Category Archive for "impact"

Day 3 of the trip

Today we all split up into various groups for the morning session. 4 members of the group went to the RCCI school, which is a school for children with special needs. Others led a beginners computer class on the centre’s 4 computers. I went with a small group led by Sister Concepta, to walk around Atthidiya. I have walked around…

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The morning after…

After catching up on sleep, and enjoying breakfast, we all ventured down to the Asha centre to plan for the volunteer work coming up through out the week. The walk was about 20 minutes, we walked from the hotel to Atthidya where the centre is based. On the way (as well as many Tuk Tuk’s) we passed the canal -which…

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First day of Trip 2014

After nearly 24 hours of travelling we finally arrived at our destination. It was a total relief – the second flight from Mumbai seemed to take forever and it was riddled with turbulence but after some (temporarily) lost baggage and an amazing new motorway it all seemed to wrap up perfectly. Which says a lot for the first day here…

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Nishanthi’s salon

Last week I went to the opening of Nishanthi’s Beauty Salon. Nishanthi was in the first batch of Hair & Beauty trainees.  She had never had a job before doing the Hair & Beauty course, but after finishing it she started working from home, doing bridal dressing.   She managed to save up enough from this, along with a bank…

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Booster classes

Asha supports over 85 children each day with booster classes. In Sri Lanka the school curriculum cannot be covered in detail during the school day, so many children and young people attend extra classes.  However if you‘re from a poor family you just can’t afford these. Many of the children we have supported have been the first in their family ever to pass exams.

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Weekday support in Athidiya

Weekday support for those with disabilities was officially launched at the centre in Athidiya today. For over 2 years, teachers from the RCCI special school have been providing educational support to those with disabilities at the centre on a Saturday.  Now finally, we can offer support in the week to those who do not go to school. Initially this is for...
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