Gothameegama is a remote village situated about 7 KMs away from Katharagama city where over 500 families live with low and inconsistent sources of income. In this village, there was no consistent access to clean water, and consumption of contaminated water was a common scenario. For this project, a Solex Tube well was donated and installed where a total depth of 200 feet was dug in order to find a natural water source as it is an extremely dry area.
The project was initiated by Dr. Sandini Wijayasiri, Director of Branding/ Mass Media of Solex Group of Companies, who saw the gap in the supply of water to the community of Gothameegama which was indeed a need that prevailed over a long period of time. This project was done amidst the most challenging time period where the Pandemic of Covid-19 was a serious concern and organizing such a project was an extremely high risk to all employees who were involved. For SOLEX, This project was yet another milestone in the organization’s concern towards society and helping the underprivileged with the most essential item- “clean drinking water”.
Clean Drinking Water CSR Project – Gothameegama, Katharagama.