Monthly Archives: February 2007

Sith Sevana Kitchen Block

Posted on by Jackie

Our project manager Jaya told us about Sith Sevena after working at the home on a voluntary basis. It is run by a former Buddhist priest and his wife.

Having started off with about 10 children, they had built up their numbers to about 30 mentally handicapped boys by the time we came across them and were about to take in roughly the same number of girls as well.

One thing the school lacked was a proper kitchen, which we were able to provide thanks to a donation of US$1,500 from Jonathan Back, a friend from Hong Kong who is also sponsoring about 60 children through our scholarship scheme.

Mark and I both attended the opening ceremony for the kitchen and were extremely moved by the efforts the children made to say thank you – many of them severely handicapped.