The Medi-Aid Holland Sri Lanka Foundation receives an amount of € 42,750 from the Family Help Program Foundation (FHP) for the construction of a school for children with special needs in Sri Lanka.
Chairman Martin Joziasse of the Medi-Aid Foundation: “I am incredibly grateful to chairman Fons Catau and the FHP board for this generous donation. This can be used to finance no fewer than three floors of the building. One more to go! The FHP has let its heart speak and brought us ten extra steps towards our ultimate goal, the realization of a school building where children with special needs can work towards a good future. That is something that cannot be taken for granted in Sri Lanka, but will soon be. It would be a wonderful ray of hope in these difficult times. ”
Chairman Fons Catau of the FHP: “A wonderful project. Children with special needs must be able to participate fully in society. It starts with education! ”
Father Kennedy's St. Thomas Catholic College Seeduwa offers children who cannot attend regular education due to economic or social barriers the opportunity to develop. Parents of handicapped children are also increasingly knocking on the door of the school asking for training. The St. Thomas Catholic College would like to offer this, but does not have the facilities or the space for this within the existing building. Not only do these children require special attention because of their limitations, the infrastructure must also be adapted accordingly. In order to get these children out of their isolation and to give them a dignified place in the community, it was decided to build a separate school building. The local population is extremely motivated to help with this and the parents of the children and sponsors have now also collected some of the necessary finances. The Medi-Aid Holland Sri Lanka Foundation is committed to the remainder needed to realize this unique project.
Thanks to the gift from FHP Holland, an action by Wilde Ganzen (€ 33,000) and sponsorship contributions from Wings of Support (€ 5,000 for the construction of special needs toilets) and private individuals, € 14,250 is now needed to fulfill the dream of Father Kennedy and the Medi-Aid Foundation. Holland Sri Lanka.
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Medi Aid in collaboration with Wilde Ganzen and Wings of Support supports a unique project. The construction of a school for children with special needs integrated into mainstream education. Click here for an overview of the entire project.