Update; The Thambiluvil Orphanage

By Aarthy

After the 2004 Tsunami, a subgroup of MIOT (the Medical Institute of Tamils) set up an orphanage for girls in Thambiluvil. Over the past few years, the home has been further improved thanks to generous support from family, friends and Gecko. Currently, there are 15 girls aged 9-15, a matron and a cook, living in the home, and two more young girls are being adopted this year.

Gecko generously supported this project 2 years ago, and the money went towards buying a computer for the house as well as textbooks, which are invaluable resources that can be taken for granted.

The Thambiluvil Home for Girls is also used as a ‘House of Learning’ not only for the residents, but also for the other local children of Thambiluvil. The main aim is to provide food, shelter and education to these children, and help them regain confidence and independence to enable long term financial security, which the founding organisation also helps with.

Two girls were employed at the local school last year, and another has been successful in securing a University place, and we hope to receive more positive news of the other girls in the forthcoming years as they complete their education.

We take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors. Your continued support is crucial to our success. We are truly grateful to all your help in maintaining this home. It wouldn’t have been possible without your generous donations.

About geckosrilanka

Gecko Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami by a group of second generation Sri Lankan students.
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