Shoes donated to pupils at Massmulle school

UKFG’s continuing drive to raise money for children affected by the 2005 Tsunami has resulted in another donation of shoes to pupils at Mussalla school The sponsors include;

  1. Alf and Nancy Chittenden, pensioners from Wickford Essex
  2. Staff at Cummins UK
  3. Michael and family from Ashford newsagents

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New computer for Ullala school

UKFG in UK has donated a new computer to the Ullala school and this was presented on 08th March 2007. The children will get an opportunity to develop computer skills now.

UKFG is endeavouring to acquire additional computer facilities for Ullala school and other schools in the Galle region.

Shoes for Howpe school

UKFG’s continued efforts have enabled us to donate some more shoes to pupils at Howpe school.

Sponsors who raised funds to buy new shoes for Howpe Children

  1. Ruckinge Rainbows and Brownies, Ashford Kent
  2. Veronica Boaden and her friends from the music class at Homewood School Ashford Kent
  3. Colleagues at Cummins ( Synergy ) Generator Limited, Ramsgate, Kent

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Shoes and books presentation to Ullala school

Mick and Val Chittenden went to Sri Lanka to visit the 5 children they sponsor. During their visit they were invited to be the special guests at Ullala school, for a presentation of shoes and school books. The money to buy these shoes and books was raised by UKFG, primarily through activities at Willborough Junior school and Kennington Junior School in Ashford plus Alan Keen

Devsiri’s family in Sri Lanka arranged a car and after a 2 hours drive through the countryside near Galle took Mick and Val to the Ullala school in Matara district. And what a reception!

The school band in full costume awaited their arrival, and escorted them into the school. Pupils lined the roads. Mick was invited to raise the school falg then they were escorted into the main school hall, where all the pupils and teachers awaited. The school principle, the head of the local education authority and other dignitaries gave speeches, and schoolchildren performed Sri Lankan dances. UKFG’s Galle chairman Mr Sirisena Gamage presented shoes and books to pupils.

At the end of the presentation, Val was asked to serve ice-creams to the children, kndly donated by another UKFG sponsor – Margaret Taylor from Florida USA.

Mick and Val then went to the home of the school’s vice principle for a huge feast especially made for them.

These people have so little, and demand nothing, yet their school is so important. The school was pleased with UKFG’s small gift of shoes and books and everbody involved was truly honoured.

Mick and Val have been asked if they can provide some computer equipment for the school. So if anyone knows of some second hand computer equipment that is sitting around, please consider donating it to a very worth school. The only overheads would be the shipping!

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First UKFG Tea Party for Scholars in Galle

Devsiri and his family visited Srilanka in August 2005 to meet all the children the newly formed UKFG had started to sponsor. Gill Budd who sponsored five children went to Srilanka at the same time to have a holiday and meet her children.

On 25th August 2005 ,all the children, parents and guardians were invited to Devsiri’s house in Galle for a grand tea party.  Children sang beautiful songs and performed cultural dances at the gathering.  Mr Gamage, Gill Budd, Devsiri and parents made speeches.  After the tea party  all the children received many gifts from Devsiri and family.  Here are some of the pictures of the happy occasion.

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