News & Blog

Co-operation with Partin

12 maart 2018

Partin is the interest organization for the joint private initiative. Partin gives the collective of small charities a voice in the discussions about development cooperation and represents the interests of the group. The motto "together we can do more, together we do more" forms the basis for all activities developed by Partin.
This way things are made possible that a separate private initiative could not achieve, such as agreements in the sector on reducing the administrative burden of small charities with ANBI registration, collective grant applications and organizing cooperation. Click here for more info about Partin.

Medi-Aid donates mosquito nets to the Welcome village

12 maart 2018

Medi-Aid has donated 40 mosquito nets to the Welcome village in Badalgama. Therefore the bedridden residents no longer have to sleep between the mosquitoes and the flies and they can enjoy an undisturbed night's sleep and greatly reduce the chance of denque.

Time for change

18 april 2017

Leo is leaving the board, he will remain committed to Medi-Aid as an ambassador and stay involved in our beautiful foundation. Many thanks from us to Leo for all the wonderful things he has done for Medi-Aid. The vacant position on the board will be filled by Edger Hamer. Edger, a big welcome on behalf of everyone at Medi-Aid Holland and Sri Lanka. We wish you lots of luck.

Financial support for survivors of boat tragedy Beruwala

28 March 2017

Medi-Aid has donated a sum to the Catholic Church in Beruwala for the survivors of the boat disaster last February. No less than 11 people were killed here, including the parents of a 15 month old little boy. The church will take care of the survivors. Click here for a complete overview.

Almost ready...

19 januari 2017

The construction of the Elderly home of Bishop Gomis is almost completed. In fact they are already busy with the facilities. The beds, bedside tables and other furniture donated by Medi-Aid is removed from storage, cleaned and is currently being put back together. Click here for a complete overview of our last visit.

Visiting the Elderly home in Jaffna

14 december 2016

Some time ago with support of the Lions Vinkeveen and private donations Medi-Aid was able to provide this nursing home in Jaffna with beds, linens, mattresses, pillows and mosquito nets. At our annual visit all was still well maintained. Click here for the overview of our visit.

Glasses glasses glasses

10 december 2016

With great thanks to Lions Vinkeveen, Medi-Aid could hand as many as 30 glasses to Wimal, the chairman of our Sri Lankan board. He's going to make sure the glasses arrive to people who genuinely need them

Projects of Havonos

05 december 2016

At the request of Havonos Medi-Aid visited a couple of their amazing projects in the north of Sri Lanka, where they work together with the OMI priests. An overview of the projects visited by us can be found here.

Brand new plaster saw for Ayurveda doctor

02 december 2016

No less than 10 years ago, Medi-Aid donated a electric plaster saw to this Ayurvedic doctor. After all these years of intense use the saw had to be replaced. The doctor was very happy with the donation of a new saw.

Visiting the Elderly Home of Bishop Gomis

01 december 2016

Last Thursday Medi-Aid could finally visit the Elderly Home of former Archbishop Gomis which is under construction since 2014. We are proud to announce that the construction is almost finished. Within the next several months the bishop will expect the first residents and in a short time the house will be equipped with hospital beds and furniture donated by Medi-Aid. Also see the beautiful pictures we made of this wonderful project.

Visit to St Thomas' Catholic International College

24 november 2016

Again, we were able to visit the beautiful school of Father Kennedy Perera in Seeduwa. Martin was given a big bag full of pens, balloons and whistles by Hans Brongers and Gé Verkerk from Kempenaar garage that he gave to Father Kennedy. He was so pleased with it. Hans and Gé thank you very much for this donation, also on behalf of Father Kennedy and the kids!

Grand opening office Jo Wouters

12 november 2016

Last Saturday I had the great honor to be present at the opening of the office and restaurant of Jo Wouters’ foundation. They are making a great effort to support the poor and (visual) disabled Sri Lankans in the south of the country. In this beautiful building poor and disabled people can come and eat, chat, read a book or get a cup of tea. Jo and his people have done a lot of work and the result is amazing. Jo you can be really proud. For sure we are!! If you want to know more about Jo and his foundation please check "steun ons steunen"

Cake! 10 year anniversary Medi-Aid house

01 november 2016

Last month it was the 10th year anniversary of our beautiful Medi-Aid house. A milestone and reason enough to bring cake and celebrate with our residents. A full report of my visit to the house can be found here.

Medi Aid starts with a volunteer for 1 year!!

04 oktober 2016

Last week Myrna Kranendonk left for Sri Lanka. Together with the Board of Medi Aid Holland and the Sri Lankan Board we developed an number of assignments concerning:

1) Extending the Medi Aid House to 32 inhabitants
2) Collaboration with 2 Foundations in Sri Lanka
3) Developing educational programs in Nursing elderly Care on demand
4) Collaboration with St.Thomas International School concerning developing education disabled children.
5) Realizing a plan for the 4 assignments

The Dutch Board wishes her a lot of succes in realizing the assignments!!

In loving memory of Mr. Wim Pel

26 februari 2016

Last Sunday our well respected board member, a great friend and father passed away. We will always remember him as a great person with the respect for life and all who were around him. We wish his wife Gisela and the other family members all the strength to cope with this loss. We will never forget him.!! RIP

In loving memory of Mr. Lloyd Perera

03 januari 2015

Just a few minutes ago we had a sad message, Our Sri Lankan chairman Lloyd Perera has passed away. Lloyd was one of the founders of Medi Aid in Sri Lanka and accomplished all the things we were not able to do. He also realized the Medi Aid
house. We will miss his humor, laughs and human qualities. He will be remembered as a man with a great personality and a big commitment with the needy We wish Primrose, his children and Grandchildren strength and courage in the days to come.