November 2018 -Stationary Items donated to the kids of from a remote village in Vanni - Kilaly Roman Cathalic Tamil Mixed School
Thank you Mathithas for implementing this project
November 2018 - Bicycle for a needy student from Puthukkudiyiruppu in Eastern Sri Lanka
November 2018 - Livelihood Support - Vavunathivu in Eastern Sri Lanka
Livelihood Support in Vavunateevu - We found the need for a small shop for this family to support with their livelihood. This has now been completed and handed over to the family. this family has been undergoing severe hardship.
October 2018 - Livelihood Support - Trincomalee
Mrs Jegatheeswari moved from Chavakacheri and settled in Trincomalee during the war in 1990. The family lives under severe hardship with her injured husband (paralyzed below waist) and a daughter who is in high school. Mrs Jegatheeswari was selling food parcels to travellers and office workers on a highway.
She requested a mobile food stall and some catering equipment to improve her business and earn a living for their family & support her daughter with her educational expenses
Thanks to the 2 Jaffna Hindu 1986 batch Old boys—Mr Kugathas (chooty) - and Mr Sathyaseelan (Seelan ) - for supporting this project. Mrs Jegatheeswari has stared her business using the mobile food stall. due to the continues rain in Trinco she has started on a small scale but will increase sales soon.
Please support her by spreading the message to your contacts in the area.
October 2018 - Bicycle for a needy student from Nedunkerny in Vanni,Sri Lanka
S.Pavitha comes from a remote village callaed Plampaasi. She goes to a School, 7 Kms away from her home.
August 2018 - Income generation project (Livelihood Support) for two families in Koralaippattu North
Donated two water pumps to two families who needed water pumps to be able to increase their vegetable production and generate sustainable income
August 2018- Water tank project in Mamoolai in Mullaitivu District in the North of Sri Lanka.
This resettled village suffered without water for a long time. Anbaalayam was able to assist them with this much needed project.
August 2018- Donated a Bicycle to an A/L student, Sinthu from Puthukkudiyiruppu in the Eastern Part of Sri Lanka.
Sinthu comes from a disadvantaged family and she has been walking long distance to go to School and Tuition centre. Thank you Rednam Nesan for your support in identifying their need and assisting Anbaalayam in purchasing/donating this bicycle.
July 2018 - Donated a fishing boat to a needy family in Vavunativu
Fishing Boat was bought for Rajinthan to support his young family. Rajinthan has been hiring a boat from others. Due to high demand, some days they don't get a boat and will not have any income on those days. Rajinthan now has his own boat to support his family.
July 2018 - Income generation project (Livelihood Support) for a Single Mother in Vavunativu
Dushmila requested support to do goat farming. Supported with 3 goats. Dushmila is a single mum with 2 young children.
May 2018 -Supported another sports club to encourage sports among young children in Valaichchenai - Eastern Sri Lanka
Uniforms were purchased and supplied to Valaichchenai Aarkali Cricket club cricket team
May 2018 - Anbaalayam supported war affected family has progressed well in life
What a difference 6 years and incredible love/support of Anbaalayam donors makes to the lives of the needy.
- Thank you Soma Somanathan for the update.
Shop in 2012
Anbaalayam Australia set up a small shop as an income generation project for Lorjana’s struggling family and in 2012.
Shop in 2018
The family has run the business very well and continues to blossom.
May 2018 - Anbaalayam donated Cricket equipment and Jerseys to Sudal Ozhi Sports Club - Nasivan Theevu in Eastern Sri Lanka.
At the request of the local community representative Mr.Rednam Nesan, Anbaalayam donated Cricket equipment and Jerseys to this cricket team
May 2018 - Anbaalayam donated 12 Bicycles to deserving GCE(A/L) students studying at Kilinochchi Jayapuram Maha Vidyalayam.
At the request of the school principal, these bicycles were donated to 12 students , who passed their GCE O/L and currently doing their A/L. This will not only help these students with their higher studies, but it will also motivate the younger students to do well in their exams.
March 2018 - Anbaalayam helps setting up an eatery for Nabilan Family in Thennamarawady in Trincomalee District
In Thennamarawady village, people are still resettling . Village has no proper shops and lacks actvity. A loan was given to open an eatery for this family who is struggling for income as they depend only on paddy cultivation.
February 2018 - Mr.M.Rasenthiram lost both of his legs in the war and he has been struggling to meet the basic needs of his family. Anbaalayam supplied a sewing machine for him to make hand bags and earn some income.
Mr.M.Rasenthiram is thanking Anbaalayam for the support
January 2018 - Anbaalayam funded 13 differently able people from Mullaitivu district to modify their autos for them to be able to obtain licenses. 9 out of 13 beneficiaries do not have any sense below the hip due to spinal cord damage. right leg of three others are amputated and one doesn't have both the legs.
January 2018 - The Brick guardroom has been completed.Thiriyai (Trinco)...This village is facing a serious threat from elephants. Farms are being destroyed and some villages have been killed. With the help of Government & some other organisations, some of the areas have constructed electric fence. But the farmers needed a safe watch tower. Anbaalayam Australia has supported this much needed project.
December 2017 - Many of the Palai Central College in Kilinochchi district students live under the poverty line. They either lost both of their parents or one parent in the war. School uniforms and shoes were donated to 60 students with the help of the teacher Mr.M.Mathithas who identified these needy students.
December 2017 - Anbaalayam provided funds to erect a peripheral boundary fence to provide security to Thiriyay (Trinco District) Tamil School staff and students.
December 2017 - Anbaalayam provided water pump and accessories to the family of a University student Karthiga, who has been supported by Anbaalayam under its University student sponsorship scheme.
November 2017 - Donated School bags and stationery items to the Poonahari Central College located in one of the areas in Northern Sri Lanka, where most of the families live below poverty line.
November 2017 - Donated Bicycles to 3 children from disadvantaged families in Uduvil, located in Northern Sri Lanka
The children got through their grade five scholarship exams by working hard under very difficult family circumstances.
Anbaalayam thanks Ranjith, CCYE for identifying the need and implementing this project.
October 2017 - Donated Bicycles to 6 children from families living below poverty line in Vavunathivu located Eastern Sri Lanka
Jaffna Hindu College 1986 batch old boys donated 6 Bicycles to some of the deserving school children.
They also donated 12 pairs of shoes to year 5 children of BT/MAVALAIYARU KALAIVAN VIDYALAYAM
October 2017 - Donated Bicycles to 7 children from families living below poverty line in Kalkuda, located in Eastern Sri Lanka.
These children got through their year 5 Scholarship exams under very difficult circumstances and they will be travelling long distances to attend high schools next year. Anbaalayam would like to thank Nesan for organising this.
October 2017 - Poultry farm livelihood project to a family living below poverty line in Thennamarawady village located in Trincomalee district.
June 2017 -School uniforms and educational materials for a Pre-School in Mankadu - A remote village in Batticaloa district.
June 2017 - Livelihood support
Anbaalayam donated a Cow and a calf to Nishanthini from Omanthai in Vanni area. She can now receive some income by selling milk and support her family.
June 2017 - Wheel Chair to little Thivakaran
13 year old P.Thivakaran is a special need student at Nelukkulam maha Vidyalayam. He became ill at the age of 18 months. He lives in a home, away from his parents and receiving medical attention. He was finding it difficult to attend School without a foldable wheel chair. Thivakaran is happy that he got a wheel chair to travel around now. Thanks to a Sydney donor.
May 2017 -Water supply and livelihood projects for three families affected by war under Pasumai Vaalvu Program - carried out by KKM Vanni
Three needy, war affected families benefitted from this livelihood projects. This included, poultry farm, supplies for home gardening, construction of a water tank and installation of a water pump. More than 44 members from 10 families living in Pandiyankulam village in Mullaitivu district will benefit from this water supply facility.
April 2017 - Computer for a Junior School
Anbaalayam provided a computer and a colour printer to a Junior School in Eachilampattu, Elangaithurai Mugathuvaaram in Trincomalee District. This is a School affected by Tsunami and the war. People living in this village are slowly rebuilding their lives after the resettlement and their main income is from agriculture and fishing.
This school was re-started in 2012 and is helping to develop the basic education activities in this village. The Principal, Mr.P.Sathiyaseelan has been struggling to develop and improve the performance of this school. However, due to his hard work this school has become a model school in this area. The computer and the printer will be of great help to this school to maintain their records and printing various educational materials for the students and also reduce the cost of printing from external sources. Thank you Henry Amalraj or coordinating this project.
March 2017-Accommodation for special need children
Association to Empower the Special Need Children (ASSETS) is an organization providing care to differently abled Children who are mentally and physically affected by birth and war.
These children with varying intellectual, physical, psychological and emotional disabilities are often neglected and abandoned by their own families because many lived in abject poverty and therefore did not have the means to provide even the basic needs of food, clothing and medicine. ASSETS identified 25 such children who live in remote villages like; Poonary, Mulankavvil, Veravil, Kandavalai, Palai etc. and they are being accommodated in this newly built home.These children are studying at the Special need school called ‘SIVA POOMI’ which is in the heart of Kilinochchi which caters to the needs of such children. This Dormitory building was funded by Anbaalayam and the project was managed and completed by KKM at the cost of A$2,500.00
March 2017 -Suicide Prevention in Vanni
Suicide is a serious issue in Vanni and prevention activities are urgent. Since the beginning of 2016, some community minded people have been working hard to establish a Suicide Prevention Centre in Vavuniya. Currently, service is provided in a limited way from a temporary accommodation. Contact number for callers is (024)324 4444. One of the major challenges in Vanni is to reach out the general public and give the message about the services available at the Suicide Prevention Centre.
The area is vast and much of it is thinly populated. Newspaper penetration is low. An awareness campaign has therefore been launched with the support of Anbaalayam. A team of dedicated workers have been visiting village by village to meet people. They also erected banners and pasted wall posters and stickers in strategic spots. Anbaalayam has also been supporting the training programs conducted to recruit new volunteers.
February 2017 - Donated Bicycles to 18 children from disadvantaged families in Eastern Sri Lanka
The children are from Vavunathivu, Kannankuda, Mahilavedduvaan, Mangikkaddu, Navalkadu and Kanapathipuram. These are remote villages in Batticaloa and Ampara districts.
The children have been walking 5 to 10 km daily to attend School. 3 of these are from Malwatte Kanapathipuram Vigneswara School who got through their grade five scholarship exams by working hard under very difficult family circumstances.
December 2016 -Water supply for a family affected by war under Water for Life program.
Mrs.R.Sangeetha and her two children from Vanni were internally displaced and settled in Nagulesawaram, Keerimalai, near Jaffna. She lost her husband during the war in 2009 and also lost her left leg. She has been struggling without any water facilities at home.
This project included a tube well, water tank and water pump and erection of a fence to secure the premises. This will provide water for day to day usage and plantation of trees for creating some income for this family which lives below poverty line.
Anbaalayam thanks Mr. Ranjith Shylendrakumar of Centre for Child and Youth Empowerment for identifying the need and implementing this project.
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa