Jan 12, 2021

THANK YOU AND AN UPDATE

Dear Donor,

It has been a challenging year last year, with the work we do in rural villages due to the Covid-19 situation.

Tarana Foundation, understanding the unavailability of adequate learning material in rural pre-schools required to develop a child, launched a pilot project, to support the rural pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya, a remote area situated in the Eastern Province (Ampara District), in January 2020. Our initiative helps the rural pre-schools to be equipped with the learning material required for pre-school students. We believe that early childhood education is the first stage of a holistic model that creates supportive and constructive learning for children of all ages.

In January 2020, we distributed a pack of educational and communication material to help simulate motor & language skills and also cognitive competencies of pre-school children to 25 rural pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya. Those pre-schools which received our donation benefited a lot, and the pre-school teachers were able to engage the children in various activities to enhance their skills, which would not have been possible, otherwise. The feedback was overwhelming, and a further request was received this year to continue with it for the balance pre-schools in the area. 

From the funds collected from GlobalGiving, we have purchased these educational items for 10 more pre-schools in Dehiattakandiya, and currently await the authorities response to visit and distribute them. Although the opening of pre-schools have not been scheduled as yet, we are anticipating that the pre-schools will re-open this month, after a long closure.

We thank all the donors who have contributed towards this project, and no sooner these items are distributed to the pre-schools, we will provide you a detail update with photographs of the distribution done. We will continue with providing these items from the funds collected for this project to other rural pre-schools in the island.

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

Kind Regards

Suranjani Wickremeratne 

Nov 30, 2020

Restore Hope... When you help, they heal

TARANA FOUNDATION
RESTORE HOPE...... WHEN YOU HELP, THEY HEAL
The aim is to raise funds to equip a much needed, newly built Operating Theatre in the Orthopedic Unit of a premier tertiary care children's hospital providing free operations and care. This endeavor will help children having orthopedic deformities and disorders, to correct their condition. Whilst the services are accessible to all Sri Lankan children, those who would benefit most are children from impoverished villages/areas to whom appropriate surgical care is unattainable.
Target for Phase 1 of the Project - LKR 50 million
We need your support on #GlobalGiving (GG) on #GivingTuesday campaign - on 1st of December 2020 (midnight ET to midnight ET), for our project.
There will be a $1,000,000 Incentive Fund on #GivingTuesday, distributed by #GlobalGiving to those projects participating on their platform, proportionately, based on final fundraising totals. (Eligible donations up to $2,500 per unique donor per organization)
Donations made by eligible donors in the USA can be claimed as tax deductible contributions on USA tax returns.
Donations made by eligible donors in the United Kingdom can claim Gift Aid (an extra 25% added to eligible donations by the UK Government) when they donate in GBP.
Please donate on the 1st of December 2020 (#givingtuesday2020) on #GlobalGiving
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/little-feet-help-them-walk-again/
Also, please visit our FB Page and watch our virtual musical concert streamed on 1st of December from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST
https://www.facebook.com/TaranaFoundation/
Please spread the word amongst your friends and relatives.

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Nov 2, 2020

SUPPORT OUR NEW PROJECT ON #GIVING TUESDAY - 1ST OF DECEMBER 2020

TARANA FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT LADY RIDGEWAY HOSPITAL (LRH) - ORTHOPEDIC UNIT

Estimate to equip the Operating Theatre of the Orthopedic Unit - in urgent need of LKR 22.9 million 

(Total estimate to fully equip is LKR 119.45 million)
Listen to Dr. Dimuthu Tennakoon, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Lady Ridgeway Hospital
Presentaiton on common orthopedic disorders of kids and what can be done in order to help
Sunday, 1st of November, at 8 p.m Sri Lanka Time
Join Zoom Presentation
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83385390460?pwd=MjRHUHQ1eSt5R2xqazRhZkNiS2gwUT09
Meeting ID: 833 8539 0460
Passcode: 088023
If the team at LRH is fully equipped, they will be able to help our rural kids in remote areas who are diagnosed with orthopedic deformities / disorders  
It is a challenge for the parents of these kids to raise the funds required to have these expensive procedures / operations, 
So let's help these kids to dream of a future..... by helping them to walk
 
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