A new school year means new classes and although education in Sri Lanka is free and available to all, the books, pens and pencils are not.
Each student must provide their own exercise books, pens and pencils to start their year but many students, particularly in rural areas, cannot afford even a single pen or exercise book.
Lanka Kade strongly believes that education is a right for all children. The future of these children depends upon a good education for a route out of poverty.
In the four rural primary schools currently supported by the Lanka Kade Educational Foundation, every child is gifted these essentials at the start of the year. The Lanka Kade team monitor the success of its school support year on year.
In one of our schools; Panahawatte Sri Swernajothi Vidyalaya of Horana, school books were distributed amongst 25 students. The children were selected according to their commitment to study and their family's financial situation. School shoes were also distributed to some students that live in similar circumstances.
We encourage our producers to become actively involved within the foundation and to support local schools in their area.
The distribution was co-ordinated by Upul and one of our Sri Lankan producers, Rujith. Ms Manori, Head of the Primary Section, helped organise the event and the Principal, Mr Pranith Abeysundara, thanked the Lanka Kade Educational Foundation for their donations.
Lanka Kade is looking to support two additional rural primary schools off the beaten track. We expect to work with committed and proactive teaching staff based in a school that historically under achieves for one reason or another.
Keep an eye on this page for the latest updates on how the Lanka Kade Educational Foundation, funded by your business, is helping schools across Sri Lanka.
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