On Sunday afternoon, 15th January, the whole place was buzzing with activity. A day of events to celebrate a year of classes and activities at Sura Medura at which many games were played and all classes displayed their achievements . The pictures in this blog are taken by the young camera class members who recorded the day. The opening ceremony was the lighting of a ceremonial lamp. Here the oldest user begins the lighting.
|seniour kandy dance group|
|And elephants might fly!
The last 3 months have been full of the Xmas and New year activities and guests staying in the upstairs accommodation as it is has been high tourist season. Guests of many nationalities have included 3 members of Hullabaloo Community Quire from Brighton who brought news from home and much encouragement. All the rent goes into the project. It keeps me on my toes to organise the housekeeping and help out the visitors.
Last month one of the young women got a job with the National Census, I think directly from improving her confidence in speaking English in the class here and Yusemi the 5 year old girl with cerebral policy was given a wheelchair due to our music teachers fundraising efforts and encouragement from us. Her mother was hospitalized as a result of the strain of carrying the girl.
To remind you of other ways to help.
Use easyfundraising.org whenever you buy goods online and we get a percentage
Come and stay in our jungle side accommodation
Come and help for between 4 and 12 weeks. -
It would cost you about £1200 including airfare and accommodation and you have half the weak free for holidaying. All sorts of help are welcome.Right now I could do with someone whose a wiz at computing , a gardener and general maintenance person to take care of a few DIY jobs, painting walls and all sorts I'll post the flexible voluteer scheme on the web site.
|a very tired and happy organising team at the end of the anniversary day |
Mangelika Eddi Rasika and Sisera
I'm not much good at practical needlework but I do know remember the theory so Nilakshi and I will work together to create a good class which will both save money for the participants' own garments and maybe increase chances of employment..
|art group fabric banner|
|Music teacher,Prasad sings|