Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC in partnership with the Lions Club of Colombo Orient, the Lions Club of Colombo New Century and the Lions Club of Kelaniya are conducting a series of health camps in the western province focusing on the fisheries community and members of the National Bus and Three Wheeler Associations.
The first in this series was the health camp conducted for the residents in the Munnakkarei fisheries community. The programme organized by the Lions Club of Colombo Orient and sponsored by Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC that took place in the latter part of 2008, was visited by more than 500 patients. The programme provided on site treatment and examination by reputed doctors for general ailments and the screening for diabetes. Chevron also donated the necessary medicines and resources required for the operation of this health camp. At this programme reputed ophthalmologists and eye surgeons also conducted examinations and distributed calibrated spectacles. Similar projects were also carried out in Dikowita and Uswetikeiyawa for the fisheries community.
Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC also sponsored a similar programme for the Three Wheeler Association which was organised by the Lions Club of Colombo New Century in Colombo. The programme which took place in December made available similar facilities to the large number of patients who visited the camp. Chevron have also sponsor health camps in Kaluthara, Kadawatha, Ratmalana and Narahenpita for the bus and three Wheel association organized by the Lions Club of Colombo Orient and the Lions Club of Kelaniya. The associations will continue to organize a number of other health camps in this series which too will be funded by Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.
The Lions Club of Colombo Orient, the Lions Club of Colombo New Century and the Lions Club of Kelaniya are members of Lions Club International District 306 B-2. As an active member of the local community, the association has continuously worked towards uplifting the standards in the community with special emphasis on projects involving the youth, providing medical assistance, providing relief and conducting programme that will benefit the entire community.
For Chevron, Corporate Social Responsibility has long been part of the organization’s values and the way it operates. As a socially responsible organization, Chevron is committed to contributing to social and economic development through its numerous projects in the community. The renovation of the General Hospital Matara amounting to Rs. 70 Lakhs and the ongoing renovations at the Kandy Railway Station are some of Chevron’s most recent endeavors. The organization has also assisted in the funding for the construction for six vocational training centres for the rehabilitation of tsunami affected youth in the south.
Chevron has also been associated with numerous social responsibility projects within the Deaf and Blind community of Sri Lanka for many years. In October last year Chevron joined the Sri Lanka Federation of Visually Handicapped (SLFVH) to donate white canes in the presence of HE President Mahinda Rajapakshe and Prime Minister HE Ratnasiri Wickramanayake. Chevron has also been involved in the funding of the new office building and sound proof room at the Sri Lanka Council of Visually Handicapped Graduates office complex.
Chevron also places a strong emphasis to the environment through its “Haritha Gamana” and other environmental projects. According to the organization, community partnerships and being socially responsible are fundamental to the broader success of the business as they assist in ways that help stimulate economic growth and enable communities to prosper.