SATVA FUND SRI LANKA is a nonprofit organization (with tax-exempt status) established in the USA.
The goal of SATVA FUND is to positively impact the lives and wellbeing of Sri Lankans in need by funding projects that typically fall below the radar screens of larger organizations.
Here’s how Satva Fund has been making a difference recently…
The Araliya Trust aims to support families whose school-age children may be in danger of discontinuing their education because they cannot meet the financial burden of education. Satva Fund agreed to provide a monthly stipend to ten students in different parts of Sri Lanka. These students, ranging in ages from 10 to 22, receive stipends to assist them with essential expenditures and further their education. Among the students supported by the Satva Fund are a 13 year-old from Deniyaya who passed the Grade 5 scholarship exam and is now at Deniyaya Central, and a final year medical student at the University of Jaffna. Araliya Trust has been engaged in this effort for over two decades now, and carefully tracks the progress of these students through four community-based monitors.
Equality-based Community Support and Training (ECSAT) is a non-profit organization established in Galle in 2005 to assist vulnerable and marginalized members of the community, particularly children and people with disabilities. When ECSAT presented details to Satva Fund about the need for a program to help autistic and other special needs children in the Galle and Matara districts, Satva Fund decided to finance such a program for 68 children. Satva Fund provides for a Special Education Teacher, a Speech and Language Therapist, 2 Teacher’s Assistants and Refreshments for the children when they attend sessions at ECSAT every week.
The School for the Blind in Sri Lanka was founded over 110 years ago and provides essential services to hundreds of blind and visually-impaired children. One way to bring a sense of normalcy to these children is involving them in sports, such as cricket. When officials at the School for the Blind alerted Satva Fund board members about the need to replace the aging and often damaged cricket equipment and the immense sense of joy experienced by the children as they played cricket, Satva Fund purchased the cricket equipment for the School. There is also an annual six-a-side cricket tournament held at the School featuring a number of teams and the equipment purchased by the Satva Fund will be used at the tournament.
Community Meal Share Trust is a not-for-profit organization seeking to share meals with underprivileged communities in Sri Lanka. A Satva Board member had been working with Community Meal Share Trust for some months and initiated a discussion with Trust officials to determine a way to collaborate. When Satva Fund was informed about the dire need to pay for the meals of patients and caregivers traveling to the Kandy Cancer Hospital from great distances for outpatient cancer treatments, Satva Fund decided to sponsor meals for about 100 patients and caregivers once a week.
Satva Fund’s goal is to positively impact the lives and wellbeing of Sri Lankans in need, particularly in the context of the deep economic crisis the country faces.
© 2023 Satva Fund Sri Lanka is a nonprofit organization (with tax-exempt status) established in the USA | Email: email@example.com | CMS: Webvision Sri Lanka