Akura Scholarship Program:
Akura commenced its scholarship program in early February 2016 with the target of offering 8 scholarships for school students and 2 for university students.
As of now we have provided total of 225,000.00LKR as monthly scholarship for those 11 students (both school and university students) and four of them from families of single mothers. We highly respect their privacy and we manage to raise funds without disclosing their personal information to public.
Feel free to fill this form (we will contact you when we have a suitable candidate) and join our mission of supporting needy students in Sri Lanka. We make sure all your donations reach students. Our organization’s members are volunteering their time and efforts to achieve Akura’s goals, Hence we don’t have administration expenses. Read more..
Lending educational support materials:
We have started another pilot project of lending educational support materials by providing a laptop to one of the university student who was eligible for the Akura scholarship. Our plan is to pass his laptop to another needy student after his first degree.
A large number of students in Sri Lanka became victims of the recent floods and land slides as a result of non-stop rain in May. Some of the students lost not only their study notes, but also their uniforms and shoes.We have supported Biyagama Central College, Biyagama and H.K. Dharmadasa School in Peliyagoda. we helped total 470 students in need within a week (from 28th of May 2016 to 3rd of June 2016). We have provided Rs. 294,148.20 worth of school uniforms and undergarments. Read more..
“Thatta Gayikawa“, the Sinhala version of the absurd drama “The Bald Soprano” by the Romanian-French play writer Eugène Ionesco, was staged as a new production after 13 years in the E.O.E Perera Theatre in the Faculty of Engineering of University of Peradeniya at 6:45PM on 14th May 2016. It’s a production of the Department of Fine Arts of University of Peradeniya and Theatre of the Melting Clock.
One of our key objectives is to make students interested on areas such as arts and environment. So with the intention to educate the students about the arts and the stage dramas, Akura facilitated for 34 students and 6 teachers of Kongalla Maha Vidyalaya to watch this drama.
All the artists including Lohan Gunaweera were kind enough to let the students of Kongalla Maha Vidyalaya to have a chat with the artists and to let them see the stage background setup after the play. Read more…
Annual book donation program and celebrating Children’s day:
Akura, the community project started with the intention of helping school children who are in need in terms of educational and extracurricular activities, was launched in line with the World Children’s Day on 1st of October 2015. As the very first program we got ready in a short period of two weeks to donate stationery and other needs for the new year to school children schooling at Ittikulama Primary School, a remote low facilitated school bordered to Wilpaththu. Read more..
Up coming projects:
Robotics Workshop Series
Robotics workshop series will be starting soon in rural schools to seek creativity in rural students. We will be running our first workshop on early October 2016. Stay tuned!
Status: Looking for affordable place to purchase 5-10 starter kits.
Enable Accessibility in Schools
Goal: Transforming a generic rural school into a model school that enable accessibility for students.
Partners: This project will be conducted with the collaboration of Enable Lanka Foundation.