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Taking Away the Financial Burden of an Education: Mannar – May 11, 2019

As we have mentioned before, Manitha Neyam Trust supports a number of students in Mannar district who live under poverty line or lost one or both of their parents during the war. We invited some of the beneficiary students in the Mannar district, along with their parent/guardians to have a short discussion about their experiences. During the discussion, we shared some...

Volunteer Staff Sponsorship, Mannar Sitthi Vinayagar Hindu College – May 01, 2019

While providing support to the students in the Mannar region at Mannar Sitthi Vinayagar Hindu College, Manitha Neyam Trust also helps the school employ volunteer staff members. These volunteers on staff are a much-needed resource to the school, providing high quality education and support services. MNT supports the remuneration and expenses of a few teachers and the hostel support staff,...

Noolaham Foundation (An incredible journey of preserving and archiving heritage of Sri Lankan Tamil community) – April 21, 2019

The Noolaham Foundation is a digital library and archive of historical multimedia about Sri Lankan Tamils. This preserve includes books, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts, images, oral histories, videos, audio recordings, maps, data sets and many other types of media relating to Sri Lankan Tamil history. The Foundation was started in 2005, and formally incorporated as a nonprofit in 2010. Over the...

Sithi Vinayagar Hindu College, Mannar – April 11, 2019

Manitha Neyam Trust supports a number of students in the Mannar region by providing financial support for their education including tuition, room and board, and transportation. Mr. Thaneswaran, Principal of Sithi Vinayakar Hindu College, appreciates the support of MNT and herewith we would like to share his words with our donors: “Our school has received help and assistance from Manitha Neyam...

Thiruketheeswaram Elders Home – March 31, 2019

Though the war is over, the impact and scars still cut deep in various ways. The north and east of Sri Lanka are known for the deeply rooted family-first culture, where elderly parents are well looked after by their children, generation after generation. Due to the almost 30 year war, a multitude of parents lost their children, and now, decades...

Women Empowerment Centre(Vocational Training) – Mannar – March 21, 2019

Established in 2005 with the support of Manitha Neyam Trust, MNT Women Empowerment Centre in Mannar works to empower the young women in the region by providing vocational training. Examples of work these women are trained in are sewing, fabric painting, handcrafting, farming and animal husbandry. Women are encouraged to explore the variety of trainings they can receive, and choose...

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