Helping the needy through Shell/Christian Children’s Fund

Shell LiveWIRE, the community and social investment component of Shell Gas in Sri Lanka, is joining up in 2003, for the second year in succession, with the Christian Children’s Fund-Sri Lanka (CCF-Sri Lanka) for another LiveWIRE “Bright Ideas” workshops.

The first set of workshops were organised from August 2002.

CCF-Sri Lanka is one of 31 countries where the Christian Children’s Fund, Inc. works, and despite its name, it is not a religious organisation. “Of the hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries of the CCF affiliated projects, many are non-Christians,” says Gamini Pinnalawatte, National Director of CCF-Sri Lanka. While the focus of CCF Inc. is on servicing impoverished children, the strategy is to assist parents and families to stand up as self-sufficient units.

Shell LiveWIRE's primary aim is to sell the enterprise option to youths and provide useful instructional material on researching and writing business plans.

Its secondary aim is to promote the enterprise option as a tool for economic and social development. LiveWIRE also wishes to act as a connector between youth with a penchant for enterprise and organisations (such as CCF), which provide a sustainable financial framework for such enterprises, according to a Shell statement.
“The partnership between Shell LiveWIRE and CCF-Sri Lanka has proven to be successful, and has evidently provided potential young entrepreneurs with a useful service package, particularly because the two organisations have combined their core strengths,” said LiveWIRE project manager Piyumi Samaraweera.

Lucky flyers set to ride high with Emirates

Two high-flying Emirates customers will soon be riding high on the road - after winning these mighty Harley Davidson motorbikes in a contest organised by the airline's Duty-Free Sales unit.

The bikes were the prize in an inflight draw open to Emirates fliers spending 500 AED or more on duty-free purchases onboard in August/September and October/November.

They are XL883Rs, the smallest Harleys on the market and built and painted to resemble the legendary XR 750 used by American stuntman Evel Knievel to leap over lines of cars.

The winners are Jam Mashooq Ali, who flew on EK6 from London to Dubai, and Ilias Assimakopoulos, from Reckitt Benckiser Arabia, who flew on EK105 from Dubai to Kuwait.


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