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Silly Walk 2020

The Silly walkers will be helping bring together 300 villagers and their families, to train them…

Silly Walk 2020

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$2,000 of $2,000 raised

Running for Palmera

Aseka and Radula will be running 150km together in 29 days to support our Banking on…

Running for Palmera

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal!

Hello!

We (Aseka and Randula) pledge to run a total of 150km together over the next 29 days!

We are doing this to fundraise and spread much needed awareness for the Palmera Projects, and their Banking on Change for Good program supporting women in Theravil, Sri Lanka.

Palmera Projects provide business solutions for rural entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka, thus creating environments where families can stand on their own two feet.

Theravil (Northen Province) has long seen the cruelties of the civil war and are still recovering from the trauma of it all. Rooting from traditional values and gender norms, women are not given much opportunity to participate in economic affairs. Like many women in rural Sri Lanka, women in Theravil lack financial independence and literacy.

The Banking on Change for Good program will support 400 women develop financial literacy, independence and leadership skills through the establishment of Theravil’s first ever women’s bank.

We have chosen to do this run over 29 days to celebrate Aseka’s 29th birthday! We are hoping to raise $1000 through the generosity and kindness of our community.

Through this fundraiser, we hope to shed light on the northern rural communities’ constant struggle to be included in the country’s growth and raise awareness of the importance of the inclusive campaigns of Palmera Projects.

Thanks in advance for your support, and we will keep you updated on our progress through posts on this fb group.

Love,

Aseka & Randula

$2,000 of $1,000 raised

Anjali Oztag Comepetition 2020

Anjali's Oztag competition will be supporting our Landing a Better Future project. This project will support…

Anjali Oztag Comepetition 2020

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal!

IT’S THE COMPETITION YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! 

Get ready to see blood, sweat and tears as our teams go head to head in the UNSW Anjali Tamil Society’s annual Oztag Competition! 

This year we are proud to be supporting Palmera’s Landing a Better Future project. This project brings together 250 farmers and their families and supports them to improve their farming skills and access critical services, while creating networks of knowledge and experience. This costs as little as $475 per family; only $95 a year over the five years that we will be providing support.

Event details 

WHEN: Saturday, 29th August 2020

WHERE: Bressington Park, Homebush NSW

TIME: 10am SHARP

MAY THE BEST TEAM WIN 

 GET HYPPPPEEDDDDDDDDDD

 

$0 of $2,000 raised

1 Million Steps for Palmera

Maiurei and Nila are walking 1 million steps to fundraise for the Graduating the Poor program.…

1 Million Steps for Palmera

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$80,000 of $60,000 raised

Human Race 2010

One weekend, 250 players, 40 volunteers and over $80k raised. The Palmera team organised an Amazing…

Human Race 2010

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

One weekend, 250 players, 40 volunteers and over $80k raised. The Palmera team organised an Amazing Race style race around Sydney CBD and a night stay at Cockatoo Island. Teams fundraised to make the race easier on the day, the more money you raised the more money you had to bribe officials with.

Thank you to all our teams, volunteers and participants for your contribution to the amount raised!

 

$1,083 of $1,000 raised

Priya’s Surprise Birthday

Priya's Birthday will be supporting help men and women who live in absolute poverty in the…

Priya’s Surprise Birthday

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Priya is a dear friend to all of us and her birthday is coming up on the 14th of May! So we thought the best way to honour Priya was to support one of the causes near to her heart!

COVID has hit the poorest in ways we cannot imagine, including in Countries like Sri Lanka. Palmera is a charity that does amazing work undertaking projects to develop communities and help them become self sufficient. Priya has been a supporter to Palmera for many years.

Join us and instead of a gift this year, let us give the gift of giving to help those in need.

But SHSSSHHH we want this to be a surprise for her on her birthday so please don’t mention this page to her.

Palmera is a tax-deductible, Australian Government accredited organisation that has been working tirelessly on the ground with these communities for over a decade. Your support will no doubt impact those in need

About the project

Funds from Priya’s Birthday will supporting the Graduating the Poor program.  This program will help women and men who live in absolute poverty in Northern Sri Lanka. It will address their immediate needs while also investing in their longer-term training, development and planning. It helps families secure the basic things like food and access to healthcare, but it also aims to build their financial resilience through savings. It also makes sure that these families are integrated in their community. At the moment, they are often very isolated, which just makes their situation even more dire.

With your help, families can find a better way to make a reliable income, therefore positively impacting current and future generations. We hope that you can support those who are less fortunate through this campaign.

How you will be updated

Please keep an eye out in your email (the one you used to make the donation) as you will receive a detailed update on how your funds we used in about three months. You will also receive a quick update the day after you make your donation.  If you don’t receive the emails please check your junk mail and put us on your safe list if you do find the email there.

$925 of $500 raised

Naaviyah’s First Birthday

To celebrate her 1st birthday Naaviyah is supporting Palmera's Graduating the Poor project.

Naaviyah’s First Birthday

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Little Naaviyah is turning ONE! Naaviyah will have a small celebration with family, but she would also like to help make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Naaviyah would like to support Palmera’s Graduating the Poor project. Any donation will help!

Sri Lanka’s north has a number of the country’s absolute poorest. They struggle to put food on the table, find work opportunities and access support services. They aren’t ready to be connected with the market; right now, they’re worried about sheer survival.

This particular project identifies the 100 of the poorest in the selected area and works with them over 2 years to graduate them out of absolute poverty. The project is designed to address their immediate needs while also investing in their longer-term training, development and planning. It helps families secure the basic things like food and access to healthcare, but it also aims to build their financial resilience through savings.

Naaviyah would like to thank you all from the bottom of her heart!

$5,000 of $5,000 raised

A Life Remembered

Sellathurai Sivarasa, Presidents Counsel, Retired Director of Public Prosecutions, dearly beloved husband of Mangaleswari, much loved…

A Life Remembered

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Sellathurai Sivarasa, Presidents Counsel, Retired Director of Public Prosecutions, dearly beloved husband of Mangaleswari, much loved Chitha of Ramesh (deceased), Sasan (Suresh) (deceased), Suraby, Rajan, Kumudha, Rishi, Sugi, Dinesh, Sumanthiran and Shama, passed away peacefully on April 30th 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

We kindly request that instead of flowers, we remember his life by blessing the lives of others in need.

We have chosen to direct the donations to Palmera’s Hunger Relief Project, to serve those who are going hungry during these COVID curfews in the North of Sri Lanka.

There is no greater service in life than to serve others, and both in life and in passing, Sellathurai Sivarasa’s (QC) legacy will continue.

Funeral Details

Private funeral will take place on May 3rd 2020 between 12 noon to 2pm in Melbourne.

Funeral service will be live streamed between 12-2pm AEST.

$17,140 of $20,000 raised

The Karunakaran Memorial Education Fund

It is almost the first anniversary our Appa’s passing and the second anniversary of our Amma’s…

The Karunakaran Memorial Education Fund

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$7,174 of $5,000 raised

In Memory of Rajendran

In his passing, we remember our father Dr. Rajanayagam Rajendran (1946 – 2020) as someone who…

In Memory of Rajendran

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

$39,650 of $30,000 raised

Race 2 Raise 2020

On February 9, 2020 we will be running our 4th annual Race to Raise in Sydney.…

Race 2 Raise 2020

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

$1,302 of $1,000 raised

Eastern Empire’s ‘Eternal’

We are Eastern Empire, Sydney’s finest ensemble of South Asian artists. Part of ticket sales for…

Eastern Empire’s ‘Eternal’

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

We are Eastern Empire, Sydney’s finest ensemble of South Asian artists. Since 2011, we have been sharing our inimitable interpretation of Indian music with the world.

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Our latest show is a particularly special one: it is our tribute to Mani Ratnam, an Indian filmmaker who is an idol of Tamil and Hindu cinema. He is credited with revolutionising Tamil-language film, and has collaborated with some incredible composers, including Illaiyaraaja and AR Rahman.

We have been inspired by Mani Ratnam’s musical journey, and our shows explores the sound behind his films, from his early beginnings as a filmmaker to his more recent hits. We are so excited to be sharing this very personal show with you.

We’ve been a supporter of Palmera since its early days. Aside from being a good cause, it has always been important for us to find a way to give back. It’s the right thing to do, and we want to grow while we serve those in need.

That’s why we’re delighted to partner with Palmera for this show, and to be putting part of ticket sales towards improving the lives of women in Sri Lanka’s North. Specifically, we’ll be donating to Palmera’s Women’s Banking Network, which is designed to start and maintain a women’s banking network in Kanthansamy Nagar. In order to do this, the project needs to raise $41,913.

This works out a $279 per women; only $56 a year over the 5-year programme to work with women to better manage their livelihoods, build financial literacy and strengthen savings practices.

We’ll be playing at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown. We have two shows on Saturday 29 June: a matinee at 5.30pm and a finale at 8.30pm. More information and tickets are available via our event organiser, iBazaar.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate the work of Mani Ratnam, enjoy a night of music and support a great project.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Eastern Empire

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