Helplanka successfully continues to help more rural school children and special needs children with UK volunteer Programme in Sri Lanka July 2011.
Posted on July 30th, 2011


Organised by Helplanka UK annually a group of 13 volunteers including 3 teachers from Barry South Wales visited Sri Lanka in July to teach English, music, drama and sport at Siviraja Deaf and Blind School Mahawewa NWP, Ragama Convalescent Home for Children, Leonard Cheshire Home  Katana Negombo and also at Ihala Yagoda Vidyalaya  Gampaha  The highlights for the group  were visiting the special needs centres  where parties were organised, face painting and games were the order of the day and toys, educational equipment , computers , books ,cuddly toys electric organs , hearing aids  and school bags  were distributed. 

 Commenting on this year’s programme Sam Goonetillake said: “I would like to thank Barry Comprehensive School for their hard work and dedication in helping so many children once again. It is a wonderful achievement that despite the economic recession the people of Wales have managed to fundraise a substantial amount to assist these important  childrens’ projects in Sri Lanka who rely on our help to survive “ 

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