Pallemalala Vidyalaya School, Hambantota District, Sri Lanka (Completed)
The Janadirya National Women Development Foundation had made us aware of the following two schools in the Hambantota district in Southern Sri Lanka. We met the principal and teachers of these two schools, and they introduced specifically those children to us, whose lives were changed forever by the tsunami.
Many of the breadwinners of families who live further inland had made the journey to the markets in the coastal cities on December 26, 2004, which was a Sunday and a holiday, and they were surprised and killed by the tsunami, leaving their broken families without income.
We decided to support these children and their families individually, as well as the needs of their schools, i.e. schoolbooks, school uniforms, water supply, since they were poor and under equipped already before the tsunami.