BOC ‘Nena-Mihira’ Grade 5 scholarship seminar series encourages children to excel in education


Bank of Ceylon as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, takes part in sponsoring the island-wide ‘Nena Mihira’ Educational Rupavahini programme to inspire and guide youngsters, who are sitting for the upcoming Grade five scholarship examination, to excel in education.

The initial programme was held in Kamburupitiya Upali Wijeyawardana Hall, under the auspicious of BOC Chief Marketing Officer Sameera Liyange, Chief Manager Marketing Ranjith Jayathilake and Southern Province Operation Manager Saroja Ilangamge.

The full-day programme saw the active participation and engagement of over a thousand children and their parents. ‘Nena-Mihira’ Grade 5 Scholarship Seminar Series has been initiated by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation in partnership with BOC. Under the Seminar Series, it’s been scheduled to conduct programmes, Sinhala and Tamil, covering the entire country. ‘Nana Mihira’ is the leading national programme catering to children facing the Grade-five scholarship examination.

Although, a key focus of this programme is to guide the youngsters to optimise their performance in the upcoming Grade 5 scholarship examination, it also aims to develop their life-long learning skills which are critical for their future education and subsequent career prospects beyond the Grade five scholarship examination. As the parents play a special role in shaping up their children’s education, a dedicated coaching programme has been designed simultaneously for parents with a view to guide them on how to assist children in their growth cycle and in addition educate them on financial literacy to build financially secure environment for the family. This also includes special program on inspiring good aesthetic taste, creativity and social networking habits among children.