Sustains partnership with Educate Lanka Foundation to empower future generations

Sysco LABS Sri Lanka, the innovation arm of Sysco, the global foodservice leader is continuing its nearly half-decade partnership with Educate Lanka Foundation (ELF), an internationally recognized education non-profit committed to unlocking opportunities for the young generation to become globally conscious change-makers.

Founded in 2007, ELF aims to empower socio-economically disadvantaged children and youth in Sri Lanka by enhancing their access to quality and equitable learning opportunities.

This year, Sysco LABS collaborated with ELF’s Youth Change Agents Program – supported by the U.S Embassy in Colombo, which sought to motivate a group of 30 aspiring youth/student leaders representing diverse communities from Sri Lanka’s five main districts. The program aims to unleash their leadership qualities through a unique virtual platform, that connects them with professional skills trainers, corporate trainers/partners, and global peers along with equipping them with learning resources.

As a proud advocate for empowering the next generation, Sysco LABS conducted a virtual mentoring session titled, ‘Swimming in Uncharted Waters: Calculating and Managing Uncertainty’. The session covered the complexity of risks in terms of understanding how to observe and calculate the ‘unseen’ and the ‘unexpected’ in any project or personal effort. Participants were taught the basics of ‘Projections,’ ‘Assumptions,’ and ‘Risks’ to maximize success, sustainability, and impact.