Partners with SERRIC to Spread Joy and Happiness for Children with Special Needs this Christmas
Colombo, December 15, 2021 – Contributing a gift that can change lives and spread cheer, SLT-MOBITEL has partnered with the Senehasa Educational Resource Research and Information Center (SERRIC) to support children with special needs and help them celebrate the festive season.
Senehasa was established to care and support children with special needs, belonging to families of the Armed Forces and the Police and functions under the Ranaviru Seva Authority of the Ministry of Defence. The Center provides clinical, therapeutic, and education facilities for the children while operating as a resource and information facility conducting workshops, seminars and training, focusing on parents, teachers and teacher assistants on special needs education.
To mark the festive season, the children produced unique items including Christmas and New Year Cards and wrapping paper aimed at showcasing their creativity. Proceeds from all items sold will be placed in a special fund for the welfare of these children.
Driving positive and sustainable changes to needy communities, especially children with special needs and underprivileged youth, SLT-MOBITEL has come forward to support SERRIC by making this Christmas a special and joyful season. As a long-term supporter of children and youth with special needs, SLT-MOBITEL’s efforts will continue to benefit the children and ensure the impact will be far-reaching, providing 140 children the opportunities and support to achieve their best.
Based on the 2012 Census, 1.67% of the children between the ages of five and nineteen are living with disabilities. In addition to having to dealing with the challenges presented by their disabilities, children with special needs also face a multitude of social, attitudinal, and financial barriers hindering their progress.
SLT-MOBITEL is committed to empowering these special communities especially during challenging times, creating a positive impact, and making a difference in their daily lives, importantly helping them achieve. Supporting the Senehasa Center is amongst a host of other meaningful initiatives conducted by SLT-MOBITEL throughout the year, helping communities’ weather the effects of the pandemic.
Shashika Senarath, Chief Marketing Officer of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. handing over the donation to Sonia Kottegoda, Chairperson, SERRIC, accompanied by SERRIC Officials.