Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka partners with Coca-Cola on a ‘Corporate Team Build’ program
25th August of 2017

KALUTARA – 25 August 2017 – The staff of Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. joined hands with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka recently in Kalutara, for a unique volunteer experience through Habitat’s ‘Corporate Team Build’. Over 20 volunteers came together to construct homes for a community of 12 families in Diyalagoda, Kalutara who currently live in temporary wooden shelters with limited privacy and protection from adverse weather conditions and intruders. Through the Kalutara Housing Project Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will be realizing the housing dreams of 37 families, and will provide nearly 150 individuals with a safe and decent place to live.

The Coca-Cola volunteers represented the Public Affairs, Communication and Human Resources departments. All the Coke volunteers provided unskilled labour towards the construction of homes while their work was supervised by skilled construction experts from Habitat Sri Lanka. Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe, Country Human Resources Manager for Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd, commented on his team’s experience at the Habitat Corporate Team Build saying, “This was a very unique experience to be a part of. It was also an amazing day of team building. There really is no other feeling like helping to make a family’s dream of a home come true. Our team is so grateful to have had the opportunity to give our time and effort towards a cause like this. We want to encourage other Corporates to also join hands with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka in this worthy project.”

Since 1994, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka has assisted more than 23,000 families by building and improving homes and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Speaking at the event Mrs. Melissa Jayasuriya, Senior Manager, Corporate Relations & Resource Development said, “Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will focus on increasing the participation from Corporates of Sri Lanka to further the reach of its volunteer programme by promoting ‘Corporate Team Builds’ with Habitat for Humanity. I believe this programme allows participants a unique experience in being able to participate in an exceptional ‘team building’ activity where you are able to construct a home for a family in need.”

If you are a leader or a member of a corporate team looking to strengthen your team through a unique and dynamic team-building experience, while giving back to the community; you can partner with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka on its next Corporate Team Build. All contributions made through Corporate Team Builds are channeled towards sponsoring a home for a family in need through Habitat Sri Lanka’s ‘Build a Smile Campaign’. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka’s work in communities across Sri Lanka, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatsrilanka.org or follow www.facebook.com/hfhsl or email info@hfhsl.org