Children's Playground

Following a very generous donation from YEAR 7 of The Latymer School (Edmonton UK), HELP has funded the building of two children's playgrounds in Komari.

The first playground was a temporary, but badly needed structure, at the rear of the school in Komari. After the tsunami hit, the children of the village had no play facilities until the swings, roundabout and climbing frame funded by Latymer was constructed. The Trustees visited the site in July 2005 and were delighted to see the children make full use of the new structures during their breaks. It was a welcome sight amidst the rubble that continued to dominate the surrounds of the school at that time.

In the course of their visit of January 2006, the Trustees committed HELP to fund a larger and longer term playground for the village. The children of Latymer school again rose to the challenge of raising the necessary funds and we are delighted to be able to report that the facility is now complete and in full use by the Komari community and children in particular.

The children and staff of Latymer have every right to be proud of their fund raising achievements. They have brought genuine happiness to the children of Komari.

 

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Educational and Vocational centre in Navkatadu

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Latest news

March 2018

The trustees agreed to fund an exciting new project in the village of Navtakadu. It involves the refurbishment of an old military barracks to provide the village with a pre- and post-school educational facility and a vocational centre for women looking to learn sewing and other skills.

February 2018

As in previous years, we were delighted to buy the girls in the Amman Mahaleer Home new clothes an school equipment for the year ahead. we also bougt new bed covers for them.

August 2017

Amy Anfilogoff and friends visited the Home and spent a wonderful day with the young girls.

April 2017

At the request of the Amman Mahaleer Orphanage, we provided funds to buy a new generator for the Home. In February, we provided funds for the girls to buy new clothes and school equipment.

June 2016

Following their visit to Sri Lanka last year to see our projects, two of our keenest supporters, Ros and Malcolm Nattrass, have kindly offered to open up their (stunning) gardens to friends and family to raise money for HELP. We'll post photos after the event and hope the weather is kind on the day...

March 2016

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have arranged to fund the bank accounts of 19 of the young girls at the Amman Mahaleer girls home to provide them with a start in life when they leave at the age of 18. The donors have agreed to provide Rps50,000 to each of the girls (c£250) over a period of up to three years. We have informed the Principal of the Home that we are keen to provide similar support to any new girls who join the home.

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