February 2011 trip to Sri Lanka

Our projects, aim’s and goals for this trip are.

1/ New Playground
To build a new playground for one school sponsored by “St Helen’s Infant school Barry”.
Well done to all the children and teachers at this school who have worked very hard to raise money to make one school very very happy.

Water Installation’s
2/ Install water into at least forty homes.
This is a dream of many of the family’s we help. Water installed into a family home is a “gift for life” and passed on to future generations. If you want to pay for an installation it costs just £110 to change a family’s life forever. A plaque is then placed on the house with your name.

3/ Football competition
We are holding a football competition over two days for ages 10-15. This is a fantastic community event and brings everyone together. The chief of police and Minister for “sport”  and “Education” for “Southern Sri Lanka” have been invited to attend, along with other dignitary’s.
Our first event saw over 1200 persons attend at short notice and i am hoping for 3000  over the two days.
Cost of this event is approx £400 and if anyone wants to be the main sponsor just let us know.

4/New Toilets
We have applied for planning permission to build two new toilet blocks and replace the water tower at Thelikida school. This will make a huge difference to the school as the existing toilets are falling down and have no running water.

5/Shoes
Up to 2200 pairs of shoes supplied so far so a few more wont hurt. Many children have never owned a pair of school shoes and £5 can make a child’s dream come true.

6/Party Time
We will hold a party for up to 100 children ages 6-12. It’s  just great fun and its about letting the children have as much to eat as they want. “Marvellous” and at about £3 a head cheap too.