Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka

by E.A.S.E. Foundation
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Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka
Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka
Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka
Aug 13, 2021

Educating Children with disabilities during covid

Life is hard for our tribe (disabled people) everywhere since the virus came. After 6 months of being closed our school reopened on the 23rd of March only to close again on the 14th of May 2021 as the government decreed. Since in April we had the usual April holiday to celebrate the traditional Sri Lankan New Year our students have been without school for most of this year too.

Intending to prevent our students dulling their brains if they do not exercise them regularly our teachers create lessons and worksheets for the students who have smart phones.  Since most of our students have movement differences physical exercise is an important part of our school curriculum.  Our teachers give instructions on that too to the parents. When school was open parents learned how to work with their children by observing the teachers, and by discussions with my mom, Anoja and me during our brain storming sessions.  We always tried our best to have informed parents.  However, busy parents find it hard to teach their children especially if they have siblings who also need help with their school work.  Sadly, not every family has a smart phone. Still, we keep in touch through phone calls with the parents.  Those who have access to smart phones have WhatsAp chats with us too.

We are glad with the donations from GlobalGiving and others we have continued to give financial aid to the neediest families.  We give a small monthly grant as well as help with medical emergencies. Today we paid for a pair of much needed custom-made ankle foot orthotic shoes for one of our students.  Little A has outgrown his previous pair and is too tall to be carried by his mother.  The doctor tells us that these shoes will help him improve his walking skills.

The funds we get through GlobalGiving helps us continue to support our families in multiple ways.  Heartfelt thanks to all the donors who make our work possible.  Please know that your donations help the most vulnerable and marginalized people.

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Location: Battharamulla - Sri Lanka
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Anoja Rajapatirana
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