With Great Difficulty, and by Lobbying various sources from
within the Government of Sri Lanka, Gods Own Children Foundation has finally
obtained permission to establish Dedicated Child Care Facilities to
facilitate and assist the Educational and Employment Skills training and development
of Differently Able Children SEVERELY affected by the war.
As a First Step, GOCF has now established a Dedicated Residential Facility
for Differently Able Children, in Achchuvely, in the JAFFNA PENINSULA.
A Kind Donor from the Diaspora in Canada - Doctor Karunananithy (A
retired well known Doctor from Achchuveli has given his house to
establish this facility. He has also provided funds to renovate the
house , in conforming to International Standards for
Environmental Design in providing housing for Differently Able
We have identified more than 300 Differently Able Children , however , due to
space constraints , we are able to exclusively accommodate only 50
Differently Able Children in this facility
We are scheduled to Inaugurate this Facility on 1 November 2010 , with the
patronage of the Minister of Child Care and Development and Minister of
Rehabilitation and Resettlement. The Government Agent of Jaffna is also
scheduled to participate. We need to abide by this schedule, so that there
will not be any changes of minds from the relevant authorities.
We are now seeking assistance from you and various Humanitarian Groups to
assist us in this venture. We need funds for the following :
1.Purchase disability aids.
2. Purchase appropriate furniture and equipment.
3 To effect repairs to incorporate disability friendly environment
4 Monthly Funds to operate this facility. We require at least
US$3500 per month.
We also wish to point out, that our previous Project - Puloly Children's
Village which has a boys residence and girls residence, also requires funds
for maintenance and operations.
We now have approximately, 125 Children in Puloly Childrens Village, although
we have Governmental and Judicial permission, and the capacity to accommodate
200 Children. We are currently in need of Funds, to ensure smooth
operation of this Puloly Children’s Village, if we are to provide a new and
meaningful life for 200 children who have no kith or kin, and no possibility
of Education and Employment, if they are not accommodated by us.
We also require funds to purchase essential equipment and furniture for
Puloly Children’s Village.
The News about the Unfortunate IDP Children has now gone from the front pages
, and we know it is difficult to raise funds, but there are many Good
Samaritans who may want to help. Please introduce them to us.