Pan Asia Bank spreads the joy of reading with‘Day of Charity’


As more and more people embrace the digital lifestyle, e-books have become a powerful trend among the urban population. An old text book, a novel or a magazine from yesteryear might not excite many of us anymore, but for many underserved children who do not have access to even basic technology; these traditional reading materials can make a world of difference.

This is exactly what propelled the staff of Pan Asia Bank to come together in support of a worthy cause under the banner ‘Day of Charity’ that’s aimed at putting books on the hands of underprivileged children living across Sri Lanka.

In keeping with its stature as a ‘Truly Sri Lankan Bank’, the HR Department of Pan Asia Bank mooted this meaningful initiative as an employee engagement activity which is all about encouraging staff members to give back to society by donating their used text books, novels and other useful reading material to needy children.

In a series of donations to deserving schools around the country, Pan Asia Bank made arrangements to donate over 2700 books comprising pre-grade books, study/text books, exercise books, English and Sinhala novels, children’s story books, religious books, dictionaries and more, thereby supporting the learning, education and personal development of students who are undergoing education at underprivileged schools.

"The primary goal of this meaningful charity is to help promote childhood literacy, but the project also aims at impressing upon the staff that they can make a difference in the lives of deserving individuals, thereby building emotional connections amongst staff as well as the wider public" stated Sampath Alwis, AGM, HR whose department spearheaded this worthy cause. "Studies have shown that children who are surrounded by books grow up to be more literate, productive and responsible adults. Through this simple initiative, we at Pan Asia Bank have shown that we have the strength to bring quality education and reading within the reach of deserving children thereby supporting the cause of widespread childhood literacy" he stressed. Pan Asia Bank

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