John Keells Holdings (JKH) has implemented an HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign for its leisure industry companies in Sri Lanka. “In the financial year 2009/10, the campaign rolled-out an HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy across 10 of the group’s leisure industry companies in Sri Lanka, covering more than 3,500 staff members,” the company said in a statement.
The programme also trained 26 John Keells staff as Master Trainers and educated 6,358 persons across the island, on HIV/AIDS.
The campaign, initiated in July 2005 in collaboration with the National STD/AIDS Control Programme, International Labour Organisation and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, is implemented through the CSR arm of JKH, the John Keells Social Responsibility Foundation.
The campaign is aimed at educating the staff of the John Keells group, communities surrounding the group’s businesses, including most-at-risk persons, and the general public. “The campaign has reached new heights in 2009/10, exceeding the target of 5,000, and going on to educate 6,358 persons across the island including 4,636 personnel of the armed forces alone,” said the Manager of the Foundation, Carmeline Jayasuriya.