Corona crisis has hit the rural communities in Srilanka very badly. Parents of many children we support in Kamburupitiya town and surrounding villages are casual labourers and most of them have lost their jobs during the lock down. The government currently gives 5000 Rupees (£25) a month to poor families which is barely sufficient for a week’s provision for a family with a few young children.
Many of our sponsors, Harrow Trust. Johnson Matthey, Manisha Wickramarathna, Matthew Fosh and others have kindly stepped in to offer more help to the children. As a result of their generosity, UKFG has been able to buy dry rations (10 kilos of rice, sugar, dhal, flour, tea, green gram, canned fish, biscuits and soap) groceries, books, new shoes and other essential items worth around 15000 Rupees for them.
So far our chairman Mr Sirisena Gamage and Mr Laksiri Hewavidana have made surprise visits to eight children’s houses with the gift boxes. The families are overwhelmed by the unexpected goods they have received and expressed their utmost gratitude to their British sponsors. In the coming weeks, Mr Gamage will continue visiting the houses of the remaining children with the gifts.
Once again we thank all our sponsors for their generosity. .It has made a big different to our children The girl with her parents in the first picture is 17 year old Miss H.G. Piumi Bagya Madhura Jeewani who attends Southland College, Galle. . We are delighted to mention that Piuimi has gained 9 Garde As at O Level 2020 . It is the best results by any UKFG sponsored student in our 15 year history.
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