the needy through Shell/Christian Childrens Fund
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 Childrens Fund-Sri Lanka (CCF-Sri Lanka)
for another LiveWIRE Bright Ideas workshops.
The first set
of workshops were organised from August 2002.
is one of 31 countries where the Christian Childrens 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.
primary aim is to sell the enterprise option to youths and provide
useful instructional material on researching and writing business
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.
flyers set to ride high with Emirates
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
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.
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.