Monthly Archives: June 2008

Weerawila Children’s Home Party

Posted on by Jackie

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWe came across Weerawila Lama Nikethanaya children’s home through our project manager Jaya, who knew the owner, Mr Bandara, a local lawyer. We were very touched by the dedication he and his wife showed towards the children, nearly all of whom had suffered some form of abuse.

The home had been incredibly well thought out, with the children living in homes of about 10 children each to give them the feeling of belonging to a family rather than a large institution.

The grounds were also incredibly clean and tidy thanks to Mr Bandara’s determination to create a beautiful environment for the children to grow up in.

Pictured right is one of children with gifts donated by friends in Hong Kong. These had been bought over by Steve and Jonathan – who is sponsoring a number of local children.

They were distributed at a party one afternoon and it was hard to tell who had the most fun – the children playing musical chairs, or  Apple fan Steve acting as DJ with his iPod and speakers.