Other Community Projects
Fort Bazaar Hosts a Blood Donation Drive
The team at Fort Bazaar hosted a blood donation drive in honour of World Blood Donor Day in June 2023, as a CSR activity for our community in the south. We had a total of 116 willing donors, of which 89 were chosen to donate blood following a medical examination. Of this number, 22 were members of the Fort Bazaar team, with the remaining donors coming from the nearby locality. The project was handled by a team of 11 Public Health Inspectors, nurses, and doctors from the Karapitiya Hospital.
Collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
At Teardrop Hotels we believe in building relationships with universities, institutions, and think tanks that are addressing the sustainability challenges of the travel industry.
In June 2022, Teardrop Hotels collaborated with students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology by providing key insights into Teardrop Hotels’ sustainability policies and initiatives. The data provided was used for the Capstone project aimed at establishing a set of flexible yet robust methodologies and KPIs to implement in Alta’s AIM (Alta Impact Method) framework, that can then be used across all its hospitality investments.
Alta is a private equity real estate firm focused on hospitality assets in Asia, especially boutique and lifestyle hotels. Alta strives to take an innovative approach when redeveloping/repositioning assets with a new perspective. Sustainability is highly incorporated in Alta’s business, merging financial success with sustainable goals.
Kumu Team Carries out a Balapitiya Beach Cleanup
The team at Kumu Beach successfully executed a beach cleanup in July 2023, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. Through their dedicated efforts, a substantial amount of waste was collected including 25.5 kilos of plastic bottles and nearly 40 kilos of degradable garbage, all of which were segregated and handed over to the local authorities for recycling.
The Lunuganga team visit DP Wijesinghe Children’s Orphanage
During the month of July, the Lunuganga team organised a special lunch for the DP Wijesinghe Children’s Orphanage. Alongside the lunch, the team engaged in a cleaning program dedicated to revitalising and maintaining the children’s playground and garden area.
Kumu Beach Team Spruces Up Anula Wijerana Children’s Development Center
Over the course of four days in July 2023, the Kumu Beach team dedicated their efforts towards creating a positive impact at the Anula Wijerama Children Development Center in Balapitiya. The primary focus of the project was on enhancing the children’s environment and the team undertook various tasks to improve the center’s facilities. One of the key accomplishments was the construction and organisation of an outdoor study area, complete with proper lighting to facilitate a conducive learning environment. The team also worked on repairing the garden lighting system, on doorsteps and revitalised the volleyball court, providing the children with a renewed space for physical activities and recreation. The renovation of the shower area, initially built by the Kumu team in 2019, demonstrated their commitment to the sustained well-being of the center.
The project extended beyond physical improvements, encompassing team building, leadership, and recreational activities that engaged the children in meaningful ways. The day ended with a delightful garden dinner, where the children had the opportunity to witness live cooking. As a heartwarming gesture, each child received a thoughtful gift, exemplifying the team’s genuine care and consideration for their well-being.