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£490raised of £500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £490 to schools in Batticaloa Sri Lanka

    Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017

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    Education for children in one of the poorest village in Sri Lanka (Mathurankernikulam)

    Education in Sri Lanka is normally free and accessible to all. In reality children in rural and poor communities receive unequal education. They have to make do with poorly run and inadequately staffed and equipped schools which ensures that they never have the same educational opportunities as others.

    Church of the American Ceylon Mission - CACM works to address

    Inequity in education by running after school programs for children and youth in poor communities.

    Children receive extra classes to make up for the shortcomings of their schools and to enable them to do well in their exams.

    Key Aims: to develop a more holistic and creative educational program at these centres by integrating the arts into the learning process of the children from a young age.

    Mathurankernikulam is a small isolated village in the Vaharai region of the Batticaloa district probably one of the poorest areas in the country. It was an area that experienced some of the worst of the war years. It was one of the first areas where children were conscripted, and the community were deeply impacted by the governments attempt to retake the area and the region still has a strong military presence. The community at Mathurankernikulam are agricultural labourers, and also earn some of their living from reservoir fishing and forest products. Many of them are descendants of Veddah communities. The educational needs of the community are very high and till now no student has passed their OL exams and be able to proceed to AL studies. CACM has supported an after school program for the last several years and there are promising signs that the first students will pass their OL exams this year, and is, therefore, looking for funding to continue the program. centres.

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    • Suchitra Kanagasundaram1 year ago
      Suchitra Kanagasundaram

      Suchitra Kanagasundaram

      1 year ago

      Thanks Mandy and Frank for your generous donation. Nice coastline around Batticaloa, if you are thinking of sailing adventure in the Indian Ocean!

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    • Suchitra Kanagasundaram1 year ago
      Suchitra Kanagasundaram

      Suchitra Kanagasundaram

      1 year ago

      Thank you Paula,Paul and Alex for your generous donation. Here is a fact if you are planning a visit to SL - it is malaria free! You don't have to take anymore of the nasty tablets but still need to cover up against mossies! Doing my last big run before next week. I am running with Alex - she will be my hare !

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    1 year ago

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    13

    • Emma Chan

      Emma Chan

      Sep 26, 2017

      A great cause. Wishing you speedy legs and good spirits all the way!

    • richard griffiths

      richard griffiths

      Sep 19, 2017

      Good effort, you should have told me sooner!!!

      £30.00

    • Christine Ambrose

      Christine Ambrose

      Sep 18, 2017

      Congratulations on your fantastic achievement for such a great cause. Lots of love Ambrosio's

      £30.00

    • Paul Atkinson

      Paul Atkinson

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck....love Paul and Lindsey

      £30.00

    • Martin Barwise

      Martin Barwise

      Sep 16, 2017

      Go for it Suchi! A great effort on the run and a great cause.love from Sally, Martin, Sam and Anna xxxx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 14, 2017

      £20.00

    • Sanjaya Kanagasundaram

      Sanjaya Kanagasundaram

      Sep 12, 2017

      go girly...hope you raise lots of loot. see you soon. lv h

      £30.00

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