MEDI-AID FOUNDATION SUPPORTS SRI LANKA EDUCATION PROJECT
TOILETS FOR DISABLE PEOPLE THANKS TO DONATION
WINGS OF SUPPORT
The Medi-Aid Foundation, which works for underprivileged elderly and children (with a disability) in Sri Lanka, receives a donation of € 5.131, - from Wings of Support - a private social initiative of KLM employees - for the construction of toilets for disabled childern at the St. Thomas Catholic College at Seeduwa in Sri Lanka.
The St. Thomas Catholic College, located 15 kilometers from the airport, is an initiative of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka there and offers children who can not follow regular education because of economic or social barriers the chance to develop. Increasingly, parents of disabled children are also approaching the school with the demand for education. The St. Thomas Catholic College would like to offer this, but does not have the facilities nor the space for it within the existing building. Not only do these children need special attention due to their physical and mental limitations, the infrastructure also needs to be adapted accordingly.
Because it is both the wish of rector Fr. D.M.J. Kennedy Perera from the St. Thomas Catholic College as well as from the Medi-Aid Foundation to remove these children from their isolation and to give them a worthy place in the community, it has been decided to build a separate outbuilding. The local population is extremely motivated to help and the parents of the handicapped children and sponsors have now collected 50% of the necessary finances. It is unique in the Sri Lankan community to offer children with disabilities a day-care and education that is fully integrated with regular education. With this, the children with a disability have a greater chance of gaining independence, employment and a better perspective on their own future.
The Medi-Aid Foundation contributes to furnishing the classrooms with tables and chairs, promotes the expertise of teachers and organizes training in the field of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. Thanks to the donation from Wings of Support, the necessary invalid toilets can now also be installed. About Sichting Medi-Aid
The Medi-Aid Foundation is a small but effective and ambitious aid organization, with both a Dutch and Sri Lankan administration. Medi-Aid supports underprivileged elderly and children (with a physical and / or mental disability) in Sri Lanka who are unable to do so themselves. This support in the field of care and education is intended as a temporary impulse in material and financial terms. Temporary, because Medi-Aid arranges its support in such a way that the client is ultimately independent.
For more information: Martin Joziasse, chairman, telephone: 06-19989250.
About Wings of Support
Wings of Support is a private initiative of KLM employees. Attempts are made to help children in countries where this society is flying by facilitating education, shelter and medical assistance. With this Wings of Support wants to achieve a sustainable improvement of the quality of life of children in their own environment. Supporting the aid projects basically takes place at KLM destinations with financial support from our donors and sponsors.