The “Jobs for Moms” project continued to produce custom made cloth bags according to the designs of our customers who purchased it to pack their merchandise. In addition, we too were able to sell many of our small grey cloth bags at the annual Charity Bazaar which is one of our major fundraising events held each year. These bags were purchased to pack the goods that were sold at the stall especially our beautiful hand painted glass bottles. We were also approached by producers who inquired if we would like to diversify with our response of “ YES” we were able to hold discussions with a supplier who currently supplies trendy necklaces made from Batik and wooden beads to renowned shops in Colombo.
During this Christmas season, we have a couple of experienced mothers who accepted orders independently from a variety of clients, in addition to the main product they are currentlysewing which are pillowcases
By Anoja Rajapatirana - Co-Founder/Co-President E.A.S.E. Foundation
Thesath loves writing practice
Educating 33 Children
We have so many beautiful stories about our student’s progress it is hard to choose just a few. Young Tissa will be 5 years old. His parents were concerned that he might not be accepted to a mainstream classroom. We are happy to announce that he has been accepted to a mainstream first grade from January 2020. According to his Mom he aced the intake interview. As a child with CP he has a few mobility issues although they too have improved. When he has to practice walking with his walker he pretends to be a car. He is a joyful mischievous five-year old with a great imagination. Our education methods seek and nurture these aspects of a child’s personality while not neglecting his/her academic skills. We are confident that he will be a leader in his new classroom.
As we believe learning should be always fun, we try to make lessons fun.
Young Thesath graduated from our program in to a mainstream classroom in a regular school now.
We address sensory issues through various exercises on balance beams, swings etc. Ravi enjoys his time on a very especial swing. Since moving their bodies in a coordinated manner is hard for all our students, we have a dance class, we call it freestyle Bollywood dancing!
Recognizing our students need fun out of school as well as rigorous academics we are planning a trip to a safe beach. In the interest of nurturing family bonding we take the siblings along too. Where all of them will be able to enjoy, sun, sea and sand as well as good food!
Grateful thanks to Global Giving and the donors who help keep our unique cutting edge program afloat. You are changing the world for the most vulnerable and marginalized children and their families. Thank you
Tissa enjoys learning about animals
Ravi enjoys time on a special swing
Sep 12, 2019
We are Expanding!
By Mellanie Silva - Assistant Project Manager
We are proud to report that the Jobs for Moms program has been growing from strength to strength. In the last few months we have expanded our monthly orders to include a thousand small jewelry bags for another NGO providing needed services.
To young women due to the expansion of the program we have been able to purchase an additional sewing machine for Janaki, one of our most promising beneficiaries. She will be able to put her entrepreneurship and commitment to good use and set up her independent sewing business and directly deal with her buyers, under E.A.S.E. supervision.
Our other caregivers are honing their skills and trying to produce neat bags to our exacting standards to fulfil the requirements of our customers. We thank all doors for their generous contribunions!