JM supports new library opening.

The school celebrated the opening with a colourful ceremony.
The school celebrated the opening with a colourful ceremony.

As part of our commitment to making a positive impact on our local communities, Johnson Matthey has helped Thumbe School in Ullala, Sri Lanka to open a brand-new library. The building is the first well-equipped library in the Matara District in 121 years.

When the tsunami hit the Indian Ocean on 26th December 2004, water destroyed many people's livelihoods. Johnson Matthey reacted swiftly, along with the global community, and pledged not only to send immediate relief, but to help the affected communities deal with the long-term consequences. The library building is the latest in this ongoing commitment, and will support the learning of local children for generations, creating a lasting legacy.

The unveiling of the library, attended by local dignitaries and parents, marked a new chapter in the school's history. The children enjoyed a colourful ceremony including music, dance and ice cream.