Most of us will have access to all our basic needs in London. We will always have food, medicine and education in some form or another.
There are, however, children in vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka who under a strict curfew during Covid-19 have not had access to any education or any form of online learning since the early part of 2020.
“...The pandemic has hit the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies hardest.......” United Nations
Being born, raised in Sri Lanka myself and having experienced life in poverty during the civil war, I am only too familiar with the current hardships’ children are undergoing.
As such, I am currently giving free online lessons via Zoom from London to children in Sri Lanka, who come from these vulnerable communities.
At present I have over 50 children whom I teach in two sessions where one laptop is shared between them and we use a projector to show the teaching material. As you can imagine, this is very difficult and restrictive in teaching as I cannot individually speak to the children, or communicate with them clearly.
I am reaching out to you all as Covid-19 has affected all of us and our families in one way or another.
I am personally fundraising money to buy at least 10 laptops in the UK as I believe they are considerably cheaper here than Sri Lanka. A basic laptop will cost around £200 in the UK.
Another option I am looking at is ‘used’ or refurbished laptops anyone might be willing to donate.
Please give what you can, small or large. A donation of any amount or a donation of a ‘used’ laptop will make a huge difference to these children’s education.
If you know of any businesses who may wish to support my initiative please do share this page with them.
Thanking you in advance,