The ‘Oral health promotion initiative- Smile Sri Lanka 2012’ was organised by a member of the Teach Sri Lanka foundation, currently a second year dental student from the University of Leeds.
Six under privileged schools were carefully selected to benefit from this worthy cause with the help of ‘The Pattakannu Foundation’. School children between the ages of 6 to 10 years old were given dietary advice and oral health hygiene instructions to maintain good oral health.
At the end of each session dental aids and a goody bag containing stationary were given as a token of participation. The student received a letter of appreciation from the programme managers of the Leeds Dental Institute for her initiative, time and effort.
The student mentioned that it has been a very fruitful experience and feels it would boost her curriculum vitae. The student further mentioned that she is going to be organising the campaign in the year 2013 and the pharmaceutical giant Glaxo SmithKline, has agreed to sponsor it.