Akbar Brothers extends UoC Alumni Partnership for 2021
The leading tea exporter and conglomerate Akbar Brothers Group recently signed an MoU with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (UoC), extending its engagement with the UoC Partnership Program for another year up to 2022.
The University of Colombo Alumni Partnership Program is an initiative of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo which today represents all alumni of the University of Colombo, to work closely with leading private and public sector organisations to provide opportunities for enhanced corporate sector involvement and support in the UoC’s activities.
The Alumni Association of the University of Colombo which was formed in 1982 as a brainchild of the Late Prof. Stanley Wijesundera who the Vice Chancellor at the time saw the need to get together Alumni of the University of Colombo as a strong stakeholder and support group for the University. The Vice Chancellor is the Ex-Officio Vice President of the Association.
It is expected that this Partnership Program will provide further support to the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo to carry out its student development and welfare activities including mentoring, communication, soft skills and leadership programs, career guidance, inspirational talks, member engagement and social activities, which will be restructured to suit the post COVID-19 environment.
UoC Alumni President Rajeev Amarasuriya said he was extremely happy that for the second year running, and especially post-COVID-19, Akbar Brothers which is today a leading corporate have decided to continue this partnership and he thanked the management of Akbar Brothers for the trust and confidence they have shown by continuing in this program.
Akbar Brothers Group Executive Director Imran Akbarally speaking at the signing ceremony said that they were proud to renew the partnership with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo as a Corporate Partner. “This collaboration strengthens our strategic initiatives around quality in setting up the research and development process within our tea sector especially. Our Group has provided with training opportunities and internship experience for the graduates of the University of Colombo which in turn furthers our motive of being a responsible corporate citizen in the development of our nation.”