•• 3000 shoeboxes of educational aid sent to school children in Moratuwa, Panadura, Hambantota, Tissamaharama and Matara enabling them to get back to school – January 2005 and January 2006

• 250 food rations distributed to rural children in Hambantota February 2005

• 1 Ton of Rice from the UK distributed to rural poor in Hambantota March 2005

• Medicines, Food, Milk powder and feeding bottles to 100 orphans distributed in Moratuwa February 2005

• Clothing, blankets, sheets, water purification tablets, tinned foods, packet foods and dried foods donated by people of Sutton Surrey distributed island wide January 2005

• Letters, cards, pictures and toys distributed to 1500 children in Sri Lanka January 2005

• 500 pencils and pens distributed to children in Emergency Refugee Camps in Moratuwa and Batticaloa May 2005

• Sponsorship and supply of English Teacher for 1 year at school in Batticaloa May 2005

• Field Visit by Trustee from Helplanka Moratuwa February 2005

• Field visits and inspections by Help Lanka Coordinators and Interfaith Advisors January 2005, February 2005, March 2005 May 2005

• Field Visit by Helplanka Chief Executive May 2005


   
     
 

• 6 volunteers from the UK worked for 2 weeks at Helplanka project in Moratuwa July 2005

• Helplanka provided and distributed new desks, chairs and blackboards for preschool in Hambantota May 2005

• Sponsorship of 2 after school centres in Moratuwa May 2005

• Distribution of feeding bottles and baby requisites to orphans in Galle March 2005

• Provided funding for netball kits and equipment to a school in Matara May 2005

• Provided and distributed urgent food hampers to 100 rural children in Panadura March 2005

• Provided and arranged distribution of vacuum flasks, torches, feeding bottles, toothbrushes , toothpaste & soap for 100 children in Emergency Camp in Batticaloa

• Provided funding to provide food and accommodation for 40 orphans in Matara March 2005

• Field Visit and workshop by Bereavement counsellors in Moratuwa August 2005

• Sponsorship of Tangalle School trip for 100 September 2005

• Aid and medical supplies sent to Medical Mission in Colombo for distribution January 2005

• 10 boxes of toys and specialist equipment distributed to projects in Moratuwa and Galle February 2005

• First Aid Boxes and medicines given to all projects Sept 2005

• Tools, hardware, buckets, wheelbarrows and essential items distributed to Panadura schools Sept 2005

• Sinhala English Dictionaries distributed to Kalutara School Sept 2005

• Food and essential provisions distributed to Orphanage run by Sisters of Charity Moratuwa Sept 2005

• Framed posters given to 3 projects Sept 2005

• Cakes sweets and small toys distributed to projects

• A musical concert provided to Sarvodaya Montesoori pre school children Hambantota Sept 2205

• Funding given and plans approved by Adopt Sri Lanka to build a Montessori school in Hambantota which Helplanka will furnish and supply.

• 100 Tsunami affected children given bank accounts and registered with the NCPA Sept 2005

• Helplanka’s second Field Visit sponsored by Claro Training Sept 2005

• Further cash donation for Social work projects given Sept 2005

• Third container of books, toys and 1000 shoe boxes sent for Xmas 2005

• 10 computers and printers sent to Sri Lanka November 2005

• 21 schools on Helplanka Schools Twinning Programme

• Presentations to 6 schools about Helplanka

• Tsunami Art Exhibition to raise money in Sutton December 2005

• Sri Lankan Market to raise funds in Sutton December 2005

• Interfaith Memorial Service with 500 attendees held in Moratuwa Dec 26th 2005

• House Of Commons Reception for 75 people November 15th 2005

• 3 additional Trustees appointed to Helplanka

• Paul Burstow MP additional Patron November 2005

• Sports teacher sent to Sri Lanka as a volunteer Jan 2006

• 3rd Field visit to Sri Lanka Dec – Jan 2006

• Rugby Coaching and distribution of sports equipment to Panadura January 2006

• Donation and help given to Vision Lanka Weligama

• All Doctors and psychologists from UK Sri Lanka Trauma Group join Helplanka on advisory Committee December 2005

• Distribution of further educational equipment to all projects January 2006

• Donations to 3 new schools in Sri Lanka January 2006 to pay for security guard, new playgrounds, toilets, library books, new sports equipment, stationery and staff training

• 4th Field visit to Sri Lanka March 2006

• Purchase & distribution of swings, slides and playground equipment to schools in Tissamaharama March 2006

• Harriet House Pre School Nursery built for 70 children in Siribopura Hambantota – March 2006

• Books, stationery, furniture and blackboard purchased for Nirosha School Rathgama – March 2006

• Books, stationery and toys purchased for Kirinda School March 2006

• Books and Stationery purchased and distributed for Osuwinna School Tissamaharama March 2006

• New Fishing boat engine and nets purchased and delivered to a fisherman in Matara March 2006

• 2 Large boxes of stationery shipped from UK School to Twin school in Tissamaharama March 2006

• Donation to SHILPA from sales of Calendars March 2006

• Roof repairs for Children’s Centre in Moratuwa undertaken and sponsored March 2006

• Donations and project plans for Moratuwa schools twinning programme March 2006

• Helplanka Coordinators and partners attend Trauma Counselling Workshops organised by Partner Charity UKSLTG April/May/ June 2006

• Funding for building 10 Houses for Tsunami Families in Moratuwa/ Kalutara area March 2006

• Volunteer Programme organised and researched for July 2006

• Teardrop Relief Playbus to support Helplanka’s projects on South Coast July 2006

- 5th Field visit to Sri Lanka by Helplanka Chief Executive July 2006

- 28 6th Form students from Richard Huish College teach English and Sports to 3 schools in Rathgama near Galle

-Helplanka visits and supports Barnsooriya Boys Home Hikkaduwa providing play therapy and equipment

-Anula Devi School Galle twinned with Farlington School Horsham and Internet and computers are provided

- Harriet House Hambantota opened and equipment and furniture supplied by Helplanka July 2006

- School principal meetings and project plans underway in Tissamaharama and Moratuwa with donation funding given for educational assistance for 12 schools

-Helplanka organises Conference for NGOs and charities in Galle attended by Southern Provincial Governor

- Photocopier machines, sports equipment and books donated by Richard Huish College and Helplanka to Rathgama Schools

- Helplanka organises 12 IT Scholarships for Tsunami affected children through IDM.

- School bags and books and toys donated to schools in Tissamaharama and Kirinda area

- Coordinator and Teaching Staff training and motivation day sponsored by Helplanka

- Repairs and washroom built at Rathgama School

- Shipment of toys and books for Galle Schools sponsored by Farlington School and distributed by Helplanka

- First aid boxes and medicines donated to 5 schools

- 2 6th form volunteers from Faringdon teach English for 6 weeks in Hikkaduwa area

- Helplanka sponsors field environment day for Tangalle school, Teachers and parents to Uda Walawe National Park

- Helplanka arranges meeting and support from Rt Hon Susil Premajayantha Education Minister Sri Lanka

- 6 computers and printers shipped to Sri Lanka donated by St Cuthbert’s School Egham Surrey

- Educational books, Curriculum aids, Teaching equipment donated and researched by UK schools sent to Sri Lanka and used by Volunteers

- Name signs and playground equipment purchased and distributed

- Rachel Green spent 3 weeks teaching English and Dance to children in Moratuwa including handicapped children and orphans Sept 2006

- New furniture provided to 3 schools

- Emergency assistance to children’s day centre in Kahawe Hikkaduwa by Helplanka volunteers

- Computers and training provided to coordinators

- Abigail Anderson to research Helplanka’s projects and assess effectiveness over 10 months commencing Oct 2006

6th Field visit to Sri Lanka December 2006


- Educational trip for 40 children to Dehiwela Zoo from Rathgama sponsored

- Books videos and toys donated to Barnasooriya Boys Home Hikkaduwa

- New School twinning project set up with Ranapandeniya Vidyalaya Rathgama and Melbourn Primary School Royston donation given, compures and printers and books.

- Teaching sessions at new Twin schools

- Pens, pencils, books and clothes and shoes given to school children in Rathgama

- VCR machine donated to Barnasooriya Boys Home Hikkaduwa

- Volunteer placement for 1 month arranged for January 2007

- New facilities for volunteers including new bathroom and bedroom completed

- New classroom facilities at Nirosha School completed

- Donation for books and equipment for Kirinda Pre School Kirinda

- Drama Workshops arranged in Galle and Hambantota for Feb / March 2007

- Training session for Helplanka Coordinators arranged Dec 2006 and attended.

- Donations for 4 Moratuwa schools and project plans completed

- Induction and training for volunteers completed

- Donations for feeding 20 children from a Tsunami camp in Egoda Uyana for 1 year agreed and paid

- Visits to Non Tsunami areas and projects agreed

- Foundation for building 10 houses funding agreed and project to commence March 2007

- Musical concert to raise money for mobile library agreed and funds available

- 1000 books donated by Sutton Library to be shipped for the Helplanka Mobile library

- 2 OHP projectors supplied and distributed to schools in Galle

- IT scholarships commence Kalutara, Ambalantota, Galle, Matara

- Support for training for Matara based social workers

- Pen friend schemes and curriculum projects commence South coast schools


- First aid boxes and notice boards and medicines provided for 3 schools March 2007

- Donations from UK twin schools given March 2007

- Repairs and building at 6 schools in Moratuwa March 2007

- Project plans approved for Batticaloa area schools March 2007

- Partnership with MD Gunasenas and Sri Lankan Airlines agreed for mobile library March 2007

- School trip organised and sponsored to Galle Feb 2007

- Staff training implemented and field trip organised March 2007

- 11 houses to be constructed in Ahangama foundations laid March 2007

- Sponsorship of printing of brochure for Devapthiraja College Rathgama Fund raising carnival March 2007

- Purchase and refit of vehicle for Mobile Library April – June 2007

- 4000 books and toys, equipment and musical instruments sent to Sri Lanka for mobile library May 2007

- The Art of Peace Programme launched June 2007 in conjunction with Cities of Peace and EFIAF USA

- 18 Volunteers from Richard Huish College to visit and assist Helplanka projects in Sri Lanka July 2007

- New photocopiers to be supplied to 2 schools

- Books to be supplied to Batticaloa schools

- Book voucher deal to be signed with MD Gunasena to provide books at all Helplanka schools.

- Staff training and appraisals to take place in July 2007

- Trustees field visit and audit to take place in July 2007

- 12 Houses in Ahangama to be handed over July 22 2007 and provision s for 12 families to be given

- Computers to be distributed to selected schools July 2007

- Interfaith ceremony to launch Theresa Library July 2007

- Helplanka patrons Bathiya and Santhush to visit Helplanka projects in July

- 3 new Trustees for Helplanka appointed in the UK May 2007

- Project proposals for 6 new schools underway

- Helplanka fundraising event Lankan Lounge 30 June 2007

- New partnership with the Dove Group for on line donations set up June 2007

- Peace event planned for Sept 2007

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