This is a project under COTC for the girls in Karuna Nilayam Home. These girls were displaced during the civil war and the building was badly damaged. CandleAid sponsored fifty beds and fifty mattresses for the girls in Karuna Nilayam Home.
Anjali Aham, a Psychological Counseling Center serves people mainly children of families affected by the 30 year civil war in Sri Lanka and the Tsunami that devastated the country in 2004. CandleAid managed to get the Lanka Lions of Dubai to sponsor the salaries of the 18 teachers who worked there.
CandleAid completely renovated and refurbished Ward No. 14, the female surgical ward at Maharagama Cancer Hospital. It was formally opened in February 2000. Since then, our coordinators have been making regular and periodic visits to the ward to ascertain the needs of the ward and its patients.
From Jaffna to Batticoloa, CandleAid has opened a total of 38 libraries in schools and community centres. These are done in areas such as Vadukoddai, Karaveddy, Kaithadi, Thiriyai etc.
In the aftermath of flooding in the eastern region of Sri Lanka, many people were deprived of clean drinking water due to the severe contamination of wells in the area. CandleAid, through a generous donation made by the Lanka Lions of Dubai, was able to fund the cleaning of 597 wells in the districts of Ampara and Batticaloa.
During the civil war, CandleAid conducted the “Lifeline Project” to assist survivors of violence. It was designed to help those devastated by random violence to regain and rebuild their lives.
CandleAid organised a small donation for Palutawa Primary School.
CandleAid distributed school books and stationery to the 451 children of the above estate school.
Helen Sampson, a CandleAid supporter in Singapore, facilitated her children’s school to collect money for a project in Sri Lanka. Their donation was utilized to help a preschool in Urubokka catering to children from low income families.
CandleAid and its generous donors contributed the money and the roofing sheets were purchased and given to the school where they have been used in the construction of the required classroom.
Last Christmas, CandleAid Lanka did something very special for the families in our Food Programme. CandleAid initiated a new project to give to the underprivileged during Christmas. We reached out to sponsors and donors, asking them to donate to underprivileged families.
This is a landmark project undertaken by CandleAid where a village named Indigaswewa, located about 15km away from the famous Sigiriya Rock castle, was taken on for upliftment and adoption.
When Tsunami struck Sri Lanka in 2004, CandleAid (knows as AFLAC International at that time) did what it could. We moved into over-drive, collected funds, planned and executed projects in double quick time.
This was established after Sri Lanka was hit during the 2004 Tsunami. The aim is to teach underprivileged children to swim.
CandleAid’s Secret Santa Project, carried out for the third year in succession seeks to lessen the burdens of at least a few families.
CandleAid Lanka commenced working with SJS in 2005 when it opened a library at the school. CandleAid has been working with SJS since.
This project done by CandleAid was aimed to put a smile on orphans in Karuna Nilayam, Kilinochchi respectively.
This programme aimed to help prepare fresh graduates from university for their first career.