Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A FODAD Week in Sri Lanka

We arrived in Sri Lanka on November 20th and went straight to the fishing village.   Although it was Sunday, the children were hard at work in our school on the beach which we set up in 2015 and since has grown from strength to strength.  

Hard at work

All over Sri Lanka the children were taking their exams last week so, although we visited the government school we support we did not want to disturb them.   This week, things will be very different.

On Monday, we stopped by the nursery school we support.  The kids were as cute as ever and very pleased to see us.

Since 2005 FODAD has financed a free clinic through St. Joseph’s Church in Ratmalana.   It is open every Friday from 9am to 1pm.   We visited on Friday.   There are over 3,750 registered patients and FODAD pays for all the drugs  the doctors prescribe.  These can be very expensive.  We bring vitamins from the UK when we visit as they are hard to come by in Sri Lanka.  11 dedicated doctors work a rota on a voluntary basis.    We also sponsor 15 children through the same group.   Our relationship with the Committee is now in its 12th year and we have become firm friends.


Vitamins from the UK

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