special award was also given to Ivan Perera for his significant impact towards HIV awareness resulting in the achievement during 2014/15 of the cumulative milestone of 30,000 persons.