Every year we develop more and more projects. Below is an overview of some recent projects we have achieved over the past two years.
The display cases and cabinets.
The Jan Schepers Fund donated showcases and shop windows to all the boys who started a shop. Samith’s building was also donated by the fund.
Samith opened his shop along with his mother, who has a small restaurant.
1st mobile phone repair course
This was sponsored by the Foundation ProjectMatigeCharitas at Grubbevorst; it started in 2014 and continued till February 2015.
Water from a depth of 40 meters.
A 40 m deep well pipe was installed in February to get water out of the ground. As long as the pump holds, we hope to have no more water problems. Thanks to the sponsorship of the anonymous Foundation B.
New orthopaedic workshop .
Course in making wheelchairs.
Thanks to the Rotary Club Hockenheim in Germany, Shiran and Madushanka could do a course in Colombo. They learned how to assemble wheelchair components, crutches, a standing table and a walker for small children. Shiran was a welder before he had a motorcycle accident but Madushanka had to learn everything: welding, drilling, woodworking, etc.
2 additional solar panels on the roof.
This could be achieved through a private sponsor.
Mobile phone repair course.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Stichting Louisa we could give a second mobile phone course for eight deaf boys and two girls. It was very successful.
7 months training for girls and women.
A sewing course and food processing for disabled girls and women started June 2015 and ended late February 2016. Physiotherapy, dance classes and swimming lessons were also included. The dance performance they were able to give at the end of the program gave them a lot of self-satisfaction. Stichting L. (anonymous) and World Wide for Children (WWvK) funded the course.
A new concrete path at the entrance.
Stichting Weeshuis (Orphanage Foundation) Nijkerk gave us a concrete entrance to the physiotherapy accommodation. Now we have no more problems with the tropical rain and mud pools.
A professional sewing machine.
Stichting Sri Lanka in Actie gave us a professional sewing machine, which we use for canvas and leather sewing. We need this for the wheelchairs and to make cushions.
A mosaic training.
Robert Markey and his wife from the US came over for the 2nd time to give a mosaic training. It was a great success again
3rd mobile phone repair course.
De large storage is completely renewed.
Part of the building maintenance was sponsored by ASN Bank. Another major part was paid by Action Kluswijzer and Sake Jan and Carla Tilma. Sake Jan also made the racks in the barn.
The maintenance project will last until 2017.
Girl’s and women’s course.