The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka recently donated 14 computers to Kumara Vidyalaya, Kotahena. Prior to the donation, the entire school functioned with a mere 4 computers among more than 500 students. The addition of these computers assisted the school in building a fully functional IT lab that will benefit the entire student body.
This initiative was proposed by Feroz Omar of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee of the previous Board of Directors in 2013. The computers for the initiative was provided by Brandix Lanka Limited. The goal of this initiative was to uplift the educational standards of the needy schools in areas where AmCham member companies maintained active operations. As a result, Kumara Vidyalaya from Colombo district was chosen based on a recommendation given to AmCham by ICTA (Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka).
The computers were handed over within a special ceremony held at Kumara Vidayalaya. AmCham was represented by General Manager Radika Obeyesekere and former Vice President Prasath Nanayakkara.