ORGANISING AND FACILITATING THE FREE DISTRIBUTION OF SHOES TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND IDP CHILDREN

 

 

The Need:

 

There was a dire need to ensure that the War affected Children go to school without further delay. While International NGO’s assisted IDP Children to go to school by providing school supplies and school bags, there was a large vacuum that was needed to be filled by other organizations supported by civic conscious individuals , companies and associations.

 

Since many school principals and educationalists requested Gods Own Children Foundation to intervene , we rose to the occasion , and subsequently made an appeal to Donors and Well Wishers.

 

 

 

OUR PREVIOUS APPEAL

March / APRIL 2010 ,

 

Dear Donor / Well Wisher ,

 

SPONSOR A PAIR OF SHOES FOR A POOR CHILD / IDP CHILD

 

Gods Own Children Foundation has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of the economically disadvantaged and differently able children and youth of the Jaffna Peninsula. In addition to the special needs schools and employment training centres directly under our operational control, we also facilitate the fulfilling of essential needs of needy children studying in the mainstream government schools.

 

We have worked and are working with the Department of Education to provide essentials such as school stationary, books, school uniforms, shoes , sports shoes for athletes ,other clothes , school bags , wheel chairs , crutches etc to needy children in Government Schools. Officials of the Department of Education have supported us and encouraged us to fulfill these needs of the poorest of the poorer with the generous assistance of Kind Donors such as you.

 

We are now approaching donors once again and appeal to you to provide assistance to another worthy cause.

 

Araly Hindu College,  Araly , is situated in the Vaddukoddai District. The school caters to the poorest of the poor.Recently , a dynamic young gentleman , Mr Peripanayagam has taken over the reins as Principal , and he is determined to uplift the lives of more than 500 poor children including Vanni IDP children attending  his school. Gods Own Children Foundation has been working closely with the Principal and Staff of Araly Hindu College , to assist the poor children complete their education successfully.

 

Approx. TOTAL NUMBER OF SHOES REQUIRED          = 500

AVERAGE COST OF ONE PAIR OF SHOES                     =  RS 550/=

APPROXIMATE COST OF FUNDS REQUIRED               = RS 275,000/=

 

Please see details below as requested by the Principal of Araly Hindu College.

 

If 250 Donors contribute 10 Dollars each, we will be able to achieve our target.

 

If we achieve more than our target , we will use the extra funds to buy shoes for other IDP Children.
There are other IDP Children resettled with their families in the Interior areas of Thenmaradchi District.More than One Hundred Children go walking to school ,which is 5KM away , barefoot, and return in the afternoon in the hot sun.

 

We have authorized Chapters in major countries who will accept your donation however small it is.

We appreciate every Single Dollar. By sending Funds through our authorized Chapters , you will obtain the following benefits.

 

1.Small amounts could be sent without incurring bank charges

2.Tax benefits in certain countries

3.Safe transmission