Commerce Society

Commerce and Young Entrepreneurs Society

Vision

To nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in students by  providing them necessary skills and firsthand experience in the business  world.

Names of office bearers and teachers in-charge

 President - Shenaya de Mel

 Vice President - Dasuni Wickramakankanama

 Secretary - Ranudi Jayasekera

Treasurer - Sasmitha Dowani

 Committee Members

  • Shasmika Senevirathne
  •  Dulanma Weerakotuwa
  •  Amritha Sureshkumar
  •  Tanushri Banda
  •  Suhanya Peiris
  •  Nishali Samarawickrama

 Teachers –in Charge 

  • Ms. Ruchika Bandara
  •  Ms. Uditha Rajapakshe
  •  Ms.Chandini Samaraweera
  •  Ms. Shanika Wickramarathne

History of the society 

In the start of the year 2019 on 21st April a workshop based on the theme  of “entrepreneurship” was organized. Where the two guest speakers was  Ms. Rashmi Dias and Ms. Mariam Omar. The objective of this workshop was  to mold young minds of developing entrepreneur skills and its legal aspects. The team comprising of five members of the society won 2nd and 4th in the  video clip and business plan competition by participating at the D.S Brand  Awards 2019.

On 5th of March 2019, a team comprising of four members of the society  took part at the CA Business plan competition organized by institute of  Charted Accountants of SriLanka. Bishop’s College was placed 3rd in the  regional round for Colombo district.

The movie “Aquaman” was screened on the 26th of March for the students  of the school by the Commerce and young entrepreneurs’ society. The first  activity for the Adam term was the plant and food sale which was held in  order to raise funds for the annual commerce day, it was successful as the  students were able to raise profits whilst being eco-friendly.

The Annual Commerce day was held on 16th of October at the school main  hall under the theme of “Alzati”. The motive behind the theme was to  encourage the youth to rise up from this current economic crisis.

In the start of year 2020 the Commerce and young entrepreneurs’ society  of Bishop’s College emerged 2nd place in Quizcom on the 8th of January. The  Quizcom was organized by the Department of Commerce and Finance  management of Kelaniya.

On the 28th January, The Annual Commerce Workshop on the topic of  “Entrepreneurship” took place. Where the guest speaker miss Diarra  Wickremesinghe a past pupil of bishop’s college, shared her  entrepreneurial journey of becoming head chef and owner of brown sugar  with the members.

On the 28th of February the members of the society was able to visit  Colombo Stock Exchange and Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd. The year ended with 4

members emerging as winners in the presentation segment of the  Commerce Day competition organized by D.S. Senanayake College,  Colombo.

Recent events 

2019

  • Organized a workshop based on the theme of "Entrepreneurship". • Printed pens and sold them to the students of the school.
  • Participated in a quiz competition organized by the University of Kelaniya.
  • Participated in the D.S Brand Awards 2019 - The team was placed 2nd and 4th in the video clip competition and business plan respectively.
  • Participated in the CA Business Plan Competition organized by the institute of Charted Accounts of Sri Lanka. - The team was placed 3rd at the regional round for Colombo district.
  • Screened an entertaining movie "Aquaman" for the students of the school. •Organized a plant food sale.
  • Hosted the annual Commerce Day under the theme of "Alzati".

2020

  • Participated in the Quizcom 2020 organized by the Department of Commerce and Finance Management of the University of Kelaniya.

           - Bishop's College emerged 2nd place in the competition.

  • Organized an annual workshop on the topic of “Entrepreneurship ". • Visited the Colombo Stock Exchange and Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Participated in the Commerce Day competition organized by D.S. Senanayake College,Colombo.

           - The team emerged as winners in the presentation segment.

  • Organized an online carrier guidance webinar.

2021

  • Participated in an idea hunt competition organized by Royal College.   Phase 01 = Digital booklet  Phase 02 = Presentation

Upcoming events 

  •  A project to help the needy during this period of time by collecting money  from students (asking them to deposit any amount they are willing to  donate) or to donate dry rations agreed upon.
  • A webinar regarding small and medium scale entrepreneurs (5-6) by  providing them separate time slots and conducting a Q&A session where we  can enable students to ask questions. (Questions will be inquired and  collected prior to the webinar)
  •  To invite a well reputed paper marking teacher to conduct a business studies  seminar for students who are sitting for A/L.

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