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GRI Improves Access To Education At Village School In Sri Lanka

GRI donated 10 complete computer units with power backups and spearheaded the refurbishment of the school’s computer laboratory.


Joining Babcox Media as an associate editor in 2015, Melanie Sayre graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Civil Engineering. Currently, she works with aftermarketNews, covering news and taking photos. Contact her at [email protected]

There are village schools in Sri Lanka that lack the facilities that most would consider to be a basic necessity. The Nalawalana Kanishta School in Makandura, with more than 370 students, didn’t have the means to effectively teach computer education.

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GRI says that it believes that education, learning and discovering is a crucial part of this society in every aspect, and is focused on how the company can support and improve learning. It decided to contribute to improve education among children.

GRI donated 10 complete computer units with power backups on July 20 and spearheaded the refurbishment of the school’s computer laboratory. GRI also aided in addressing the learning gap by launching initiatives to support its advocacy, providing access to quality computer education to the children of Nalawalana Kanishta School.

“GRI has always been an advocate of providing for our future generation. As a technology-based company, we understand the importance of evolving with modern day trends and are pleased to support the development of our nation,” said Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of GRI.

“We are enthusiastic to help our local communities, and as we continue to expand our global operations, we hope to touch more lives and more people. Now that we’ve opened our new Specialty Tire factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka, we wanted to do something for the community of our home country, thus, leading us into meeting the bright and creative minds of Nalawalana Kanishta School,” added Shanaka Gunarathne, senior general manager of GRI.


The advent of modern technology has paved the way for the continuous growth of businesses across different industries such as manufacturing, information technology and engineering. As such, there has been an ever-growing demand from youth to possess a high degree of proficiency in computer education.

GRI wanted the computer laboratory to be more conducive to classroom discussions with hands-on training. The company hopes the students would find more inspiration when they see the changes in their classroom environment.


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