SriLankan Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SriLankan
Airlines, teamed with the Galle Face Hotel and Ebert Silva Holidays to organize a special
programme for the children of a Child Development Center for World Childrens Day 2022.
The children experienced a day of fun and learning designed to educate them on the travel and tourism industry of Sri Lanka with a tour of the Colombo city, seaport, airport and inside an aircraft.
The children first toured the city of Colombo in a double-decker bus organized by Ebert Silva Holidays and were next taken to the Bandaranaike International Airport.
At the airport, the children were shown the various ground handling activities and given an opportunity to board an Airbus A330 aircraft. The group was treated to SriLankan Airlines’ world-renowned hospitality and a scrumptious lunch inside the aircraft.
The evening session started off with a visit to the Port of Colombo, where the children boarded a ship in the Sri Lankan Naval fleet.
The day’s programme wrapped up with the group being hosted for a tea party by the Galle Face Hotel, where the children enjoyed dancing and singing along to their favourite songs performed by a live band.
As no celebration would be complete without gifts, each child was also the recipient of a surprise loot bag at the end of the event.
“SriLankan Cares has been sharing numerous projects focusing on child empowerment and
upliftment. This initiative is extra special to us as it symbolizes our commitment for the betterment of the children across the country. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our valued partners, Galle Face Hotel and Ebert Silva Holidays, who have been part of this annual event over the years,” stated Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines.
Rajini de Silva Mendis, Chairperson of Ebert Silva Holidays added, “We are delighted to have collaborated with our two gracious partners once again to offer children, the future pillars of the nation, a splendid experience that gives confidence and motivation to dream big and set their goals high, with the sincere hope of seeing them as responsible and worthy citizens of our motherland.”
The Galle Face Hotel team stated, “Galle Face Hotel is privileged to be part of this unique initiative to celebrate World Children’s Day on the theme ‘Empowering Children for the Nation’s Future’ along with SriLankan Cares and Ebert Silva Holidays.”
The community development arm of the airline, SriLankan Cares actively participates in fundraising and charity activities, with its main focus being the empowerment of Children. SriLankan Cares has carried out major development projects in three rural schools in the country, providing buildings and infrastructure such as classrooms, libraries, and computer labs.
For more information visit www.srilankan.com/cares