Lisa’s half Marathon for fund raising

Lisa Thevarajah, my Daughter-in-Law (the one in the middle) recently completed the Bath Half Marathon.

Lisa Austin runs bath half marathon for Sri Lankan orphanage appealShe was sponsored to raise money for the Widows Empowerment Project. She managed to raise £165, this money has already been sent to Sri Lanka where it will be used to buy two sewing machines . This would help to sustain two families by enabling them to earn a living.

A big thanks & well done to Lisa.
9th August 2009

Funds raised by Lisa Austin for Sewing Machine for the Widows Empowerment Project

Two families have now been given sewing machines.


Latest from Sri Lanka June 2009

Photographs of the children in the Nutritional Feeding Centre we support

Orphans from Sri Lanka Orphans at Nutrional Center Orphans at Nutritional Feeding Center in Batticoloa

Latest email received from Rev. Jeyanesan
From: Rev.Dr. S. Jeyanesan Sent: 24 June 2009 12:33 To: ‘Trevor Thevarajah’ Subject: RE: IDPs My Dearest Trevor, Greetings from St. Johns Center, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Thank you for your mail. We are really happy that you have recovered from your operation and back in action. We thank God for same. Herewith I give you some updates of our relief activities and Kiran NFC.

Kiran NFC :
At present there are 36 Children in the Nutritional Feeding Center. Two teachers and a cook are looking after the children. Children who are under the age of 5 years are fed with nutritious food along with play and education. As you are aware most of our Children are from war affected and very poor families, so they all were under- nourished.

After they have joined our NFC they are healthy and very active. Our medical team visits them twice a month and assesses their health condition and provide needed medicines and vitamins. By leaving the Children in the NFC the mothers get some free time to do some work and earn money to look after their families. We thank you and all who supports to these poor families and their Children. Few pictures of the NFC is attached for your information.

Other Relief Work:
We are happy that the war is over. But the tragedies of the IDPs are continuing. We are very busy with the relief activities to the IDPs. For the last 3 weeks we have been moving to Vavunia and Batticaloa to obtain permission to send our medical team to work in Manik farm camp in Zone 4 where there is no any assistance provided to IDPs.

We have obtained permission from the GA and the camp in-charge authorities for our medical team to conduct clinic for Children and pregnant mothers. This decision was taken after our team visited the camp and analyzed the needs.

On the 18th we have transported a lorry load of medicines, clothes and dresses to the IDPs. 3200 packs of Clothes and dresses were distributed on the same day to the IDPs.

Our Trauma counseling unit and the medical team will work jointly in the camps and provide assistance. Rev. Anukoolan and the other pastors who were in the camp have directly experienced the suffering of the IDPs so they are working tirelessly in the IDP camps in providing assistance to the suffering and needy. Thank you for all your prayers and guidance to continue our work. May God bless you and all the members of Shrewsbury Lions Club for their support and assistance.

Thanks With kind regards

Rev. Dr. S. Jeyanesan
Chairman/ Director Project