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Thalassemia Awareness & Screening Programs

26 Oct , 2018,
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Thalassemia is a congenital health condition, prevalent across Sri Lanka; especially in the North Western Province. UA was able to provide invaluable support towards controlling this severe blood disorder by conducting thalassemia awareness and prevention campaigns across the country.
Extended support and collaborative efforts received from National Thalassemia Centre – Kurunegala along with the Hemal’s Adolescent & Adult Thalassemia Care has made it possible to conduct the awareness sessions across the country.

 
Program Name 2016 2017 2018 (Jan to June)
No of Programs No of Life Touched No of Programs No of Life Touched No of Programs No of Life Touched
Thalassaemia Awareness & Blood Screening program 69 14,761 108 24,354 90 22,972
 
 
No Program Name 2018 ( Jan to June )
No of Programs No of life Touched
01 Thalassemia Awareness and Child Management Skills programs with LGC (for parents) 3 883
02 Thalassemia Awareness and Successful Life programs with LGC (for students) 1 300
03 Thalassemia Awareness and Child Management Skills programs with LGC (for Teachers) 11 2,495
04 Thalassemia Awareness and Child Management Skills programs with LGC (Common group) 1 250
Total 16 3928

 

Diabetes Awareness & Screening Programs

Oct , 2018,
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Diabetes was seen as a critical area of concern and was taken under the strategic focus of UA’s CSR platform. Through Union Manushyathwaya, interventions were developed, focusing on pre-screening models. This was brought into action with the collaborative effort of Public Health Department of the CMC, DMOH offices and NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) Units.

 
Program Name 2016 2017 2018 (Jan to June)
No of Programs No of Life Touched No of Programs No of Life Touched No of Programs No of Life Touched
Diabetes Awareness & Blood Screening programs 14 1169 47 3297 24 1198

 

Dengue Pilot Project by Union Manushyathwaya

Oct , 2018,
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The first ever dengue pilot project executed within Sri Lanka which was commenced on 5th of January 2017 in Kirulapana, Siddharthapura Housing Scheme successfully completed the first phase of the project on 20th January 2018. The overall project was successfully concluded during the month of June producing valuable insights on preventing Dengue.
This special project was aimed at initiating behavioural changes of the children within the community to address the dengue issue.

John Keells English Language Scholarship Programme – 2018

17 Sep , 2018,
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John Keells supports CKD Prevention in Horowpathana and Galenbindunuwewa 2018

14 Sep , 2018,
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John Keells provides Reverse Osmosis Plants to address risks of Chronic Kidney Disease

1 Aug , 2018,
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John Keells Foundation opened two Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems commissioned in collaboration with the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), Anuradhapura in Horowpothana and Galenbinduniwewa. This is part of a master plan of NWSDB to provide access to good quality water for drinking and cooking purposes in areas known to be at risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

The two Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems were opened on 19th July 2018 in the presence of officials representing NWSDB including the Chief Engineer, Tharanga Senevirathna ; representatives of the John Keells Group led by Ms. Nadija Tambiah, Head of CSR, Devanshi Fernando, Assistant Manager- Projects, John Keells Foundation and members of the respective communities.

Water and sanitation has been a key development priority in many community interventions undertaken by John Keells under our CSR vision ‘Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow’. This initiative which is part of our Village Adoption Project is in line with John Keells Foundation’s focus area of health, aimed at creating productive and healthy societies.

John Keells Regional English Days 2018

31 Jul , 2018,
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John Keells Regional English Days came to a close on the 14th of July 2018.Over 1082 students from five provinces namely, Western, Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern, who completed the John Keells English Language Scholarship Programme gathered in their respective provinces to showcase their talents and learnings. The regional events featured drama performances and poetry recitals by students from various backgrounds performed in front of local audiences comprising parents, teachers and local authorities.

The items performed at each location was adjudged by a panel of 3 independent judges, for the selection of Best Drama, Best Poem and Best Performer. Moreover an award for the Best Teacher was given out in in recognition of the commitment and efforts towards the John Keells English Language Scholarship Programme.

Grade 05 Scholarship Revision Classes

Jul , 2018,
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The annual grade 5 Scholarship revision classes were conducted on the 30th of July 2018 for the students who are a part of the John Keells Neighbourhood Schools Development Programme. The seminar was conducted separately for both Sinhala and Tamil medium students. These classes benefitted a total of 86 students from Al Iqbal Muslim Balika Vidyalaya, Holy Rosary Tamil Vidyalaya, Siri Sariputta Maha Vidyalaya, T.B. Jayah Zahira College and St. Anthony’s Balika Vidyalaya. Students were given mock examination papers to do under timed conditions and thereafter these papers and important areas were discussed by a teacher.

John Keells supports the ‘No Kunu’ Campaign

25 Jul , 2018,
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John Keells supported the No-Kunu campaign – a mass citizen initiative, by deploying a total of 60 volunteers from all sectors of the group. The volunteers actively cleaned the neighborhood surrounding our businesses whilst also engaging with the residents and raising awareness – making them more mindful of the impacts of carelessly dumping garbage and the importance of garbage segregation. The volunteers also spoke to shop owners, school principals and lottery sellers, giving them suggestions on how they could keep their store fronts and school premises clean thus ensuring that the benefits of this initiative are not only reaped within the period that it is carried out, but would also have a longer term and lasting impact.

John Keells supports the construction of an Accident and Emergency Treatment Unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Jul , 2018,
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