Oct 11, 2021

Thank you and an Update

Dear Donor,

Our challenge continues with the Covid-19 situation.

Tarana Foundation started on this project to support rural pre-schools in 2019. Initially, it was decided to cover all 65 pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya over a period of 2-4 years, as a pilot project.

We supported 26 rural pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya in January 2020. A pack of educational and communication material worth Rs. 25,000/- was distributed to each pre-school to help simulate motor and language skills.

During January 2021, we covered another 10 pre-schools with the same pack of items, as the feedback for our packs distributed in early 2020, was overwhelming. 

As of now, we have covered 35 rural pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya. We wish to support the balance of 30 pre-schools if possible in early 2022. 

From the donations we receive on GlobalGiving, we will support the balance of rural pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya, in January 2022.

We thank all the donors who have contributed towards this project, as you have supported in providing a rounded early childhood education to these rural kids. Your continued support till the project is fully funded will help us to complete our objective of supporting all pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya.

May you and your families be blessed abundantly, and may all your noble aspirations be fulfilled.

Best Regards

Suranjani Wickremeratne

Aug 9, 2021

Placed the order to purchase orthopedic equipment to the value of LKR 4.5 million

Dear Donor,

In these challenging times, we are all navigating through uncertainty for ourselves, our loved ones and our community. We hope you are staying healthy and safe.

More than ever, we are committed to delivering hope and joy to those children with orthopedic disabilities and deformities. In light of current medical and public concerns, we want to update you on the steps we’re taken on this project - Restore Hope.... When you help, they heal.

In April 2021, we called for bids to purchase orthopedic equipment to the value of LKR 4.5 million (Value of USD 22,500 approx. as per current exchange rate) from the donations we've received thus far. We selected a supplier and awarded the contract.

Although, we were to receive the medical equipment in July 2021, due to a shipment delay as a result of the current condition, we are yet waiting for it. The supplier is also unable to let us know the definite time in which they can let us have it.

Once we receive the medical equipment, we will donate it to the Children's Hospital in Colombo and will keep you informed of it. 

With regard to raising funds for the balance equipment required, our project is live on GlobalGiving and we are collecting funds. We wish to focus on the following two campaigns run by GlobalGiving during 2021 to raise funds, and they are

1) Little by Little Campaign in September 2021 and

2) Giving Tuesday Campaign in December 2021

Appreciate any support you could provide by way of spreading the word to any probable donor, who could give us a donation to help achieve our target.

Thank you and much merit to you again. May you and your family be blessed abundantly, and may all your noble aspirations be fulfilled. 

Take care and stay safe !

Best Regards

Suranjani Wickremeratne

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Jun 11, 2021

Rural Pre-School Distribution in January 2021

Dear Donors,

We hope that you and your family members are safe and well. 

The pandemic has hit Sri Lanka very badly these days, and the whole country has travel restrictions and only essential services are functioning.

Our schools including pre-schools were closed in April 2021 due to the situation, and yet to commence afterwards.

With regard to the rural pre-schools, we were able to donate a pack of required pre-school items such as puzzles, play items, building blocks, colouring pencils, coloured sand, pastels, boards, charts on words / letters / colours / vehicles / fruits / vegetables, musical instruments, etc., (worth Rs. 25,000/- each) to 10 rural Pre-Schools in Dehiattakandiya, an area in the Eastern Province in Sri Lanka, in February 2021. With this donation we have covered 35 rural pre-schools out of a total of 65 pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya. We commenced it as a pilot project in January 2020.

We hope to complete donating pre-school packs to the balance pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya in 2022, as the feedback from the pre-school teachers and parents of those pre-schools which received our donation, have been very encouraging. We have recognised the deficiencies that these pre-schools have been facing for such a long period of time, to help develop communications skills and simulate motor & language skills and also cognitive competencies of the pre-school children, due to the inability to obtain the material required to develop such skills. 

Please find sent herewith the photographs of a pre-school to which we made the donation, taken when we visited Dehiattakandiya in February 2021.

We thank you profusely for your generosity and helping us to support these rural pre-schools which have been in dire need of these material to help develop their children. As mentioned before, these pre-schools are not supported by the Government, to the extent the Primary and Collegiate Schools are supported in our country, and need to find funding on their own, to meet their basic requirement. 

We firmly believe and work with the ethos, that effective early child education for economically disadvantaged children can compensate for the deficiencies they face in their home environment and ultimately help reach better educational standards. By reaching the required educational standards, will eventually help them break the inter-generational cycle of poverty, in the long run. Your support will help reach this objective.

Thank you and much merit to you again. May you and your family be blessed abundantly, and may all your noble aspirations be fulfilled.

Take care and stay safe !

Best regards

Suranjani Wickremeratne

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