As part of the Group's social responsibility activities, the Corporate Office of Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd (GAHL), sponsored the construction of the second phase of a ‘Transit House' under the auspices of the CCC Foundation to accommodate outpatients of the Cancer Hospital in Maharagama, Sri Lanka. This ‘Transit House' known as CCC House is located within the premises of the Cancer Institute in close proximity to the Cancer Hospital. Reaching the hospital in time for their treatment is hassle free and easy as residents need only cross the bridge that leads them directly to the Hospital.
GAHL is contributing LKR 60 million for this project, whilst the SMT and corporate office staff also made voluntarily contributions. These funds have been used towards the construction of the second wing of the CCC House. This project in total comprises of 188 beds for the accommodation of cancer outpatients and their caretakers. Ms. Janaka Jayawickrama, Mr. Kevin de Silva and Mr. Priyantha Hapuarachchi were involved in the monitoring the progress of the construction representing Goodhope.
This second wing of the CCC House had its soft opening on Saturday March 2, 2013 attended by donors, sponsors and officials of the CCC Foundation.
The CCC House offers its patients a calm, clean and safe environment where they are able to rest and recover between treatments. The House offers bedrooms with attached bathrooms for children and their caretakers, while adults are accommodated in dormitory style rooms. Playrooms, relaxation areas, a prayer room, dining rooms, gardens and sitting rooms are some of the additional facilities that residents can avail themselves of. Volunteer groups teach the children and a counselor is also available once a week.
The CCC (Courage, Commitment, Compassion) Foundation is a not for profit voluntary organization based in Sri Lanka and Australia. CCC's vision of ‘Building Bridges of Hope' is about linking people and organizations between Australia and Sri Lanka to implement best practice in medical treatment and care as well as provide better conditions for patients and care takers through infrastructure improvement projects.
Visit the official website for more details: www.cccfoundation.org.au
Article in Newspapers: www.ft.lk/2013/03/09/ccc-completes-transit-home-for-out-door-cancer-patients/