CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As an integral part of our commitment to Good Corporate Citizenship, we at Arinma Holdings and the Youth Progressive Foundation (YPF) believe in actively assisting in the improvement of the quality of life of the people in the communities, giving preference to local areas that are stricken with poverty. We shall continue to relentlessly strive in our endeavor of nation-building, sustainable development, accelerated inclusive growth and social equity. Arinma constitutes a vigorous force not only for doing good business, but being in the business of doing good for society. We have accomplished this with the formation of the Youth Progressive Foundation (YPF). Arinma has strategically integrated the shouldering of our Social Responsibility with our pursuit of Business Excellence. Towards achieving long-term stakeholder value creation, Arinma shall always continue to respect the interests of and be responsive towards its key stakeholders - the communities, especially those from socially and economically backward groups, the underprivileged and marginalized. Arinma has taken a very serious stance with its CSR efforts and along with the YPF have conducted many community level programs and schemes to support the varied requirements and groups. We have endeavored to touch almost all aspects of CSR in our sustainability efforts, including education, arts & culture, sports, community development and corporate philanthropy.

PROJECTS

Thirukkovil - Children’s Resource Centre

  • Our newest Children’s Resource Centre in operation since January 2015, is in the village of Vinayakapuram in Thirukkovil of the Ampara District in the Eastern Province. 200 children from 4 different local schools (grade 3-9) are registered at the center. Apart from the 2004 tsunami, Vinayakapuram has also been significantly affected by the civil war for 3 decades. Educational standards here are very poor, with high rates of teenage pregnancy and suicide. The local economy is mainly dependent on agricultural activities and fishing, although opportunity for sustainable livelihoods is limited and roads and infrastructure are inadequate as a result of the tsunami and ethnic conflict. The center aims to give the disadvantaged children and youth of the area a space for personal growth to learn English and Sinhala so as to promote ethnic harmony as well as developing their IT skills so they are better prepared for employment.

Eravur – Children’s Resource Centre

  • Eravur is a town in the Batticaloa district of Sri Lanka. It is located about 15 km north-west of Batticoloa. YPF has focused it is attention on the wellbeing of the war affected children in the area. In addition to educational and cultural development, we focus on encouraging a sense of peace and unity, teaching the children each other’s languages (Sinhala and Tamil) enabling them to interact better in society.