The Cargills' established farmer welfare fund, 'Sarubima' fund, today awarded 774 scholarships worth Rs. 25 million to children of farmer's who have excelled in academics at the Banduragoda Factory. The awardees included 194 students in Grade 5, 375 at Advanced Level, 158 at University level and 47 for Vocational Training.
In addition, 32 community development projects have been planned, which include health camps and eye camps for farmers, and water supply and sanitary facility projects which is urgently required by selected rural schools and hospitals.
Since the inception of the fund, over 2,500 scholarships have been awarded to children from the farming community, and over 100 community projects have been undertaken, including water purification projects. Pix by Kithsiri de Mel
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