Sidhuhath Vidyalaya in Gallala, Ratnapura
Whittall Boustead (Travel) Limited, a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings and an Inbound Tour Operator company, has been sponsoring the school requirements of the students of Sidhuhath Vidyalaya in Gallala, Ratnapura every year since 2001.
All Government schools in Sri Lanka provide free education to the students including text books and one free uniform. However the students are required to purchase exercise books and all other stationery items which most children from rural areas find difficult to fund. The staff, tour leaders and suppliers of WBTL with its principals Kuoni and their staff have voluntarily contributed to the purchase of the year’s stationery requirements of all the students of this disadvantaged school which has classes up to Ordinary Level (numbering just over 200), including the provision of shoes and an extra uniform for some children who could not afford it.