In the past few days I went further south and what I have seen at the side of the road is still horrible. Down south (Tangalle and Hambantoda) rumours of the spread of diseases are increasing and we are unsure of what is hidden by the local authorities. However, we are slowly starting to see a great effort from organizations and still more great individuals from all over the globe. One such individual is a Doctor friend from Australia who is coming to stay at my family home near Galle to give aid to the locals. We have further donated food and tents around my parents village. So many people are in great need because they have lost everything.
Kathaluwa (a village close to Galle and Kogala) has lost its primary and secondary school. I have visited the school, or what is left of it. The school was built close to the waterfront and all that is left are deformed child size chairs and concrete blocks. I will post pictures as soon as I get to a connection better than 16.8kbs. The rebuilding of this school will be one of the main projects carried out by my sister and our team when I am gone. We will provide all donors with update reports and photos of the progress as things are developing. The account designated for donations is a Euro account so currency fluctuations won't affect the donated money.
Rebuilding schools is a priority as the future of Sri Lanka now lies in the hands of the young. The money will be used wisely and in appropriate areas. People, organizations or schools who would like to get personally involved with rebuilding or material donations are more than welcome. We can also find individual donation projects for your organization here in the south. Please contact my sister at email@example.com or me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information. Regular updates on running projects and on the situation in the South of Sri Lanka can be found on barnabys.blogs.com and later www.lankawave.com.
Please send your kind donations to:
Helene von Roda
Commercial Bank Galle Fort Branch, Sri Lanka
Acc. No.: 8050001232
Swift Code: CCEYLKLX
Thank you for your kind support to the people of Sri Lanka.... they'll never forget your help!
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