Activities

Handing over the new safety wall to Ullala school

Johnson Matthey PLC (London) is one of the main benefactors of the children supported by UKFG.  Immediately after the Tsunami, the company offered 30 scholarships to  Tsunami victim children.  They have continuously sponsored the same number of children over the last thirteen years. Neil Carson, the CEO at Johnson Matthey until 2015, has already generously donated two brand new libraries …

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Donation of a Photocopier to Ratanapala school Kamburupitiya

On 14th June 2017  Mr Sirisena Gamage, chairman of UKFG ceremoniously handed over the much needed photo copy / printer to Mr Epitakatuwana, Principal of the Sapugoda Ratanapala School  The machine which was worth 165,000 rupees was a generous gift bythe  former Chairman of Johnson Matthey (LONDON), Mr Neil carson  his wife Mrs Helen Carson,  and their daughter Hannah.   Hannah …

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Hanna Carson’s gap year visit to Kamburupitiya

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]On 20th February 2017 Hannah Carson, the daughter of Mr Neil and Helen Carson  who have donated two beautiful libraries  to children,  visited the  UKFG funded  schools  at Kampurupitiya at the invitation of Mr Sirisena Gamage . She was accompanied by the fellow gap year students, Lizzie, Saskia and Milan.  The children of    Ulalla, Rathanjothi, Thumbe …

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Christmas Message from a Sponsor

Once again our generous  donors Nicky Pharoah and Colin Newbold co- proprietors of Learning Curve, Tunbridge Wells are planning to donate School uniforms and shoes to Children’s at Massmulle school (Kamburupitiya)  and  Puswelkada School (Galle) . The donations would take place at the mid  January 2016 .  Nicky and Colin  would also continue with their current  Scholarships given to 10 …

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Visit to Thumbe,Ratanapala and Ullala schools Kamburupity Schools by Ellie Davison of Johnson Matthey London

Johnson Matthey PLC (London) is one of the main benefactors of the children supported by UKFG.  Immediately after the Tsunami, the company offered 30 Tsunami refugee children scholarships .  They have continuously sponsored the same number of children over the last eleven years. Two of the children they sponsored are now undergraduates and Gihari Kusumini Epage gained one of the highest O Level results in …

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A VIP family from Canada visits Thumbe School

On 28th January 2015 Ms Audrey Inouye from Canada, her husband David, children  Taro, Kiyoshi and Kaito and Audrey’s mother Janet went to Thumbe School in Kamburupitiya. They were the first ever foreign visitors to this beautiful school established in 1937 . The staff, children, parents and villagers gave them a tremendous welcome. The Inouye family and all other VIPs were garlanded at …

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Opening of Neil Carson Library at Ulalla School Kamburupitiya

On 28th July 2014 Devsiri and family ceremonially handed over the newly built Carson Library to Children at Ulllala School Kamburupitiya. Carson library was a wonderful gift for the school and the Ullala village from Mr Neil Carson the Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey in London The Carson library , the biggest school library in the area was built in …

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Annual donation of the new uniforms and pairs of shoes for Massmulle school children

On 24th January 2014, on behalf of Nicky Pharoah and her husband Colin Newbold , UKFG Srilanka chairman Sirisena Gamage and Devsiri’s  cousins Ananda & Dharmadasa Hewavidana presented every children new school uniforms and a pair of shoes, 5 pair of socks and panties each.  .The principals of neighbouring school ,hundreds of parents and many villagers were also present . …

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Shoes donation for Grade 1 new children at Ullala Maha Vidyalaya

on 17th January 2014 , on behalf of his grandson Deshan Hewavidana , Mr Sirisena Gamage donated brand new pairs of shoes and socks to all the new children of Grade 1 at Ulllala Maha Vidyalakya Kamburupitiya . The money for this wonderful gesture was raised by Deshan and his friends at his former school Norton Knatchbull in Ashford ,Kent …

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Books and equipment donation to Massmulle School children

During our trip to Srilanka in 2013 we officially started all the UKFG work on the 23rd July 2013 by visiting Massmulle School, a poor rural school in Kamburupitya . The school that was under the threat  of closure in 2007 has gone through a remarkable turn around  and become one of the best schools in the district. This is …

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