February 2011 trip achievements

This year, for the first time Aimee and her friend Louise were the first to leave for our annual trip to Sri Lanka. This meant that they would be carrying out much of the preparation work before the rest of us would arrive. They did a fantastic job, meeting the water board to start the process for the 46 water installations, organised a party for 92 children and a football tournament to name a few.

Water installed into 46 homes.

The cost of installation has risen over the last year, the average cost now being around £120 each. The local Council have also begun to lay concrete roads, where previously there were only dirt paths, the consequence of this being an additional cost of repairing the road following the laying of the water pipes, unfortunately costing an extra £80 per home.

School projects, see individual school pages for details

Work was carried out in the following schools including two new schools we found

Football Tournament

The second annual football tournament was held. It was a 2 day event and we presented 120 medals, 400 certificates and 12 trophies and was kindly sponsored by KVS Transport and the HAT Foundation, the cups being called ‘The Ken Sievewright Challenge Cups’

Children’s Party

We held a party for 92 children at the Sunil Restaurant, where they had a lovely time colouring and playing games. 92 children colouring, without a cross word or a flying crayon to be seen – truly incredible and beautiful children! They were all presented with a school rucksack containing school books, pens,water bottle and a small toy, the ruck sack emblazoned with the HAT logo on the front!