End of year concerts and ceremonies have taken place at Saplings and thirteen children have progressed to primary school. There are currently 28 children studying at the pre-school. More recently, the library facilities at the school have been enhanced by the purchase of new books and equipment.
The following three SERVE projects have been supported by the ICT COVID Relief Fund and a donation from the Rotary Club of Coventry.
Project 1. Food Assistance: Twenty four food packs were given to children and mothers affected by COVID-19. Each pack contained packs of dry rations including 10kg of rice, milk powder, dahl, sugar, tea, soya meat, coconuts, biscuits and noodles.
Project 2. Micro-Enterprise Support: Six interest-free loans to mothers of school-age children to be paid back within 10 months through SERVE self-help groups. The loan may be used as running capital or to purchase small items that may strengthen their business and income such as grocery shops (1), food production (2), sewing (2) and carpentry (1).
Project 3. Children’s Educational Support Programme: We have given school supply packs to 20 disadvantaged children – 10 girls and 10 boys from Moratuwa. The packs consisted of school shoes, school uniforms/underclothes, books, pens, colour pencils, pencils, erasers and rulers.