Activities

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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Johnson Matthey Tea Party

Johnson Matthey (London) was the first major company to  offer their help to tsunami victims through UKFG  in 2005.   They have been sponsoring 40 children every year since then.   When Devsiri and family went to Srilanka on their annual  charity work trip in August 2011, Mr  Neil Carson, the chief executive of Jonson Matthey was  on  holiday in Srilanka …

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Ruckinge Rainbows donate computers to Howpe school

Rucking Rainbow group ( girls guide) at Ashford was one of  the first children’s group that came to help victims of tsunami in  Srilanka.   They have adopted Howpe  School in Galle since 2005 and have been  helping it with funds.  Every November  these little children run a fashion show to raise money for the poor children  at Howpe School. Mrs …

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Update and Annual Dana

Every Summer, Devsiri and family go back to Srilanka for four weeks. During their stay they would o meet all the children the 200+ children  sponsor.  They also visit poor schools in Galle and Matara and donate equipment, text books and new pairs of shoes for children. Devsiri and Ruvini’s children During these visits, Deshan, Shynie and Dinum give away many toys to these …

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