NPC continues to support communities affected by Covid-19 with financial aid from the Canadian Government through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Misereor and the European Union (EU). Through these efforts 3,516 low income families, 5,620 persons including persons with disabilities and special needs residing in orphanages and old people’s homes and 440 families from marginalised community groups  including persons with disabilities and members of female-headed households have been supported up to April 30, 2020. These distributions are valued at Rs. 11,668,411. 

Friday, 08 May 2020 07:14

Relief Packs Supplied to Orphanages in Badulla

With funds given to NPC from the Canadian government through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CLFI), Badulla DIRC donated Rs. 87,000 worth of dry food rations to three orphanages, working closely with the Badulla District Secretariat’s office to locate the orphanages that were struggling since the curfew was imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The Leo Marga Ashram is home to 26 children who go to school around the Bandarawela area. Mrs. R. Devaki, a member of the Badulla DIRC said, “I brought the attention of the DIRC to the children living in the estate sector because they are suffering greatly and are in great need of relief.”

The Louis Marie Orphanage is homes to 31 boys and girls. Manager of the orphanage, Brother V. Annamalai, said, “This donation came at a good time because we had a scarcity of food.”