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PATIENTS AND FAMILY SPONSORSHIP
This program provides a monthly grant of AUD30 (LKR3,000) to patients with a life limiting illness and their families.
These funds help with medication, food, clothing, transport and education of children. The program commenced in November 2015 with 28 patients, and now provides sponsorship to 58 patients with life limiting illnesses.
Additionally, for AUD10 (LKR1,000), we provide support to the patients in this program with regular home visits from the Shanthi Community Palliative Care Nurses to help with symptoms and pain management. These nurses are also available to the patients on a needs basis in between the regular home visits.
Since commencing this program, 11 patients have succumbed to their disease whilst one patient has had a transplant and is now recovering successfully.
CLEAN WATER FOR LIFE
In April 2014, Shanthi Foundation embarked on an urgent mission to supply continuous clean drinking water to school children, their families and villagers in CKDu (Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin) affected areas in Sri Lanka.
Our response has been to successfully install and operate 40 Reverse Osmosis Machines (ROM’s) in schools and religious establishments in the Northern Provinces of the country where it was most needed – ref Figure 1
We’re happy to report that since inception, we have been successfully providing clean drinking water free from heavy metal contamination and other toxins to over 40,000 school children, their families and local villagers in these communities. These ROMs operate 20 hours each day to supply the water required.
|1 Rajawewa College||21 Kalingavila Junior School|
|2 Wanela College||22 Katuwanwilla Junior School|
|3 Madawachchiya College||23 Kegalugama Kanishta College|
|4 Kivulakadawala College||24 Kirimatiya Junior School|
|5 Bogaswewa College||25 Kusum Pokuna Junior School|
|6 Maradanmaduwa College||26 Mada Ethakada Senior College|
|7 Kalyanipura College||27 Mada Linda Wewa Junior School|
|8 Bakmeedeniya College||28 Medawachchiya Primary School|
|9 Palugasvanguwa College||29 Muthugala Kanishta College|
|10 Raja Maha College||30 Padavi Aliwanguwa Primary School|
|11 Vigneshwaran College||31 Padavi Mahasen Primary School|
|12 Moragollagama College||32 Padavi Ruwanpura Senior College|
|13 Abhayapura College||33 Pahala Ellewewa Primary School|
|14 Bellankadawala College||34 Pahala Naragaha Wewa College|
|15 Dekethipothana Primary School||35 Pihitiwewa Senior College|
|16 Diggalpura Junior School||36 Puliyankadawala Primary School|
|17 Etaweera Wewa Muslim College||37 Rathmale Muslim College|
|18 Handagala College||38 Rathmalkandiya Primary School|
|19 Kadawathmaduwa Junior School||39 Sungavila Senior College|
|20 Kahabiliyawa College||40 Vilpanakulama Prathmika School|
We commenced the program in November 2015 in Moragollagama Primary School, Maha Elagamuwa Kekirawa in Sri Lanka. The kids receive the organic kenda twice a week and we have seen positive results with this program. The school has been able to create a few scholarship holders since the inception of this program. Absenteeism levels declined and there have been no student collapses during morning assemblies since the commencement of the program.
The Kenda is prepared with water free of any toxins obtained from a Reverse Osmosis Machine which has already been installed by Shanthi Foundation in the school.
In schools in the Northern Central Province of Sri Lanka, using native organic rice helps nutrition and also promotes organic farming.