MAKANDURA, Sri Lanka — Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) has donated 10 computer units with power backups to the Nalawalana Kanishta School in Makandura, a village that GRI says didn't have the means to teach computer education previously.
GRI also said it has launched initiatives to further support the school and provide access to quality computer education to the more than 370 students attending.
Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director GRI, said the tire maker always has advocated for the future generation.
"As a technology-based company, we understand the importance of evolving with modern day trends and are pleased to support the development of our nation," he said.
GRI said providing computer education is important in a world where information technology, engineering and manufacturing are growing exponentially.
Shanaka Gunarathne, senior general manager, said now that GRI has opened a new factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka, the company wanted to do something for the community of its home area.
"We are enthusiastic to help our local communities," Mr. Gunarathne said, "and as we continue to expand our global operations, we hope to touch more lives and more people."