A new Laptop, uniforms and shoes for Puswelkada School children

Having saved Massmulle Primary school in Kamburupitiya from imminent closure by donating it a new library, computer centre, books and shoes and uniforms for children every year, UKFG’s biggest donor Nicky Pharoah has extended her extra ordinary philanthropy to Pusewelkada Junior school in Galle.

On 8th January 2013, on behalf of Nicky Pharoah, her husband Colin Newbold and their company, The Learning Curve , UKFG chairman Mr Sirisena Gamage presented the children with new Uniforms and shoes. The children were utterly delighted with the gifts they have received. it was heart warming to see some of the children walking up and down the school corridor wearing a pair of shoes for the first time in their lives.

The School principal Margret Wellapili and the whole staff had a delightful surprise when Mr Gamage presented them with Nicky’s biggest gift, a brand New laptop worth 70000 rupees (£340) . This was a much needed teaching aid for the school and the children could not believe their luck when they are allowed to touch and feel it by the Principal.

At the thanks giving ceremony the children performed beautiful cultural dances and sang songs. The Head boy made a love thank you speech in fluent English. Mrs Wellapili in her speech thanked Nicky Pharaoh profoundly for the wonderful donations she had made to school and children . She explained that not only her school the whole Puswelkda village was grateful to Nicky and the her company for saving the school from closure by donating money and equipment. She further explained that almost all the parents of her children were very poor labourers and would not even earn £20 a month They could not afford to buy an expensive pair of shoes for £10 or uniform worth £8 for their children and Nicky had been their saviour.

Mr Gamage in his speech commended the teachers for the superb way the little children spoke in English . He hoped that using the new laptop as a learning aid, the children would pass more examinations and bring the credit to the school and the village. He also said that Nicky Pharoah has given the school’s brightest child LILLIAN FIELDS Scholarship in memory of her dear grandmother Lillian. He hoped that with the hep of this scholarship this child would go to University one day and then become.

At the end of the ceremony, the children and the parents were treated to tea, biscuits Ice cream .

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NEW UNIFORMS and Shoes for children at Masmulle school

Every year Nicky Pharoah, her husband Colin Newbold and their Company  The Learning Curve ( Tunbridge Wells , UK) buy Children of their adopted school  Massmulle in Kamburupitiya Srilanka new uniforms &  shoes

On 5th March 2013, on behalf of Nicky and Colin, UKFG Srilanka chairman Sirisena Gamage and Devsiri’s  cousin Ananda Hewavidana presented every children a pair of new school uniforms and shoes, 5 pair of socks and panties each.  The chief guest was   the chairman of local council, Pradeshiya Saba .The principals of neighboring school  and hundreds of parents and many villagers were also present . The VIPS were greeted at the gate by the  school band (All band equipment and uniforms were donated by Nicky Pharoah two years before ) and taken them to the ceremony in a beautiful parade

The children whose parents wont even earn £10 a week were delighted to receive brand new pairs of socks, shoes and uniforms that cost more than £25 each.  The children performed beautiful cultural dances and singsongs on the stage Nicky Pharoah herself had  donated three years previously . In their speeches, the chief guests and local dignitaries thanked  Nicky, Colin and The Learning curve for the wonderful  gifts and the way they had been helping the school and all their children for many years.

The enclosed photos shows how delighted the Massmulle children were to receive those wonderful gifts from Nicky and Colin.

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