Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Xmas Party at Kathaluwa

Dec 27, 2007, Kathaluwa Education & Life Skills Centre

My dear Friends

We gave a Christmas Party for the 133 poor children learning english
at the Centre.

It was the first time many of them had been to a party.

Well wishers provided them with gifts.

The children recieved a pair of school shoes each

A school bag with a school pack of books , pens, pencils, crayons
and a pencil box.

They also had short eats prepared by South Point Villas
(Cake, curry puffs, cutlets, marshmellows, biscuits and a fruit drink)

It was wonderful to hear the children sing, give speeches in english and
speak so well.

It made us happy to see the progress the children had made from
having no knowledge to what they can do now.

All this progress from 15th September to 21st December.
It was a heartwarming experience
Here are some pics taken at the Christmas party, the children all look
great and happy and thrilled at what they got.

Regards,Sharmini Mathew

Saturday, 8 December 2007


Kathaluwa Education & Life Skills Centre, Southern Sri Lanka

Athens, Greece, Dec 8, 2007

Yesterday I managed to install a paypal software so that supporters of Kathaluwa Initiative can donate a dollar or a euro, something that wasn't possible before because of the high bank charges.

To know more about this humanitarian project in the Southern Sri Lankan village of Kathaluwa, please visit the website

Also you can join the facebook group for being updated

If you want to donate just send an email here:
We will send you a paypal request to your inbox and you can donate anything you feel appropriate. Don't be shy; We cannot trace what you donated and we will never use your email for any silly commercial things.

Your help can also be by sending us your ideas on how to better help these people, your expertise, inviting your friends to facebook group Kathaluwa, post to a blog or forum, write an article about us etc etc
Or even just sending us a note to refresh our energy!. All these are forms of help. We need your help!

Sunday, 2 December 2007


Great news will be announced officially by the end of the coming week after my talks with Andy Steel, founder of PATT Foundation ( Plant A Tree Today).

Through this strategic alliance with PATT Foundation, and together with Orphans International Worldwide, we shall strengthen the sustainability of all projects related to Kathaluwa, for children and adults.

And because Greece suffered a terrible disaster this past summer from fires in the bith region of all sides of my family, I am also into talks with the Greek government in order to officially invite Andy Steel in Greece to gain his insights and experience in reforrestation projects of large scale.

I must not though forget the great contribution and support of Patrick Farren who introduced me to Andy a while ago and who has helped me so much in developing the Kathaluwa initiative.

Anyone who would like to help us please email us at: