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CHILD OF THE MONTH- V BRUNDHA

Meet V Brundha, a bright-eyed and intelligent 19 year old at Ratmalanai Hindu College who is currently doing her A levels. Her Story– Originally from Kalutara, a large town south of Colombo, she has been at Ratmalanai for the past 8 years. Brundha only has a mother and 4 sisters. Her older sister already graduated and another sister is at Ratmalanai...

MANITHA NEYAM TRUST USA FUNDRAISER

On October 11th of 2014, a wonderful night of music and the arts took place in the auditorium at Keefe Technical School in Massachusetts. Manitha Neyam Trust put on a show with a very talented music group named AAROH, who took the audience back in time to the vibrant music of Ilayaraja and more. The audience cheered and smiled as...

EMPOWERING THE YOUNG LADIES TO HELP THEMSELVES AND OTHERS

Greetings, Three decades of war left many families devastated in the north and east of Sri Lanka. Many families lost their head of the household. As they soon found it difficult to provide for the needs of the home, many mothers and even young girls became the breadwinners of the family. When its members are faced with such challenge, some communities...

FINALLY THEY HAVE WATER!‏

Greetings, During my travels through Sri Lanka, I was made aware of a water problem in a resettlement village in the Mullaitivu District. This region was greatly damaged during the war, and people build temporary shelters and living quarters. Most of the houses are made with a coconut-leaf thatched or tin-sheet roof with plastic tarps for walls. As you can imagine,...

HONORING A SAGE – THONDU STYLE‏

Greetings, As you all know, 2014 is Yogaswami’s 50th Anniversery Guru Puja. To honor this remarkable sage, we have initiated a few small service projects. One of them is helping needy students in Sri Lanka. The All Ceylon Hindu Congress has printed 50,000 Exercise books (notebook) to be freely distributed among these students. The Exercise book’s outer cover has a picture...

ANJALI’S BICYCLE PROJECT

Nine year-old Anjali lives with her family in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada. One day, Anjali saw a fund-raising program on TV about the “Me to We” Foundation. This particular program was about children raising funds to donate bicycles to poor students in Africa who walked many miles to school every day. Anjali asked her mother how poor children in...

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