HUNNELEMBUWA MAHA VIDYALAYA, KULIYAPITIYA, SRI LANKA
The Tsunami-HANDAID volunteer program was a great success. A group of 13 dedicated volunteers plus local professionals, parents of the school and students worked together to construct a library building and also to renovate the science lab for the Hunnelembuwa school in Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala District in Sri Lanka. This school has 467 students from grades 1-13 and 17 teachers. They thrive with their devoted and motivated principal.
We helped the local professionals to build by bringing sand, stacking bricks, cement, and wood to the work site as well as laying bricks, mixing concrete and cement, along with many other jobs.
Tsunami-HANDAID volunteers also assisted in renovating the science lab of the school. Two of our volunteer families were very generous and donated the necessary apparatus, tools and materials to equip the science lab. The Hunnelembuwa staff, students and parents are thankful and appreciative for the donations.
Andreas, Danae, Mikey, Toby, Barbara, Nereo, Esme, Yvonne, Vicky, Orren, Carla, Costas and Sujeewa
The volunteers were so touched by the harsh reality faced by the stray dogs in the area, that they decided to help the stray dogs that have made the school their home. In particular, the volunteers helped two little dogs to be spayed, vaccinated against rabies and mange, and to receive treatment against ticks and fleas. Most importantly, the volunteers helped foster a better relationship between the school community and these dogs.
For the last 13 years ISB parents, students and staff have been actively involved in Tsunami-HANDAID projects by raising awareness, raising funds and building houses and schools in all the areas that Tsunami-HANDAID was engaged in. This direct involvement has been invaluable for Tsunami-HANDAID’s existence and success. We take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who supported us in many ways to reach this common goal.