Mar 16, 2021

Your donations make such a difference!

Anula and Nadeeka
Anula and Nadeeka

Thank you for your donations which are supporting our running costs in 2021! 

All branches of Prithipura Communities remain closed to visitors and our food and supplies continue to be delivered. COVID-19 remains a risk all over Sri Lanka as with most of the world but we are pleased that a vaccination programme has now started in Sri Lanka and hope that we will have access to this soon.

In the meantime, we continue with our activities at the Infants Home, our school and our 2 farms.

Children and young people at the Infants Home are enjoying online speech and language therapy as our therapist is not able to visit at the moment.  With support from Priyanka, our early years teacher, those participating are enjoying using technology new to them to access this. 

The farms continue to develop their agricultural activities. The growing of aloe vera, a new initiative at Anandapura Farm, has been particularly successful.  A multitude of vegetables continues to be produced at Asokapura Farm including tomatoes, different varieties of beans, radishes, chillies, pumpkin, aubergine, pineapple and lemongrass!

50 children at Cotagala School remained on-site throughout the pandemic whilst others who have links with their families stayed with them.  Since January, all the students have returned and school activities are back to usual. 

Since the launch of our campaign to raise funds for 2021 in December 2020, we have raised $11,500 via the GlobalGiving platform.

What does this fund?

  • Nearly 50 days of meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as morning and afternoon tea – for 100 children and adults with disabilities living at the Infants Home OR
  • The basic annual salaries of 10 members of our staff team – carers, teachers and farm workers OR
  • 70% of monthly food costs for 240 children and adults with disabilities living across our 4 locations OR
  • Over 7 months of breakfast for 120 children and adults with disabilities living at Cotagala School and Asokapura Farm.

Special thanks to our 16 monthly donors whose support will continue to sustain us throughout 2021.  You can find out more about setting up a monthly donation here:

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Thank you again for your support – we hope you are all keeping safe and well - here’s to better times ahead!

Geethani at Cotagala School
Geethani at Cotagala School
Watering the vegetable plots - Asokapura Farm
Watering the vegetable plots - Asokapura Farm
Morning activities at Anandapura Farm
Morning activities at Anandapura Farm
Online speech therapy at the Infants Home
Online speech therapy at the Infants Home

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Nov 27, 2020

Your support means so much to us!

2020 has been a challenging year for us all but your support has quite literally kept us going! Your contribution has helped us cover our costs for this year and we are so grateful for all your help.

Current cases of COVID-19 are rising again in Sri Lanka. Local lockdowns are in place to try and curb the spread and all branches of Prithipura Communities remain on lockdown to protect the vulnerable. Our usual sources of funding increased for a while but not to their usual levels and with restricted movement again in Sri Lanka, we have again seen a decrease.

All the children and adults with disabilities that live with us remain safe and well and we continue to do all we can to protect them but also ensure growth and development with stimulating activities.

With the current resurgences of COVID-19 all over the world, including in Sri Lanka, we are planning for a challenging year in 2021. As a result, we are re- launching our COVID-19 appeal in order to raise funds to cover costs for 2021.

The project launches on Tuesday 1st December – GIVING TUESDAY. Thanks to GlobalGiving’s #MoveAMillion incentive fund, the more you give on this day, the larger share we win out of $1 million USD in bonus funds.

Find out more

If you have set up a monthly donation, you don’t have to do anything. Your donation will automatically transfer to our 2021 project.

Thank you again for all your support – stay safe and stay well!

Nov 27, 2020

Your support means so much to us!

As we come to the end of the year, we would like to thank again all those who have supported us with this project in 2020. Your one-off and regular donations mean that the youngest who live with us receive the support they need in order to develop to their full potential.

We’re re-launching our fundraising campaign to support us in 2021. The funds raised from our new project will support our care and other essential costs in 2021 for the 240 children and adults with disabilities that live at Prithipura Communities.

Find out more

The project launches on Tuesday 1st December – GIVING TUESDAY. Thanks to GlobalGiving’s #MoveAMillion incentive fund, the more you give on this day, the larger share we win out of $1 million USD in bonus funds.

If you have set up a recurring donation, you don’t have to do anything. Your donation will automatically transfer to our 2021 project.

Thank you again for all your support – stay safe and stay well!

 
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