Puthukudiyiruppu (PTK) Hospital Ward – Appeal for equipment

Assist RR was approached by Mullaithivu GA, Mr Vethanayagan, with a request to construct wards at PTK hospital. Assist RR agreed and is currently constructing the ground floor of a 2-storey ward complex at a cost of around £26k. Assist RR is funding £16k and Serendip Children’s Home has agreed to donate £12k towards the ground floor. The project is progressing well and expected to be completed soon.  However, the ward needs some basic equipment such as beds, bed side lockers, trolleys, and many more items to furnish the ward. In addition, they also require medical equipment to assist effective functioning of the ward. Please consider donating funds to purchase these items, given in the link below.

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Needs of Schools in Sampoor & Donation of Bicycles and Furniture by Assist RR in Trincomalee

People, who were displaced by the war in Sampoor, Trincomalee in 2006, have not been resettled in their villages yet and are still living in refugee camps in Sampoor, where two primary schools are functioning in one premises and two displaced pre-schools are functioning as one in the Hostel of Seniyur Central College.  These schools are functioning without basic facilities, such as decent desks, chairs, teaching aids, laboratory and library facilities. All the students of these schools are coming from the refugee camps around Seniyur. Another school in Koonithivu, Sampoor is lacking space and conducting classes where ever they find spaces. These schools desperately need assistance such as a building and furniture. Assist RR recently donated furniture to the pre-school and five bicycles to needy GCE O/L & A/L students from remote villages of Trincomalee district using funds donated by an anonymous donor from Hong Kong and Rotary Club of Edgbaston, UK.

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Puthukudiyiruppu (PTK) Hospital Ward Project – Update

Assist RR was approached by Mullaithivu GA, Mr Vethanayagan, with a request to fund construction of male & female wards at PTK hospital. The GA has been trying to get funding through other sources but, as he failed to do so, he approached Assist RR for assistance to build at least one ward. Assist RR agreed and has been raising funds. Although it was estimated that the cost would be around £31k for the 24-bed ground floor ward, we are now confident that it would be completed at a cost of around £26k. Serendip Children’s Home has agreed to donate £12k towards the ground floor and Assist RR is funding £16k. The foundation was laid on 05 Nov 2013 and the project has been progressing well.

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Bicycles donated by Harrow Aathiparasakthi Mandram to Children in Batticaloa

There is another good news that we would like to share with you.  Following our visit to two remote villages in Wellaveli, Batticaloa in January 2014, we made an appeal to assist these villagers in a number of ways.  Further to this appeal, Dr Namasivayam of Sivanarulillam approached Annai Aathiparasakthi Valipaddu Mandram in Harrow, UK and appealed them to consider donating 15 bicycles to the children from the two remote villages called 16th Colony and Maalayarkaddu.  They responded positively and arranged the donations through Kathankudi Aathiparasakthi Valipaddu Mandram on 03 March 2014.  We would like to thank Annai Aathiparasakthi Valipaddu Mandram in Harrow, UK for agreeing to donate at a short notice and for donating these bicycles to the children, who were walking up to 13 kMs one way to attend their schools. We also would like to thank Dr Namasivayam for approaching the donors and making this happen.  This would certainly assist these children’s learning to some extent. But we can do more by providing evening classes in their villages. Please remember there are no A/L students and only 3 O/L students in these villages.

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Yet another Cataract Surgery Camp organised by Assist RR

Assist RR is happy to inform you that, with the assistance of Vision 2020, we have successfully organised yet another cataract surgery camp, this time in Batticaloa, this weekend to help nearly 100 patients.  This camp was funded by “SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANISATION”, BATTICALOA AND “FUND FOR MAHALIRILLAM”, AUSTRALIA. Dr Dias Jeyasiri has been carrying out these surgeries all day along. Please note that Dr Dias carried out another nearly 50 surgeries yesterday, funded by two voluntary organisations from Sydney, Australia (one of them  is called “Regain Sight Inc”). We should all thank Dr Dias for his selfless and tireless service to the needy in the East and North of Sri Lanka. This is the fourth camp organised by Assist RR, restoring vision to nearly 400 patients, in partnership with Vision 2020 and Dr Dias.  Our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr Dias for his selfless service to the people of the East and North of SL and to Vision 2020 for organising these camps and their support. 

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Cataract Surgeries in the East & North of SL by Assist RR

Assist RR is happy to inform you that we are organising yet another cataract surgery camp, this time in Batticaloa, this weekend to help nearly 100 patients.  This camp is funded by SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANISATION, BATTICALOA AND FUND FOR MAHALIRILLAM, AUSTRALIA.  Dr Dias Jeyasiri has agreed again to carry out these surgeries.  This would be the fourth camp organised by Assist RR, restoring vision to nearly 400 patients, in partnership with Vision 2020 and Dr Dias.  Our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr Dias for his selfless service to the people of the East and North of SL and to Vision 2020 for organising these camps. Click the link below to read the full details.

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Renovation of Puthukkudiyiruppu RC Vidyalayam

This school is located in the vicinity of Puthukudiyiruppu hospital and was badly damaged during the war. This school started functioning in September 2012 after the end of war in May 2009. Currently, there are 445, both Hindu and Christian, students, from Year 1 to GCE O/L, learning here with the services of 24 teachers. At present, the school infrastructure include a temporary shelter built by UNICEF, a permanent building recently built by Child Fund, and the badly damaged building, in which six classes are being conducted. Following Assist RR’s appeal for funds to renovate this school building, a generous and kind-hearted Malaysian family with roots in Urumpirai have pledged funds around Rs 2.2 Million to renovate this school building. Assist RR would like to thank the family for their kind support.

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