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Back to School, Back to Hope as LOLC Divi Saviya Resumes Distribution


In a concerted effort to empower the educational landscape of Sri Lanka, LOLC Divi Saviya proudly announces the continuation of its Phase 03 initiative coinciding with the reopening of schools subsequent to the New Year holidays. Following the success of its previous phases, this endeavour reaffirms LOLC's commitment to nurturing the dreams and aspirations of the nation's youth.

As Phase 03 progresses, LOLC Divi Saviya aims to expand its reach to schools nationwide, with a specific focus on those accommodating 101-150 students. This ambitious expansion initiative is poised to encompass over 40% of schools in Sri Lanka, marking a significant milestone as the initiative surpasses 4000 schools reached.

Distribution activities for Phase 03 resumed on April 25th at Sri Indajothi Vidyalaya, Battaramulla, with the participation of Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO of LOLC Holdings PLC, and Mr. Kithsiri Gunawardena, Chief Operating Officer of LOLC Holdings PLC. Dr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education, graced the event as the guest of honour. Among the attendees were Mrs. Udara Dikkumbura, Additional Secretary - School Affairs, Ministry of Education, LOLC staff members, parents, teachers, school students, and other well-wishers.

Since its inception in February 2023, the LOLC Divi Saviya initiative has been instrumental in addressing the pressing needs of students across the country. The initiative has successfully distributed essential school materials ranging from exercise books to mathematical toolboxes, for students from grades 1 to 13, to over 1400 schools in its inaugural phase, expanding its reach to 1500 schools in the subsequent phase. With the launch of Phase 03, LOLC aims to extend its coverage to an additional 1200 schools, with a total investment exceeding Rs. 2.5 Billion.

LOLC Holdings PLC, a most respected Sri Lankan multinational conglomerate behind the Divi Saviya initiative, recently received prestigious appreciation from the Ministry of Education. The Divi Saviya initiative was honoured for its exceptional humanitarian endeavour, marking the first time a private sector entity had received such an esteemed national-level acknowledgment for its impactful efforts in enhancing the educational prospects of the nation's children. This recognition not only underscores the company's unwavering commitment to community welfare but also solidifies its position as a responsible corporate citizen, fuelled by the ongoing success of the Divi Saviya program.

Bolstered by this recognition, LOLC is inspired to broaden the scope of its humanitarian endeavours. Looking ahead, the company remains resolute in its dedication to improving the lives of countless young minds throughout the nation. In alignment with their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), LOLC is determined in its purpose to sustainably influence Sri Lanka's educational landscape for years to come.