Sharks:helping disabled veterans

Partnering with the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Army, the Sharks provided a group of disabled ex-soldiers with Juki sewing machines, a soldier who wishes to participate in the Paralympics with sports equipment and provided ten houses at Abhimansala (Brave Hearts Wellness Resort) with ceiling fans and exhaust fans.

Lycans: supporting English education

Knowledge of English is essential for success in today’s society. However, children in most rural schools face a disadvantage in learning English due to lack of trained teachers and resources. The Lycans sought to bridge this gap in a school in Galewela.In partnership with CandleAid Sri Lanka, the Lycans sponsored the establishment of an English resource centre at St. Anthony’s Central Secondary School atWasalakotte, Galewala.

Sharing our knowledge with young people

A group of Millennium staff conducted a voluntary workshop on information technology for Ordinary and Advanced Level students at a rural school in February 2012, helping improve their general knowledge, life skills and employability. The workshop was held at Udawela Central Secondary School near Hasalaka, a rural town in the economically disadvantaged Mahiyanganaya district.

Building homes for the internally displaced

In partnership with London Stock Exchange Group Foundation (LSEGF) and Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, MillenniumIT began building houses for internally displaced people in the North and East of the country.By January 2013, we completed the construction of 54 houses in Sinnathammunai, Vakarai and 51 houses as well a community centre in Muthiyankattikulam, Oddusudan.Currently, we are renovating and building 261 houses in Sinnathammunai.

Providing better sanitation for children with leukaemia

Often short of funds, the National Cancer Hospital at Maharagama is dependent to a great extent on private contributions to fulfil its mission. The toilet facilities at the hospital’s Children’s Leukaemia Ward had fallen into a dilapidated and insanitary condition, putting the young patients housed in the ward, many of whom are being treated with immunosuppressive drugs, at high risk from infection. Putting contributions amounting to more than Rs. 1.2m (as well as their own time and energy) to good use, MillenniumIT staff members renovated the facilities; discovering the rewards of making a personal, hands-on contribution in a worthy cause.

Autism awareness video project

E.A.S.E Foundation provides training in Facilitated Communications for people with speech impairments and works to help change society’s attitudes towards those with disabilities.

The video is aimed at raisingpublic awareness to celebrate diversity by accepting everyone, including those with disabilities, as equal members of society. 

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