Creativity, Fun and Joy for Disabled Sri Lankans

Give a smile to the disabled people of the Sambodhi Home of Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.

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Creativity, Fun and Joy for Disabled Sri Lankans

<p> First, thank you for reading this!</p> <p>  </p> <p> My name is Victoria, I'm 23 years old, from France but I'm actually living in Hikkaduwa, in Sri Lanka.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This is the story: </p> <p> I have been studying Physiotherapy for 4 years, after that I was looking to take some time before starting the real active life. So I decided to go to Sri Lanka were I was supposed to stay 3 weeks.</p> <p> But after those 3 weeks, I had the feeling I had to stay longer because my duty to Sri Lanka had not yet been realized. So I decided to spend the whole winter there.</p> <p> This is how I arrived in <strong>Hikkaduwa</strong>, beach city on the west coast of <strong>Sri Lanka</strong>, which also been affected by the Tsunami on 2004.</p> <p>  </p> <p> After some weeks there and talking around with the local people, I finally heard about the <strong>Sambodhi Home</strong>. The day after I was on the way to with my local friend Sajith, (to help for the Sinhala translation), I was to curious to know about it.</p> <p> I thought first it was an orphanage, but once I arrived I realized it was way much than I excepted.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Photo1-1447408511" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The <strong>Sambodhi Home</strong> was created 20 years ago, on the purpose <strong>to received disabled people which family couldn't take care of.</strong></p> <p> Today, there are 32 persons ( 31 woman, 1 men) and only 3 persons in charge of them.  The people are affected physically or/and mentally, like Trisomie 21, Sclerosis, paraplegic.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The survival of the Home <strong>depend of the donation</strong> given  by the local people (like rice, the) and tourist people who arrived until there. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Orph1-1447410073" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Orph2-1447410112" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> It's feel like it's a big Family, everybody help, the girls who can help at the Home to clean, cook and take care of the others. We were received with song and dance (what a great moment...).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Photo2-1447408692" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> I discovered that the girls are <strong>super creative</strong>, they spend the day drawing, painting, making bracelet and neckless, they also do knitting. I was without voice when I see this woman drawing and knitting with her feet.... </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="P5-1447409860" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="P4-1447409895" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="P3-1447409932" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Art2-1447409969" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Art3-1447410001" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> We went to visit them an other day with my magic friend, Marvin Berenas, from Netherlands, it seem they really enjoyed it: </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Magic1-1447409726" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Magic2-1447409761" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Magic3-1447409789" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Magic5-1447409818" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> I finally know the reason why I felt to stay, to<strong> give a little hand to those unique persons</strong>. </p> <p> Today, the most important is to bring them what they really need like food and clothes, but in the future I would like to help them more as physiotherapist. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Final-1447409681" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The goal of project is to raise some funds for the <strong>Sambodhi Home.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - First by providing foods ( rice, the, sugar, milk, bread, eggs etc.. ) clothes, new kitchen equipement.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Second by providing them some materials to keep their creativity on like paint, paper, pearls, wool etc...</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Third to offer them a day trip to Pinnawela to see the Elephant Orphanage and Kandy  to see the old temple ( Christmas is on the way !) </p> <p>  </p> <p> To give an idea of what could coast any of those:</p> <p>  (1 euro = 153 Rs) </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Food (for 2/3 weeks)</strong></u></p> <p> - Rice : 10 kg = 850 Rs (5,60 euros)</p> <p> - The: 1kg = 515 Rs  (3,36 euros)</p> <p> - Sugar: 1kg = 83 Rs (0, 54 cts)</p> <p> - Milk: 1kg = 810 Rs ( 5, 30 euros)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Materials</strong></u></p> <p> -Paper: 100 Rs (0,65 cts)</p> <p> -Paint : 1 pot = 50 Rs (0,32 cts)</p> <p> -Wool : 1 wool= 50 Rs (0,32 cts)</p> <p> -Fabric: 1m= 90 Rs (0,58 cts)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Bus Trip</strong></u></p> <p> 75 000 RS (490 euros) which inclued:</p> <p> - bus hired</p> <p> - bus driver</p> <p> -gas</p> <p> - food</p> <p> - tickets for the Elephant Orphanage and the Temple.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>TukTuk service</strong></u></p> <p> ( to go at least 2/weeks to the Sambodhi Home)</p> <p> - one way back : 2000 Rs (13 euros)</p> <p>  </p> <p> For an average of 2-3 months help, the final coast would be :</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>    <u>229 500 Rs = 1 500 EUROS </u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The plan would be to extend it for years and years.</p>



draw made by the girls


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wool bracelet made by the girls


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pearls neckless made by the girls


wool bracelet + pearls neckless made by the girls


all the last + wool bag made by the girls


all the last + pictures of the day trip


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all the last + pictures of the day trip


all the last + special souvenir from Sri Lanka

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