SATVA FUND SRI LANKA
The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind in Sri Lanka was founded over 110 years ago and currently provides vital 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 alerted Satva Fund board members about the need to replace the aging and 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.
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 children with autism and other special needs 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, two Teacher’s Assistants, and refreshments for the children when they attend sessions at ECSAT every week.