With your generous donations, we managed to complete following project so far. We’re very grateful for your financial support We want you to feel confident & be happy that we’re spending your money wisely. So, we’re committed to being open about how we’re funded, and how we are spending your donations and managed. Read this summary of the completed projects. This section will be regularly updated as we go.
Funds Transferred to the SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation by Lewmini Pitigala
Distributed to the Community by the SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation – Sri Lanka
51 children studying between year 1 and year 5 attend Amakuliya Primary School (Principal: Mrs Dhammika Jayasinghe) situated in the Puttalam district. Each day the children must walk to school about 4km on difficult tracks just to receive an education. Scarcity in resources are prevalent including the lack of safe drinking water. We are initially planning to donate a RO water filter to the school to help bridge their scarcity In resources and help with the prevention of kidney diseases.
There are approximately about 25 preschoolers currently studying in Vishaka nursery, situated in Madawachchiya District In Rural Srilanaka. The village that this Nursery located (Hiralugama) currently battling with known kidney failure issues amongst the residents. It’s said, that there are about 55 Adults who are currently identified as already having Kidney failures . It has been recognized that having access to cleaner water can prevent these kidney failure been further spread in to the community at Large. Initially we are planning to install a proper water purification system (RO Filter) in this preschool. So in that way we can at least make sure the safety of our future generation.
Dhammaruchi Rajamaha Viharaya temple is located in Galegama, Ataviragollawa, Medavachchiya where the venerable Ambalangoda Dhammaruchika thero is the chief incumbent. This temple is scarce with resources for the monks and worshipers. There are about 80 families living in the village who are observing “Sil” (the practice of living with good conduct) on all four days of Poya. Water quality is poor in this area.
Clinic for expectant Moms, Situated in Section 57 Thulana, Madawachchiya District In Rural Sri Lanka. Over 200 (aprox.)pregnant ladies, and Kids get their routine treatments from this medical center In any given Month. Not only that, there are about 150 dharma school kids attending dharma school at this Same location every week. More over almost all other government offices also situated in this same Location . As such This particular Location is of a great Importance To the Community.
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Help Sri Lankan rural communities in need of drinking water
By Lewmini Pitigala, assisting with SamajaSathkara.lk
Safe and readily available drinking water is essential for all of us. In rural and disadvantaged communities in Sri Lanka, their water is sourced from reservoirs, irrigation channels and ground water. Unfortunately, malpractices in agricultural operations, such as waste disposal and overdose application, have led to all these channels being polluted with traces of fertilizers, pesticides and heavy metals (eg. Cadmium). This has a dire impact on all members of these communities, young and old, as the consumption of contaminated water has caused fatal conditions such as chronic renal failure (CRF), diarrhoeal diseases, and other significant health repercussions. They need our support especially during these challenging times amongst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can achieve this with your kind donations. Please donate! Your dollar is worth more than you think.
WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAFE, FRESH WATER TO DRINK.
Our Project Plan
With your kind donations, our pilot project of providing 4 RO water filters to underserved communities can be achieved. We have prioritised our donations to remote areas which need it most, by donating to the areas of Anuradhapura & Puttalam. These 4 planned water filters will be donated to communal areas within these remote regions including a school, pre-school, temple and pregnant womens’ clinic. With the anticipated success of our pilot project, we hope to extend our donations for various causes including providing solar powered light for children studying at home and providing sewing machines as a means of self-employment.
In Sri Lankan communities, drinking water provided from various channels has little to no treatment, as people in these areas cannot afford treatment facilities. However, water quality in many parts of Sri Lanka is poor and is not suitable for drinking. Drinking contaminated water has caused kidney diseases, diarrhoeal diseases and other dire health complications among poor people. Our solution is to supply Revers Osmosis (RO) filters and water tanks to these poor communities. Your generous donations will be used for these projects.
- RO Filter – Rs.49,500 – Rs.56,000
(Dependent on the water quality) + transport+1yr of scheduled maintenance. Additional pressure pump (Rs. 3000) may need to be funded for dependent on the water pressure.
The selected Locations of Water filter installation
We look forward to making these donations to the following locations: Permission has been obtained from those locations and donations are expected to be made after the water condition is checked.
Meet Our Team
Lewmini Pitigala, 19 years, has a passion to give back to communities in Sri Lanka which are underserved.
Danesh manages the projects in Sri Lanka from initiation to completion. He is the Director of SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation. Danesh is a award winning community volunteer and an entrepreneur based in Sri Lanka.
Nilanthi is the project supervisor with SamajaSathkara.lk
Foundation with a great passion to help people.
Lahiru is the project coordinator for these projects.
About Our Organization
Helping Everyone | Everyday | Everywhere
Every day, SamajaSathkara.lk helps people in poorest communities in rural areas of Sri Lanka to survive and thrive. Linking kind hearted people with who are in real need. The beloved father of Danesh Maduranga Edirisooriya, Mr. B.H. Edirisooriya was in the view of helping out the needy, and during his lifetime he was engaged in such activities.
Danesh, following his fathers foot-steps along with his younger sister Nilanthi Edirisooriya (Vice President – SamajaSathkara.lk), came up this novel concept. Hence this idea was born in 2006.
Now Danesh working with facebook friends to enhance its services. It’s a registered foundation – Reg No. GA3032
Contact Our Team
If you need to contact the Organizer/Project Manager or if you like to have a customized project for your need please contact us. Sri Lankans can directly contact the SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation for Future Projects. We can do projects for your special events such as birthdays, anniveraries etc.
Dial +94701 10 10 10 to contact Danesh Edirisooriya.