Orange Electric recently won the SLIM CSR award for helping the visually handicapped.“We have decided to do something positive to contribute the betterment of these people. Though they may have some impairment does not mean that they cannot contribute to society as much as any other person. Because of this we at Orange Electric have decided to help the people in all their endeavours to see that they better their lot.
As a part of their CSR programme Orange Electric has decided to employ two visually handicapped persons at their company. It was this project that enabled us to win the SLIM award for CSR this year,” said Kushan Kodituwakku Managing Director of Orange Electric speaking at the conference in Colombo recently.
“The largest cause of visual impairment in Sri Lanka today is Cataract. As a result of the increasing level of diabetes it has been found that this condition now affects 50-60 % of the population.
As a part of the CSR policy of the company Orange Electric now provides financial assistance to any person in the country who requires help. Up to date in excess of 2000 persons have been helped.
To this end anyone buying any product from Orange Electric contributes Rs. 5 towards this effort,” said Kamil Hussain, CEO Orange Electric.
Finally speaking at the occasion, Alex Jayawardena President Sri Lanka Federation for the Visually Handicapped (SLFVH) said that “with Orange Electric taking a prominent role in helping the visually impaired it is now possible for us to lead more successful lives.
The Orange Electric company had decided to purchase washing cloths and serviettes produced by us in bulk and distribute them to retail stores in the local market. Our main difficulty has been selling our handloom products in the open market.” Orange Electric together with SLFVH will commemorate ‘White Cane Day” on October 18.