Empowering Students in Gomarankadawala Education Zone
Morawewa is a remote village in Sri Lanka where, at the height of the war, people constantly suffered due to terrorism and, today, are struggling to survive amidst heavy droughts and attacks by wild elephants roaming the area. A wild elephant attack was recently reported at a local hospital in Morawewa. Villagers from Morawewa and Erakkandy were attacked by terrorists on 12th May 1997 and 2nd June 1997 respectively. On Sinhala and Tamil New Year’s Day in the year of 2014, the BBC reported that the villagers were about to leave Morawewa due to ongoing droughts. Gomarankadawala is one of the most remote and least privileged education zone in Sri Lanka.
During the last few months, we were looking for a rural schools to support as part of our annual book donation program. A few days ago VVibes announced that they are working on supporting students in the Gomarankadawala Education Zone.
As we have a common interest, we decided to join with VVibes and LFES, who initiated this great project to support four schools in the Gomarankadawala Education Zone. The idea is to donate stationary and library books to the students in the following schools. Akura will be taking care of two schools out of the selected four in the Gomarankadawala Education Zone. Morawewa North School and Morawewa South School are schools to be supported by Akura.
|Erakkandi School||Nilaweli||Grade 1 to Grade 8||47 students|
|Kalyanapura School||Gomarankadawala||Grade 6 to Grade 11||60 students|
|Morawewa North School||Morawewa||Grade 1 to Grade 11||25 students|
|Morawewa South School||Morawewa||Grade 1 to Grade 11||76 students|
Exercise books and stationery:
We are planning to purchase the following list of items to be distributed among 110 students (including 2017 Grade 1 students) from both Morawewa North School and Morawewa South School.
How to donate funds:
|Account Name||WHK PATHUM & W M M H WEERASINGHE|
|Bank Name||Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC|
Please be kind enough to send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and contact details along with proof of fund transfer (online transaction confirmation or a copy of bank slip) in order to issue a receipt. Library Books: We will be donating Library Books to both schools based on their request. But we are planning to introduce more books based on the support we get, instead of focusing solely on what they have requested.
We will be donating Library Books to both schools based on their request , . But we are planning to introduce more books based on the support we get, instead of just focus only on what they have requested.
We welcome both new and used books to donate for both libraries. Let us know if you can find either in lists or something that may be useful for school students.
How to donate Library Books:
Feel free to contact the nearest collection point and donate your books on or before 25th September 2016.
|Galle||Bandula Pushpakumara||0716 146331|
|Kelaniya||Chandana Munasinghe||0714 411969|
|Kollupitiya||Kalpa Pethum||0711 427577|
|Kottawa||Kaveen Manishka||0770 435214|
|Kurunegala||Ajith Manjula||0777 299411|
|Dematagoda||Harshana Weerasinghe||0716 811256|
|Maradana||Nuwan Indika||0716 413170|
|Moratuwa||Dasun Sameera||0715 352743|
|Nugegoda||Nilaksha Rathnayake||0772 271270|
|Rathnapura||Asiru Karunarathne||0714 524124|
|Seeduwa/Ja-ela||Lasantha Priyankara||0771 999913|
|Badulla||Kushan Wanniarachchi||0777 655 855|
|University of Colombo||Sachithra Wishmal||0715 894806|
|Sri Lanka University of Rajarata||Milinda Lankanath||0777 114590|
Akura 2015 book donation project: