Nena Guna Thilina is a project implemented by the Welfare Society of the Presidential Secretariat to fulfill the vision of His Excellency the President for the children of this country to develop as responsible, creative, healthy and productive citizens one day.
In Sri Lanka, we have approximately 4.1 million school-going children of varying ages, some of whom have access to learning and education facilities of extremely high standards, but also a significant number for whom such opportunities are hard to come by. Resource constraints often hamper school infrastructure development and accessibility to quality education in remote parts of the country. Nevertheless, the high literacy level we enjoy is a clear indication of the enormous capacities that our children can further aspire to.
The project commenced in September 2010 with the gifting of the first book collection to Bakamuna Madhya Maha Vidyalaya in rural Polonnaruwa by His Excellency the President. To date, 493 schools have benefitted from the project receiving valuable book collections worth approximately Rs 37 million.
Main features of the Presidential Book Project:
The project is managed by the Welfare Society of the Presidential Secretariat as a voluntary, social responsibility initiative with the support of donor individuals and organisations.