2023: Atlas, a leading learning brand in Sri Lanka, recently signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Ministry of Women and Child Affairs
to financially aid 250 schoolchildren from underprivileged communities through the timely
Atlas SipSavi Scholarship Programme. Understanding that education is the key to break the
cycle of poverty, Atlas SipSavi financially supports children from struggling families by
sponsoring their education from Grade 01 up to O’Levels.
The official signing event took place at the State Ministry of Women and Child Affairs
premises on the 14th of February, 2023. It included the participation of Asitha Samaraweera –
Managing Director (Atlas), Namal Liyanage – Commissioner (Probation Department and
Child Care Services) and Sadeeka Liyanage – Assistant Commissioner (Probation
Department and Child Care Services).
With the shared commitment to transform the educational landscape in Sri Lanka, the recent
MoU is an extension to the existing partnership between Atlas and the State Ministry of
Women and Child Affairs. Building on its initial aim of supporting 200 children to continue
their vital school education despite economic uncertainties, the Atlas SipSavi Scholarship
Programme will now facilitate 50 additional scholarships to enable more deserving children
to reach their fullest potential and secure better opportunities for the future.
“Education is a fundamental right, and every child deserves access to quality education. As
Sri Lankans, it is our duty to cultivate an environment where future generations can thrive
and reach their fullest potential. Keeping this in mind, we are proud to upgrade our existing
partnership with the State Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, extending our SipSavi
initiative to grant scholarships to children from underprivileged communities in Sri Lanka,
giving them adequate resources to continue their vital school education,” stated Asitha
Samaraweera, Managing Director, Atlas.
He added, “Through this scholarship programme, we hope to ease the financial burden on
children who are most in danger of dropping out of school, so they can continue their
educational pursuits with no fear. By taking this initiative, we are helping our children remain
hopeful while driving a more equitable and sustainable future for Sri Lanka.”
Reiterating their purpose, Atlas SipSavi addresses various disparities and difficulties faced by
numerous school children from poverty-stricken families. The initiative largely contributes
towards the nation’s efforts to provide equitable access to learning opportunities for all Sri
Lankan children by providing financial aid, essential learning tools and better learning
environments. Through the provision of scholarships, donations of school supplies and
investment in the critical development of school infrastructures, Atlas SipSavi will continue
to empower Sri Lanka’s future generation of leaders by supporting the right to education and
inspiring schoolchildren island-wide.
Atlas Axillia Co. (Private) Limited, formerly known as Ceylon Pencil Company (Private)
Limited, was founded in 1959 and has since grown to become Sri Lanka’s leading learning
brand. Atlas has created a strong connection with Sri Lankan consumers, having recently
secured the ‘Local Brand of the Year’ Gold Award and ‘CSR Brand of the Year’ Bronze
Award at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2022.
Representatives from Atlas and State Ministry of Women & Child Affairs at
the MoU signing event.