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YESL initiates Entrepreneur Education for children of the war-torn East

The Young Entrepreneurs Sri Lanka’s (YESL) is implementing a special programme aimed at building reconciliation between the children of the war-torn Eastern Province with the other areas of the country through an Entrepreneur Education Programme under the theme ‘Build up our Children- Build up our Nation’.

This programme has created strong links between children, parents and teachers of schools, said YESL President Patrick Amarasinghe. He said, “the students of Batticaloa were truly inspired by the Entrepreneur Education programmes. Within a year, the children took up the programme very actively. Their performance has been outstanding.”

Mr. Amarasinghe said that The Young Entrepreneur Sri Lanka’s (YESL) Regional Awards Ceremony is scheduled to be held at St. Michael’s College Batticaloa tomorrow where five schools from Batticaloa and schools from other areas will be participating along with parents, teachers, principals of the respective schools, members of educational authorities and leading businessmen from the area.

A product launch of new school companies for the year 2010/2011 will take place along with an exhibition.

Chief Guest for this event is Eraj Wijesinghe, Chairman of Bartleet Group. This will be the first awards ceremony to be held in Batticaloa after YESL launched itsr YESL/JA High School Programme in five schools in Batticaloa -- Vivekananda Balika Maha Vidyalaya, St. Michaels’ College, Vincent Girls’ High School, Methodist Central College and St. Cecelia’s Convent.

D. D. Andrew of St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa is the winner of the ‘Most Outstanding Entrepreneur’ of the National Award beating more than 100s of school companies around the country. The National Award Ceremony is scheduled to be held at Temple Trees under the patronage of the President shortly. Mast. Andrew has also won the President of the Year, Regional and National Gold Awards.

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