Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Children our future

30 years of WAR.
Guerilla force with innocent child soldiers.
Over 100,000 dead and more than a million displace.
Millions of landmines ~ Hundreds of refugee cmaps.
Schools closed. A generation traumatized.

Sri Lanka once Paradise Island ~ Where are we heading.
Due to these unfortunate conlict situation children suffer the most.
They live in sheer poverty and their educational opportunities are stolen from them.
What ails the country`s education system.

"The biggest problem that the education sector is faced with is the absence of proper management", said the Minister for Education at the provincial education officials in Kandy recently. Time has come that we get together to help those underprivileged rural kids to become leaders so that they will seek answers when they reach to the top. That’s what LEARN AND LEAD is all about.
Learn and Lead a programme initiated by the Business for Peace Alliance, will provide rural kids with scholarships to study in leading private schools in Colombo and other major cities. BPA one of the most trusted organizations among the business communitiy in Sri Lanka is the bridge between the regional chambers of commerce. We not only connect regional chambers but also provide space to share each others knowledge through series of carefully planned workshops - seminars - panel discussions ect. With launching of this new programme we at BPA step into a whole new era with kids.

This programme is still evolving.
We need your ideas.
We need your financial support and we need your helping hand.
So please feel free to get connected with us.
Feel free to pen your ideas.
Thank you for what you to the kids.

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