Akura Book Donation Program 2016 – Morawewa

Our efforts began on 6th September 2016. A mere month later, we reached a milestone; we were able to donate library books and stationary to the students of Sinhala schools in Morawewa North and Morawewa South, in Gomarankadawala education zone.  Our sincere thanks and gratitude goes to VVibes and LFES who made Akura, joined its efforts to donate books to students in four schools. We also thank the friends of Akura who have helped us immensely to make this effort a success.

Although our initial plan was to have the book donation program inline with the World Children’s Day, unavoidable circumstances delayed us till 25th October. However, feedback we received from teachers, parents and students show evidence that our effort was a huge success. The lecture delivered by Attorney Shashi Gunasinghe to the students, parents and the teachers sharing the experiences of her journey from school education to where she is today, was a great value addition to the book donation program.

This effort cost us 216,339.25 LKR and the cost incurred was for the stationary for students for the year 2017 (including the workbooks), library books (based on the list of books provided to us) for the two schools and we were able to provide each student with a packet of Samaposha as well. Students were given an environmentally friendly book bag, thus encouraging them not to dump polythene to the environment. Miss. Deepani Jayantha donated posters depicting the negative effects of dumping polythene to the environment.

Financial Assistance:

  • Mr. Waruna Kanishka
  • Mr. Navin Madhawa
  • Mr. Ananda Welikala
  • Mr. Nadeeth Lansakara
  • Miss. Madhu Abeysinghe
  • Mrs. Rishani Gunasinghe
  • Miss. Thulya De Silva
  • Mrs. Nevindaree Premarathne
  • Mr. Chamila Liyanage
  • Mr. Shrishanu Lokupathirage
  • Mr. Dasun Sameera
  • Mr. Subash Shaminda Kuruvitage
  • Mr. Asanka Shrilal
  • Mr. Harshana Weerasinghe
  • Mr. Danishka Navin

Friends who donated library books:

  • Mr. Dushan Kanchana Godage
  • Miss. Deepani Jayantha
  • Mr. Chathura Lakmal Rathuwadu

Environment friendly bag for the students:

  • Mr. Pathmasiri Weerasinghe

Transportation:

  • Mr. Danishka Navin

Akura would like to thank Mr. Bandula Pushpakumara, Mr. Ajith Manjula, Miss. Priyanka Sadamali, Mr. Chathura Prasan Suduwella, Mr. Kularathna Rajapaksha, Mr. Sahan Kaseera Wickramasinghe and Mrs. Sandareka Welivitigoda and Mr. Asanka Sandanayake from Mahadiwulwewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya who coordinated with the schools to make this effort a success.

Since the donation of books, we started to look into other needs of these students. So Akura is planning to aid these schools while identifying their immediate needs in the next two year period.

It is our duty to admire the contribution so far from the Sri Lanka Air Force Station Morawewa in fulfilling the needs of both Morawewa North and Morawewa South schools.

We would like to make a humble request to help the needy students in Morawewa via the next CSR project in your organization.

 

We would like to mention that the following projects will be initiated by Akura in future

  • Science Laboratory equipment required by Morawewa North Sinhala School (Required equipment are already delivered). – DONE
  • Water filter (heavy metal filter) for Morawewa North Sinhala School (with a minimum guarantee of 5 years).
  • Water filter (heavy metal filter) for Morawewa North Sinhala School (with a minimum guarantee of 5 years).
  • A new building to facilitate a library and a computer lap for Morawewa North Sinhala School.
  • A leadership program for students.
  • A sports day.

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Students of Morawewa South Sinhala School

 

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Students of Morawewa South Sinhala School greeting the guests…

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Students of Morawewa South Sinhala School meditating

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Students of Morawewa South Sinhala School meditating

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Smiles…

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Motivational speech by Attorney Shashi Gunasinghe

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The speech made by the principal of Morawewa North Sinhala School

20161015_151333A mother representing the parents of the students of Morawewa North Sinhala School…

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Until their names are called….

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20161015_155101Sri Lanka Air Force check point near the Morawewa North Sinhala School in Anuradhapura Trincomalee route

20161016_092828Let’s add colours to the lives of the people of Morawewa so they they will be beautiful as this fascinating landscape

20161015_121219Let’s add colours to the lives of the people of Morawewa so they they will be beautiful as this fascinating landscape

20161015_105858 You are welcome to empower Morawewa !

Photo Credits: Akura and VVibes

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