Pure Drinking Water Supply System to Ambagahawewa School Pihimbiyagollewa, Medawachchiya,
We have completed another great project using the funds generated by “Music Night” held on April 24th, 2021, by handing over a complete pure drinking water supply system to Ambagahawewa School in a rural village of Pihimbiyagollewa, Medawachchiya, Sri Lanka on 29th November 2021. This will be a priceless gift for the school as there are many chronic kidney disease (CKD) cases in this area due to water with very high metal content.
DOT installed a new 1000 liter water tank on the existing water tank tower of the school and installed a durable stainless-steel basin, taps, and tubes connected to the new tank. The total cost of the installation is Rs.168,011.00 out of which Sierra Construction Company of Sri Lanka who did the installation has donated Rs.65,757.00 worth of labour and materials.
DOT paid Rs.12,000.00 to Nildiya, a water purification community-based organization (CBO) for 12,000 liters of water. CBO will refill the tank using their water bowsers as per the school’s requirement and the DOT will continue to pay the cost of water until the school gets the commercial water supply.
DOT members would like to express their gratitude to the below individuals and the organizations for their immense support extended to this project in this very difficult period due to the COVID pandemic.
- Ven. Aludeniye Subodhi Thero of “Shraddha TV” – Sri Lanka, for communicating the school’s drinking water requirement to the DOT Foundation
- Mr. M M P Mahipala Bandara from Colombo, for coordinating all the organizations and individuals in Sri Lanka from the begging to the end of the project. (This project would not be possible without Mr. Bandara’s dedication)
- Project manager of Sierra Construction Company Mr. Madhura, for planning, designing and personally visiting the school with his team to do the installation
- Project Director of Sierra Construction Company Mr. Mahinda Siriwardana, for providing labour, transport, and some materials free of charge through Sierra Construction Company’s charity allocations.
- Mr. Dayan from Hayleys Group of companies, Mr. Aruna Shantha and present Manager of Nildiya CBO Ms. Geetha, for providing purified water at the concession rate of Rs. 1.00 per liter and agreed to transport free of charge.
- Mr. Kamal Thilakarathne, Mr. Uditha Rajapaksha, and their spouses from Colombo, for visiting the school representing DOT Foundation for the official handover ceremony and distributing water bottles and stationery among school children. (Rs.38000.00 worth of good quality water bottles donated by DOT Foundation and more than Rs.40000.00 worth of stationery donated by Mr. Mahipala Bandara and his friends)
- DOT supporters who helped and participated “Music Night” to generate much needed funds for the project.
The DOT Charitable Foundation has donated a photocopier machine to Sumedha Vidyalya, Kosgama. The school is situated in Avissawella district. There are 1050 students enrolled in this school and most of the children are from low-income families.
The school desperately needed a photocopier machine since teachers have to give copies of textbook extracts, study notes etc. to remote learning students during the COVID 19 lockdown. The cost of the machine is Rs 135,000.00. It was handed over to the principal Prasadini Daluwaththe Liyanage on 25.10.21.
The principal has extended her gratitude towards the DOT Foundation and its members for this invaluable donation.
Chamuditha is a year 7 student at Thisamaharama Maha Vidyalaya, Thisamaharama. He has a disability, and as a result he is unable stand or walk.
Chamuditha is highly engaged in his studies and music. His parents couldn’t afford to buy a Keyboard to improve his music talents. One of our friends kindly donated a brand-new Keyboard to him. Chamuditha is very happy and grateful of the support.
Thank you for everyone who supported him.
2019 – JAYAWARDENA PRIMARY SCHOOL KOTTUKACHCHIYA, PUTTALAM
2019 – Jayawardena Primary School Kottukachchiya, Puttalam. Stationery kit donation to 136 primary school children.
The DOT Charitable Foundation has donated AUD 1,266.00 worth of school bags with stationery to Jayawardena primary school Kottukachchiya, Puttalam on 26th of November.
The children and the parents were very happy to receive them. The principal of the school mentioned that most of the parents in the area are unable to afford the school stationery required for the new year. We have provided all the stationery as requested by the school for the entire school from Grades 1 to 5.
The DOT Foundation has donated an Electric Scooter for the disabled to Harshani Deepika Wijesinghe, a student of Nawagaththegama Rathnapala Vidyalaya, Mahauswewa.
Harshani is from a less privileged family in a village at Navagaththegama, Anuradhapura and her father is a carpenter. Her father was disabled due to an industrial accident. Harshani has inborn disabled legs and hands. She can never walk alone. Her father has to hold her to go to the school. She required a self-operated electric scooter to be independent. Her family was unable to afford it.
Based on a request from Help Hand Sri Lanka organisation, The DOT Charitable Foundation decided to help Harshani. The cost of the scooter is LKR 149,000.00 and supplied by The Solid Scooters, Negombo.
On 21st April 2018 Harshani and her family came all the way from Anurudhapura to Negombo, to collect the scooter. Harshani will come to the school in her new electric scooter in the next school term. It will help her to further advance her education, and fulfil her dream of university entrance.
On behalf of The DOT Charitable Foundation, Ruvini Saparamadhu handed over the scooter to Harshani today. We have to say big thank you to Ruvini since whole day she was in the shop and make sure it was adjusted and tested to Harshani’s requirements. Also thank you to Srimal Jayathilaka and Sumedha Malthota of Help Hand Sri Lanka for coordinating this donation.
Donated $3,145.00 to Chamil Sadanuwan for his medical expenses. Chamil Sadanuwan is 25 years old and suffering from kidney failure. He lives in Bopagoda, Akuressa. Chamil’s father also died prematurely from kidney failure.
Project coordinated by Dr Priyanka Bandara.