We have sponsored over 75 children in Batticaloa since we set up the scheme in 2005. The sponsorship money helps pay for educational materials – stationery, textbooks, school equipment as well as transport to and from school for extra classes.
We are currently sponsoring approximately 100 children there. This area is remote and the people there were hit by the Tsunami and also the Civil War. The sponsorship money helps with educational resources.
Kilmya, an 18-year-old Muslim girl living in Trincomalee has been sponsored by Anne from the UK since she was 7 years old. Kilmya has recently received excellent A-Level results and is now studying Bachelor of Science at Jaffna University
In her own words...
“If it wasn’t for the sponsorship and support of Anne for the past ten years, I wouldn’t have been able to afford the extra tuition that has helped me to achieve my goal of staying at school and taking my A-level exams.