Sri Lanka - Georgie's Trip

17 October 2010

I am so thrilled that Georgie is coming with me at Christmas this year.  We will be working very hard to see the opening of our second school in Sri Lanka called the Frangipani Pre -school on the 10th January 2011.  The foundations were first cut in June of this year so it will be so good to bring this project to its working aim!

We will need to get the furniture in place - supply all the books/crayons/etc and oversee and get involved with the painting too!  The garden and playground will need to be finished and the temple in place for morning worship.

all very exciting......

We will also be giving out Food Parcels £30 each which we have sponsored and School Bags too for £12 each - these go to very poor families to help them a little - schooling especially we are very supportive of!

Chaini with the fabric we have designed and she got printed for our new uniform for the Frangipani Pre-school - we have had the Frangipani flower printed and are using Batik fabric so the dresses will be unlike any others around!

Chaini with the fabric we have designed and she got printed for our new uniform for the Frangipani Pre-school - we have had the Frangipani flower printed and are using Batik fabric so the dresses will be unlike any others around!

Teated timbers for the roof of the new school

Teated timbers for the roof of the new school

First timbers on - it is an enormous roof!

First timbers on - it is an enormous roof!

Sample for our Uniform for the Frangipani school - we have designed it with the Frangipani flower!

Sample for our Uniform for the Frangipani school - we have designed it with the Frangipani flower!

School roof today lunchtime! this side next door is our Workshop! Raja is in the truck heaving the tiles up in the air to the guy on the roof he then throws to the next man who puts them in place! Bingo

School roof today lunchtime! this side next door is our Workshop! Raja is in the truck heaving the tiles up in the air to the guy on the roof he then throws to the next man who puts them in place! Bingo

so fast 25mins later!........

so fast 25mins later!........

A little girl modelling the uniform - she was a little overwhelmed as I asked if she could model it and the mother had whipped her clothes off before she could say BOO!

A little girl modelling the uniform - she was a little overwhelmed as I asked if she could model it and the mother had whipped her clothes off before she could say BOO!

This is just one of the families we help. Niroshini and her 3 children - her husband was killed on the train track and Sahan the eldest boy is very disabled! We built them this house - it is one of 30 the Charity has built.

This is just one of the families we help. Niroshini and her 3 children - her husband was killed on the train track and Sahan the eldest boy is very disabled! We built them this house - it is one of 30 the Charity has built.

This little girl's mummie died of cancer last year so we assisted her family to look after her by extending the auntie's house there is also another sister!

This little girl's mummie died of cancer last year so we assisted her family to look after her by extending the auntie's house there is also another sister!

large food parcel distribution - £30 each parcel of dry products enough to last a family of 4 a month. Contents include 5 kilos of rice, dhal, noodles, tea, washing powder, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, dried fish, chillies, curry powder, sugar, biscuits, chilli powder, pepper powder, salt etc. There are 9 volunteers helping on this day

large food parcel distribution - £30 each parcel of dry products enough to last a family of 4 a month. Contents include 5 kilos of rice, dhal, noodles, tea, washing powder, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, dried fish, chillies, curry powder, sugar, biscuits, chilli powder, pepper powder, salt etc. There are 9 volunteers helping on this day

these 2 get a bag and a voucher each - the voucher is for £7.50 to get their books from a local stationary shop.

these 2 get a bag and a voucher each - the voucher is for £7.50 to get their books from a local stationary shop.

Annemarie in the background getting stuck into the school bags for the pre-schoolers! This little girl is at our 1st Pre-school

Annemarie in the background getting stuck into the school bags for the pre-schoolers! This little girl is at our 1st Pre-school

Smiler here has just received her school bag and voucher and the book written for us by Linda Le Vasseur here in Guernsey. A generous donor gave each of the 80 children in our first pre-school one each for Christmas!

Smiler here has just received her school bag and voucher and the book written for us by Linda Le Vasseur here in Guernsey. A generous donor gave each of the 80 children in our first pre-school one each for Christmas!