Friday, October 22, 2010

Tangalle, Sri Lanka: Here we go!

The team started work today by getting right to it. We took the laptops generously donated by HP to the Tangalle Primary School. They had prepared a classroom for us by getting desks and Internet access - both of which were purchased by Softchoice Cares with money that was raised by Softchoice's people. It was a bit of mayhem but we were all moved by the children who welcomed us when we arrived.

We also had the opportunity to visit the original village where Softchoice helped build homes for people affected by the Christmas 2004 Tsunami. It was amazing to see the growth of bushes and shrubs to fill in the community. I recognized some of the children and they too had grown in the 4 1/2 years since we were in Sri Lanka.

Two of our side projects are helping a poor family to get a roof on their home. We will be using some of our manpower to help finish the house before the monsoon season. This family is a lovely couple with two children- both of whom attend the Tangalle Primary School. The other project is a development project where we are helping build a trades training facility.

More stories and pictures to follow!

DWC Participant
Sri Lanka 2010

No comments: