As a part of 65th anniversary celebrations, DFCC Bank donated and installed handwashing booths in 65 rural schools spread across the island to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To curb the spread and flatten the curve of COVID cases, sanitation and hand hygiene are vital in protecting oneself and those around you. In a school environment, the enforcement of proper hand hygiene will significantly reduce the spread of the virus.
To execute this vision of giving the children of Sri Lanka a safe and hygienic experience on school premises, DFCC Bank obtained the support of the Ministry of Education.
A significant amount of ground-level research was conducted by representatives from DFCC Bank to select 65 of the most rural schools that needed the support of the bank’s helping hand.
DFCC Bank’s Sustainability purpose is to ‘Contribute towards a resilient Sri Lanka’, and building ‘Resilient Communities’ is one of the three key sustainability dimensions under its sustainability strategy.
In addition, the Bank also focuses on six crosscutting themes for implementing its sustainability strategy, name- ly: education, elderly, entre- preneurship, environment, emergency relief, and exercise. Thus, the Bank is always com- mitted to conducting CSR projects of this nature, sup- porting the country’s education system and as an emergency relief.
As a socially responsible financial institution, the 65th anniversary celebrations of the Bank were a humble affair as its primary objective was to give back to the Sri Lankan community at large.
Together with the many other CSR initiatives conducted because of its 65th anniversary, this project set an example to other corporates as DFCC Bank truly identifies the real needs of the country’s rural communities.
These donations were undoubtedly well-received as numerous schools that benefited from this initiative reached out with heartfelt letters, expressing their gratitude towards DFCC Bank. It is expected that as the year progresses, DFCC Bank will identify and provide for even more of the country’s rural communities.
DFCC Bank was ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 30 Corporates in Sri Lanka.