Hela Apparel achieves new milestones


Hela Apparel Holdings successfully concluded its biggest graduation ceremony under the Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (PACE) programme, alongside the launch of the Hela ‘Diriliya’ initiative on 5 March . These initiatives are driven by the organisation to uplift and enhance the livelihoods of Hela employees across the globe. 

As a social capital focused company, Hela believes in creating an environment of inclusivity and equality, paving the way for each individual to grow within the organisation. With this ethos driving the organisation forward, Hela together with PVH introduced PACE to its manufacturing facilities in 2019. 

PACE is a foundational life skills training programme designed to improve skills such as communication, problem-solving and decision making, time and stress management, legal literacy, financial literacy, execution excellence, and sanitation and hygiene. Improving these skills will help employees of Hela feel empowered and increase their confidence levels which will benefit their careers for long-term positive growth.  

Sharing his thoughts at the event, Shameen Peiris, CEO of Hela Intimates said, “It’s wonderful to see so many of our employees being recognised under the PACE programme. With over 19,000 employees across Sri Lanka and Africa, we believe it is our prime responsibility to ensure that each individual who contributes to the growth of the organisation is supported to grow with it. With steady progress since its inception, we hope to see more than 5,000 employees graduate from the PACE programme by 2024. I take this opportunity to congratulate all 145 PACE graduates and Hela’s Social Capital Team for the tremendous work in implementing the programme.”