Free doctor consultations were organised in Alvai by the Velummayilum Foundation as part of the Kingsley charity’s mission to raise health standards and reduce rates of chronic disease in the north of Sri Lanka. More than 60 local people attended the medical clinic, some being referred to hospital for follow-up care. As part of the initiative, nutritious food parcels were handed out.
More than 60 patients aged 50 and over benefited from a Velummayilum Foundation-funded medical clinic staffed by doctors from Base Hospital. A further 45 people had eye tests carried out by staff from Dr.Chandrakumar Jaffna NRS Hospital.
Velummayilum Foundation-funded work on a play area at Vada Hindu Primary School has been completed and handed over for use by the children.
Civil Engineering student P Kamalraj, who passed his A levels to secure a place at the Advanced Technologies Institute, has been awarded a laptop by the foundation.
Further foundation support for the Base Hospital and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) offices in Point Pedro was approved at a meeting with local health officials Dr S. Kamalanathan, Dr Pirunthika and Dr Senthooran.
Daya and Sumi agreed to fund the cost of further hospital maintenance and to support the MOH offices with a new colour printer and printing materials as well as meeting the cost of printing clinic cards.
The hospital agreed to stage drop-in clinics and health screening for pensioners on behalf of the foundation; it was also agreed at the meeting to organise counselling for stressed students and to fund mental health support.
Further support for the Methodist Girls' High School was agreed at a meeting between Daya and Sumi and principal Mrs. Balarani.
The foundation is to provide the school with a new photocopier and colour printer and provide funding for seminars and GCSE O and A-level exams.
Great 2 meet up again Mr Iruthayarajah, founder RAJARANI ELDERS HOME, Point Pedro, SL. We admire your continuous selfless act of kindness; your tireless work remains our inspiration. Congratulations.
Daya celebrated his birthday by laying on parties at the Ladani Children’s Home and Paramanantha Children’s & Elders’ Home and offering refreshments to Foundation students.
The Rev Richard praised support provided by the foundation to schools and the community as well as the church.
During a meeting with him, Daya and Sumi agreed to provide funding for Batick printing, tailoring training at Alvai, after-school GCSE O-level classes at Katkovalam and English classes at Point Pedro Methodist Church.
Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan presented Samsung Galaxy tablets to reward the academic achievements of 11 students. Two students achieved three A grades in their commercial stream GCSE A-levels while another student achieved nine A grades in her GCSE O-levels. The other tablet recipients were the highest GCSE O-level achievers at Hartley College, Methodist Girls' High School and Vada Hindu School .
Daya and Sumi presented bikes to 10 students from schools in Point Pedro to help them get to classes more easily. The students were chosen to reward their good behaviour and hard work and to support youngsters from families facing financial challenges.
Fourteen school leavers supported to study ICT by the Lotus Foundation were presented with Microsoft Office Application Expert certificates on 4th Feb; among them were students waiting to begin university studies.
At a meeting with Hartley College principal Mr Kalaiselvan, Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan agreed to continue foundation support for the maintenance of boarding accommodation and printing of materials for GCE O and A-level exams.
Mr. Krishnakumar, principal of Nelliady Central College, welcomed the continued support of the Lotus Foundation during a meeting with Daya and Sumi. It was agreed to support a number of schemes, including organic farming, technical skill development, the launch of an entrepreneurs club and Scout camps.