The Total Tyre Solutions Division of Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently carried out a project where 100 school children were awarded with financial assistance for their advanced level studies. Called the Sinahawa (Smiles) Program, this program identified 100 students who had completed their ordinary level exams from across the country. They were selected based on their performance at their ordinary level exams and their cumulative household income levels. Each student will receive Rs. 1,500 monthly for two years, until they complete their advanced level studies.
Recently, the first set of scholarships was awarded at the DIMO head office, in the presence of the DIMO top management. Mr. Ranjith Pandithage addressing the students spoke about the importance of continuous learning and DIMO giving more focus to sustainable activities such as these. Gihan Thalgodapitiya gave the students and their parents a motivational speech at the end of the program.
As a responsible business organization, DIMO is continuously carrying out projects that would proactively promote the public interest by encouraging community growth and development. One approach is through Creating Shared Value, or CSV. The shared value model is based on the idea that corporate success and social welfare are interdependent. A business needs a healthy, educated workforce, sustainable resources and adept Government to compete effectively.