Poverty-stricken 1001 school students of 18 different schools in Wellawaya area received school accessories as incentives, thanks to the sponsorship, provided by the Capital City Rotary Society of Colombo, following coordination of the 121 Brigade Headquarters under the 12 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).
The donation programme was held at Gangarama Viharaya, Kumbukkana and Weherayaya Primary School in Wellawaya during 4-5 December respectively.
Meanwhile, a similar programme, organized by the 121 Brigade troops at the Cultural Centre in Siyambalanduwa with the sponsorship given by Capital City Rotary Society of Colombo, donated 250 parcels of school accessories to 250 selected children from 6 different schools in the Siyambalanduwa Divisional Secretariat area during a brief ceremony on Friday (8).
Major General Harin Perera, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 12 Division, Brigadier Nalin Koswatta, 121 Brigade Commander and the donors distributed gift parcels among the students in the presence of a gathering of students, parents and villagers.
At Siyambalanduwa, the same donors conducted a mobile clinic and examined the children for non-communicable diseases.
Senior Officers and Other Rankers of the 121 Brigade, teachers and students of different schools witnessed the event.