MJF Charitable Foundation

The MJF Charitable Foundation and the humanitarian assistance it renders to underprivileged people go much deeper than the acts of ‘charity’ alone. Settlor of the MJF Charitable Foundation, Merrill J. Fernando conceived in the 1950s, the idea of a business that would help restore the fortunes of his county’s ailing tea industry, and its million or more direct dependents, whilst sharing the benefits of that business with the community.
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Preserving an ancient way of life, leader of the Veddah community, Uruwarige Vannilaththo. Uplifting the lives of indigenous communities in Sri Lanka through the Culture & Indigenous Communities Programme of Dilmah Conservation since 2011.

Preserving an ancient way of life, leader of the Veddah community, Uruwarige Vannilaththo. Uplifting the lives of indigenous communities in Sri Lanka through the Culture & Indigenous Communities Programme of Dilmah Conservation since 2011.

The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, in Eastern Sri Lanka is a place where orphaned baby elephants are rehabilitated prior to being released back into the wild. Dilmah Conservation has worked with the ETH since 2009 as part of their Terrestrial Habitat & Species Conservation Programme.

The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, in Eastern Sri Lanka is a place where orphaned baby elephants are rehabilitated prior to being released back into the wild. Dilmah Conservation has worked with the ETH since 2009 as part of their Terrestrial Habitat & Species Conservation Programme.

A cooking exercise to instill qualities of working together as a group. The MJF Kids have fun together at the MJF Foundation Centre, Moratuwa in January 2012 where children from marginalised communities are afforded the opportunity for a better life.

A cooking exercise to instill qualities of working together as a group. The MJF Kids have fun together at the MJF Foundation Centre, Moratuwa in January 2012 where children from marginalised communities are afforded the opportunity for a better life.

Supporting the activities of the School for the Hearing and Visually Impaired in Moneragala, where over 100 students receive special education. Dilmah has been working with the school since 2007 as part of their work with the differently abled.

Supporting the activities of the School for the Hearing and Visually Impaired in Moneragala, where over 100 students receive special education. Dilmah has been working with the school since 2007 as part of their work with the differently abled.

Protecting and conserving our finite natural resources as party of the ongoing activities of Dilmah Conservation.

Protecting and conserving our finite natural resources as party of the ongoing activities of Dilmah Conservation.

Children from marginalised communities receiving the chance of a better life at the MJF Foundation Centre, Moratuwa. Established in 2009, the Centre addresses issues of childhood poverty. needs of children with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy and of abused women.

Children from marginalised communities receiving the chance of a better life at the MJF Foundation Centre, Moratuwa. Established in 2009, the Centre addresses issues of childhood poverty. needs of children with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy and of abused women.

A young tusker roaming the Udawalawe National Park, south eastern Sri Lanka. Elephant conservation is part of the Terrestrial and Habitat Conservation Programme of Dilmah.

A young tusker roaming the Udawalawe National Park, south eastern Sri Lanka. Elephant conservation is part of the Terrestrial and Habitat Conservation Programme of Dilmah.

Balanced nutrition for the differently-abled at Sithijaya, the Merrill J. Fernando Centre for the Differently abled in Ambalanthota was established in 2008.

Balanced nutrition for the differently-abled at Sithijaya, the Merrill J. Fernando Centre for the Differently abled in Ambalanthota was established in 2008.

An MJF Kid taking part in a wall painting excercise at the MJF Foundation Centre in Moratuwa. Over 750 children each year receive the opportunity for betterment through the efforts of the MJF Kids Programme established in 2006.

An MJF Kid taking part in a wall painting excercise at the MJF Foundation Centre in Moratuwa. Over 750 children each year receive the opportunity for betterment through the efforts of the MJF Kids Programme established in 2006.

MJF Kids from the Peliyagoda Centre during the annual Christmas creche competition. The MJF Charitable Foundation provides care and education for over 750 children at different MJF Centres island wide in Sri Lanka through the MJF Kids Programme since 2006.

MJF Kids from the Peliyagoda Centre during the annual Christmas creche competition. The MJF Charitable Foundation provides care and education for over 750 children at different MJF Centres island wide in Sri Lanka through the MJF Kids Programme since 2006.

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