The Otara foundation was pleased to contribute platinum sponsorship for the Integrity Youth Movement (IYM), a youth-led initiative working on an awareness campaign on plastic bottles named NOPET, in collaboration with the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment.
The launching ceremony of an Awareness Documentary on Plastic bottles was held on the 14th of October at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, Colombo, as part of their campaign.
Good news.. see how much better Jack is already. Thomas, Patrick and Vadim @thethreebytpv have adopted him and he will go home as soon as he is better. Thank you @dogcareclinicev for treating him. As lovely as he is, it’s a reminder again to please choose to adopt a Sri Lankan homeless dog to end the pedigree menace that is currently happening in Sri Lanka.
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Throw back to when we met one of our greatest inspirations, Otara Gunewardene.
Otara is one of Sri Lanka's most recognized entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
She began her journey in 1989 selling factory garments and apparel from the back of her car!
In 1990 she opened her first store, ODEL. By 2010, she had 18 stores throughout Colombo.
ODEL is the first department store in Sri Lanka and is classified as one of the best shopping destinations in Sri Lanka!
In 2007, Otara established Otara Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on the conservation of the environmental and wildlife of Sri Lanka.
In 2007, she also launched Embark, an organisation which focuses on the eradication of rabies, canine vaccinations, sterilisation surgeries, puppy adoptions, and caring for injured street dogs of Sri Lanka. Embark funds these initiatives through donations and the sales of their pooch-inspired merchandise.
In 2014, Otara sold ODEL to focus her energy, time,
resources and love on Embark.
It was an absolute honour meeting this remarkable person and we look forward to supporting Embark and the street animals of Sri Lanka!
👉🏽 Reach out if you’d like to volunteer and help the street animals of Sri Lanka!
👉🏽 You can also sponsor a dog in need @ embarkpassion.com/donate/sponsor-a-dog-2
👉🏽 Follow @embark_niko for their journey!
👉🏽 Reach out if you’d like to make a once of donation to feed the street animals of Sri Lanka!
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