Weʼre raising £10,000 to buy new classroom equipment for four rural, disadvantaged primary schools severely affected by recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.
- Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Fair trade toy company Lanka Kade was founded in 1994 when husband and wife team, Upul and Diane, returned to the UK having met in Sri Lanka whilst working for the Red Cross. They did not want to lose contact with the country and the people they both love; therefore they set up a small import business to maintain links with Sri Lanka.
Last weekend Sri Lanka suffered devastating floods believed to be the worst since 2003 causing the displacement of over 630,000 people, with over 200 people confirmed to have lost their lives.
We have been in constant contact with our Sri Lankan office since who have advised that four of the primary schools supported by the Lanka Kade Educational Foundation have been severely affected. The schools affected are Samaranayakapura Rerukana, Kimmanthudawa, Gallappahala and Kobawaka Sri Rahula.
We have received the sad news that four pupils and their families have been killed in landslides, with many buildings submerged by up to 30 feet of water.
Whilst the government in Sri Lanka will contribute to the rebuilding of the schools over the coming years, this will take time. In the immediacy the schools will require the very basics such as pens, pencils, books and other essential classroom equipment so that they can reopen.
The purpose of fair trade is that trade is not aid – however, due to the magnitude of the floods and the sheer number of people affected; we are appealing for donations so that we can help these schools recover, and continue to offer the education so desperately needed and cherished by Sri Lankan children.
Any donation, big or small will be gratefully received and directly help those affected.
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Aug 12, 2017
Such great products and cause to support
Aug 9, 2017
Keep going & never give up!
Jul 24, 2017
I was looking for something to donate to and found this. All the very best of luck with your crowdfunding drive.
Jul 17, 2017
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Jun 29, 2017
Very well done. Thanks for all you do. God bless x
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