Pre-school in Akkaraipattu

We have, for a number of years, been supporting a small pre-school for children in the village where the Home is situated. (Indeed, the school is based in the grounds of the Home.) We meet the cost of the teachers and have previously funded equipment for the children and for the school to be connected to the electricity supply. Our most recent support has refurbished the playground and for the school to be connected to the water supply.

 

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Achievements to date

HELP has provided a monthly bursary to the Swami Vipulananda Home from 2006 to assist with its ongoing expenses and to employ an after-school IT teacher for the boys. We also provided funding to assist with the setting up of a sustainable farm run by the boys. The Home is now funded by other donors and no longer needs our support.

HELP has been actively providing medical and other equipment to the local hospital in Thirrukovil, which services a large population of Ampara District.
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Latest news

December 2019

Thanks to generous support from a number of our donors, HELP has been able to provide emergency food parcels to families suffering from severe flooding in local villages around Akkaraipattu.

Again, thanks to generous support from donors, HELP has been able to buy new clothes and equipment for the girls in the Amman Mahaleer Home, arrange for their bedrooms to be repainted and for the Home to acquire a fridge.

August 2019

Thanks to a very generous donation from one of our donors, the Girls' Home was able to complete the build-out of a small shop adjoining the Home, which allows the girls to sell the clothes they make in the vocational centre.

July 2019

Eight girlsjoined the Girls' Home in Akkaraipattu in July, which presented significant financial pressures on the Home. HELP agreed to provide the necessary funding for the girls to ensure that they could be housed safely.

November 2018

HELP funded new equipment and clothes for the girls in the Amman Mahaleer home and provided new school books for the children in the Little Flowers educational facility in Akkaraipattu.

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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