Presentation on theme: "FAIR TRADE AND SOCIAL PROJECTS Education. LITERACY gives IDENTITY to a displaced community."— Presentation transcript:
FAIR TRADE AND SOCIAL PROJECTS Education
LITERACY gives IDENTITY to a displaced community
University Grant of Rs.100,000 (USD1000) S. Sriskanda Raja First student in Greenfield estate sponsored through Fairtrade premium to gain university entrance from Haputale district
Education - Scholarships Special education grants of Rs. 5,000 per month(for 6 months) was granted to 6 students to re-sit the advanced level examination and complete schooling. Due to lack of teachers in schools and financial issues, students in the plantations tend to not complete schooling. Acknowledging the issue Greenfield has taken on projects (in addition to Fairtrade premium projects) to support students to complete secondary education and open up the possibility of tertiary education. Student who have completed the O/Ls successfully are grants a scholarship of Rs. 25,000 to pursue their education.
Books for the Library Books in all the languages – Tamil, Sinhala and English were purchased for the library.
Seminar for Year 5 students sitting for the Scholarship exams A seminar was organized for students sitting the Year 5 scholarship exams. Students passing the exam is granted entrance to leading schools in the country. Tuition fees are paid by the government. 450 students, from 12 different schools in Badulla district participated.