Chunky Chellamma, Adavaitha’s 1st Birthday
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
It’s been a wonderful year for us watching our little one grow into her own little person. We would love to celebrate her 1st Birthday with our nearest and dearest family and friends.
Advaitha is privileged to have been born into circumstances where all her needs and wants are met. Throughout the year we have been showered with so many toys, books and clothes for our little chunky chellamma, and most importantly so much love from all of you. We feel overwhelmed with gratitude for the support we have received.
Unfortunately, not all babies and kids are this lucky. We would like to invite all of you to join us in doing something about this. Instead of a birthday gift, we humbly request that you make a donation instead to Palmera’s Creating Leaders Project based in the North of Sri Lanka, recovering from the war.
The Creating Leaders Project
Having grown up in Sri Lanka, the education system is very much based on rote learning with the aim of getting kids to university. Only 2% do.
In the meantime, with the war, displacement, high unemployment, the growth in drug use, has not equipped students to transition from early childhood to youth, contributing to society.
The goal of this project is to train facilitators in the local village to create a youth group from years 8-14. The children and the youth will have an opportunity to learn about the environment, nutrition, human rights and leadership and discuss topics they feel are important.These opportunities are a natural part of life in Australia. This valuable project plants a similar seed in a village in Sri Lanka.Palmera’s Projects are all about resourcing up the local community with entrepreneurs to create livelihoods.
“Teach a person to grow food, and you feed them for life”A couple points about Palmera:
- Palmera is ridgy didge.
- They are one of only 50 charity recognized by the Australian government for governance and transparency.
- When you donate throughout the site, your gift is tax deductible.
- 90% of the funds donated go directly to the project
We think it’s awesome.We value your presence most.Any amount you can contribute to this great cause will be deeply valued as well.
Thank youAdvaitha, Shanta and Bob