Activities

Devsiri & Family’s Visit to Massmulle school

Devsiri and his family visited Massmulle school that has been supported by Nicky Pharorah in UK over the last five years. They were treated to a rapturous welcome from the school and then proceeded to be the guests of honour at their ceremony. There were many items present, such as speeches from senior figures of UKFG, traditional dancing from schoolchildren …

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Masmulle School Stationery Donations

Jo Riches and Rob Steed, who built and maintain the new UKFG website wanted to go  to Sri Lanka with their Children Dylan and Lily for a family holiday.  Dylan, and his sister Lily, decided they would like to take stationery and art equipment for one of the schools UKFG supports , the Massmulle.  Dylan did a sponsored walk that …

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PC Donation at Ratanapala School, Sapugoda, Kamburupitiya

The Chief Executive at Johnson Matthey(London) Neil Carson and Family, followed their wonderful gift of a brand new Neil Carson school library to Ratanapal School in Sapugada, Kamburupitiya in January 2012, with a further donation of £1000 ( 190,000 Srilankan rupees) . Mr Carson let the school decide what they would like to buy with this generous fund . The …

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Masmulle School Donations

Nicky Pahrorah and her husband Colin Newbold who donated Lillian library and computer room continue with their amazing philanthropy towards the Massmulle School . After their heart warming experience of visiting the school and meeting the 10 poor children they sponsored , last January, they have donated nearly £2000 to buy more essential items for the children. Last Tuesday Mr …

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Opening of Neil Carson Library

Kamburupitiya , Srilanka On 12th January 2012, Nicky Pharoah and Colin Newbold (Owners of The Learning Curve limited, Tunbridge Wells, UK)  were the chief guests at the ceremonious opening of Carson library at Ratanapala School, Kamburupitiya in Srilanka. This much needed library was built by Mr Neil Carson, Chief Exec of Johnson Matthey  in the UK  Neil, his wife Helen, …

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Nicky Pharoah & Colin Newbold Visit Puswelkada School in Galle

Puskwelada Primary School, about 10 kms inside of Galle) was founded the proprietor of Waulugala Tea estate ,Mr B R Disanayake at the request of his superintendent  and Devsiri’s late father  Mr D C Hewavidana in 1957.  Puswelkada is a very poor village and most of the villagers are working as casual labourers in nearby tea estates  earning mere £10 …

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Massmulle School, Kamburupitiya – Opening of the extension To the Lillian’s Library and new School stage

Nicky Pharoah the Managing Director of TLC Ltd at Tunbridge has been the biggest donor for UKFG over the last five years. Her extraordinary genorisity changed the fortune of Massmulle school that was about to be closed four years ago. Not only she presented school children with shoes, books, uniforms and school equipment but she also donated a complete new Lillian library in …

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UKFG Tea Party for Matara Children

The annual tea party for UKFG Matara scholars were held at Mr Sirisena Gamage’s residence at Yatiyana, Matara on 8th August 2011. There were large gathering of parents, guardians of children as well as the villagers.  Many children performed  cultural dances, sang songs, and made speeches thanking their sponsors.  At the end of the tea part all the children received many gifts sent …

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UKFG Tea Party for The Galle Children and Parents

UKFG annual tea party for Galle scholars hosted by Devsiri  Ruvini and their three children took place at Welliwatta Temple in Galle. Chief Guests were the leading Buddhist monks in Galle Rev Pananagala Hemaloka, Rev Thawalama Siddartha, Rev Bamunugama Rewatha  and Rev Balangoda Buddagosha More than 150 UKFG scholarship holders their parents and guests had a thoroughly wonderful day. Many …

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Handing over Alan Hutchison Library to Gatare School Children

Alan Hutchison in London was one of the founding members of UKFG in 2005. Even before that Alan has been helping poor communities in Sri Lanka through the Harrow Trust. Immediately after the Tsunami tragedy,  Alan flew to Sri Lanka to offer immediate  help to many victims. He also managed to get  Johnson Matthey (London )  to donate 40 scholarships to …

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