People’s Bank presents Rs. 1 m to ‘Feed A Child’ project | Sunday Observer

People’s Bank presents Rs. 1 m to ‘Feed A Child’ project

20 November, 2022

With the aim of providing nutritious meals to undernourished children under the age of five years, People’s Bank donated Rs.1 million towards the ‘Feed A Child’ project, which was jointly launched by the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians and Manusath Derana charitableorganisation.

The cheque was presented by People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse to Derana Media Network Vice Chairman Laksiri Wickramage. Nuwara Eliya District Hospital Paediatrician Dr.Jagath Ranasinghe, People’s Bank Suduwella Branch Manager Nandani Piyasili and Business Promotion Officer Darshani Weragoda were also present at the occasion.

With the ongoing economic crisis, the ‘Feed A Child’ programme has taken measures to identify malnourished children and provide them with nutritional supplies worth Rs.6,000 once every two weeks for a period of six months.

Family health offices select children in districts through family health service officers, and arrangements have been made to provide these nutritional supplies once every two weeks under the supervision and recommendations of paediatric specialists.  The nutritional status of these children will be monitored by doctors and officialsFor six months.