Not Because we are more capable than somebody else, but simply because we are humans…
Have you ever questioned the purpose of your existence? Ever questioned “why” you do the things you do ? If you are subconsciously saying yes then your answer must be something like ”to live a fulfilling life, a happy life, a rewarding , content life.. the list goes on! “ The question is, how do you do that?
Looking at many people who have lived a fulfilling life, or claimed to have lived, one always puts the emphasis on what they did for others. On how they lived their life not for themselves, but for others who could never pay them back. The selfless people who lived before us made the world a little better by doing what they can. Each and every one of us owes something to the people around us. It is not because we are more capable than somebody, but simply because we are human beings.
Keeping this in mind, we at IMCD started helping out schools around the country with the project named “My Dream School” . The aptly named project was focused on uplifting educational standards of rural schools and students who have a willingness to go that extra mile to achieve great things in life. The project focuses on building /renovating school in terms of infrastructure and providing stationeryand educational support to every childto last one whole year! We humbly take pride in helping out more than 2000 school children all around the country. If completing seven successful project initiations in different districts in Sri Lanka has taught us anything it is that we still have a lot more to do than what we have already done.
Project My Dream School phase eight is set to put into action on January 2017 with the help of the amazing volunteers of IMCD. And this time we are planning to help out a school in Eastern province in Sri Lanka. Situated in Batticaloa west , Vilavaddavan Vinayakar Vidyalayam in Batticaloa has a count of 211 students who are struggling to excel in their education. They come from poverty stricken families who have the will to learn but lack the opportunity to do better because they are a little behind in resources. Despite the fact that they lack resources, they have a dedicated set of teachers who try their best to provide these students with a wholesome well-rounded education. We are planning to aid them with their education with our level best at phase eight of project MDS.
The event will take place in Batticaloa school on January 21,22 and 23rd.Team My Dream School is planning to renovate, paint school buildings desks, chairs, roofs and aid in many other activities that’ll essentially build a whole new wonderful school at the end of two days. In addition to all this we will give a full school pack comprising of all the necessary stationery items to every child when they walk into their new school on Monday! Based on the school requirements, we are planning to give away sport equipment, musical instruments etc, on the day of the event.
This noble attempt to uplift educational standards of the school requires a lot of effort and time along with financial assistance. This is where you can also contribute to p help us by any means possible. Be it may, goods, stationary or financial donation, every cent counts.
Here is a shortened list of items we need to purchase for the event. A more detailed list can be requested from our project members. You can donate via Takas : goo.gl/7NvfZX
- Stationery Pack for Each Student including, school bad, bottle, lunch box and
- Essential stationery items
- Classroom packs including Chalk, Maps, Mathematical Support Material, etc
- Books and cupboards to the Library
- Agriculture equipment
- Music instruments to initiate a Western Band
- Sports Equipment for Cricket, Volleyball, Football and Chess
- Cleaning Supplies
- First Aid supplies
If you are thinking of making a real impact in this New Year and being the person you always wanted to be, do join us on this journey to make someone happy in the most sincere way possible. We welcome individuals, organizations, financial donations or simply the smallest contribution that will help us to bring this plan into reality.
You can also be a part of My Dream School next event by taking part on the final day of the event..It sure will be an amazing experience for you to see the kids faces light up when they open their new school bags; we guarantee that you will have happy tears in your eyes with a heart full of memories by the end of three days!(Here you can find the event page: https://goo.gl/DXZreE )
Let us all put our collective effort in making this dream school a reality on this new year and help make a kid’s dream of good education come true. After all, it is not just our duty, but our purpose of life to help someone who cannot repay us!
For more details please follow :
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/MyDreamSchool
Twitter : https://twitter.com/mdslk
– Eranga Gunasekara –