OUR VISION

Empowering children to their full potential through educational support and providing equipment and guidance for self-employment projects for poorer families.

OUR PURPOSE

The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship of people in Sri-Lanka by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training and all the necessary support designed to enable the individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient.

HOW WE OPERATE

Children in need of support are identified by school principles, who then apply to us for appropriate help on the children’s behalf. Such requests have to be validated by the Zonal Director of Education, who liaises with our in-country District Co-ordinator to provide the trustees with all the information they require in order to make a decision. Once approved, the money is transferred to the District Co-ordinator who purchase the relevant goods and services on the child’s behalf and provides us with receipts as well as a report on how the money has been used.

BENEFITS OF THE CHARITY

The economic situation in Sri Lanka is such that there are many children living in poverty, particularly in the rural areas, which often prevents them benefitting from education and training. Our purpose is to enable those who have academic or other potential to stay in school or training by paying some of their fees, their books etc. or by providing the parents with the means to earn sufficient income in order to be able to afford the fees themselves (such as purchasing tools or materials that enable them to become economically active).

WHO DO WE HELP

1. Children or young people who have academic ability or practical skills for which they need continuing education or training.

2. Families currently unable to afford to let their child/children or young people stay in education or training.

WHAT WE DO TO RELIEVE/PREVENT POVERTY

The charity pays for education and training and for associating books, materials and tools. Also the charity provides families assistance in creating an income to be able to provide their child/children with an education. To be able to provide these necessities, fundraising events are held, such as: Annual Dinner Dances, Independent film screenings, and food festivals. Such events are held2 to 3 times per year for which an entry fee is charged in the range of £5-£25. Furthermore, people by goods and services from stall-holders, or put their donations into collecting buckets. However the vast majority of funds come from small individual donations during our fundraising events.