Sampath Bank launches youth empowerment
Leadership campaign at
Sampath Bank has partnered with the AIESEC local committee of the
University of Sri Jayawardenapura to promote youth empowerment in the
country. Sampath Bank Managing Director Aravinda Perera and Vice
Chancellor, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Dr. N.L.A. Karunarathna
signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the bank's auditorium.
Since then 18 events have been held allocating six each for Leadership
Campaigns, Sessions and Special Projects from January 22 to March 29. A
representative of Sampath Bank said that the Bank was proud to be
engaged in a collaborative partnership with the Sri Jayawardenapura
University in monitoring and guiding youth empowerment projects
"Sampath Bank attaches great importance to initiatives aimed at
contributing to the country's progress and development in all arenas,"
Sampath Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the
5E model, falling under the theme 'Education for Development'.
The programs implemented so far have been conducted by undergraduates
from the Sri Jayawardenapura University and 11 foreign interns from
Bosnia, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Pakistan, Russia and
Under the theme Ample Path of Inspiration (API), the Leadership
Training Campaign kicked off at Thurstan College on January 22 while the
first CSR program was conducted on March 6 at the National Cancer
Several sessions on Leadership Training at the University of Sri
Jayawardenapura covered topics such as Corporate World, Social Dancing,
Documentary Writing, Presentation and Public Speaking and Social
The other Leadership Training Campaigns targeted at the Prefects'
Guild and selected senior students were held at Dharmapala College,
Rajarata College, Hingurakgoda, Rippon College, Galle, Walagedara
Central College, Matugama and Subarathi College, Godagama.
The second and third CSR projects were held at Mihindu Seth
Medura,Attiditya and Mount Lavinia Beach (Beach cleaning up).