Abans marks Children's Day
Every year Abans observes World Children's Day by organising an
outing for orphans and destitute children.
This year, Abans took 25 orphaned children, between the ages of 6 and
15, from Senarath Gunawardhana Child Development Centre in Dehiwala, on
a tour of Colombo last week.
Abans extend their Corporate Social Responsibility to the community
with regular projects such as this involving underprivileged children in
various schools and children's homes all over Sri Lanka. It is their way
of showing gratitude for the confidence and trust that the people have
in Abans, a company spokesman said.
On Monday morning the children woke up to a slap-up breakfast hosted
by Abans and by 8.00 a.m. boarded the air conditioned coach that would
take them on a guided tour of Colombo.
The first stop was the Colombo Harbour. They found the harbour museum
interesting and also got a chance to worship at the harbour temple.
The next stop was the Arcade at Independence Square. They were served
light refreshments and then boarded the bus to proceed to McDonald's at
the Racecourse Complex for lunch.
After lunch they proceeded to Victoria Park and thereafter, Galle
Face Green to enjoy the fresh air and the beach.
It was soon time for the children to get back. Reluctantly they
boarded the bus again for the journey back.