Donation of essential items for expecting mothers and schoolchildren was recently arranged by the 551 Brigade of Point Pedro with collaboration of “Janasarana” foundation, Lions’ Club and Edna Company.
With coordination of 551 Brigade, Methodist Mission mixed school of Mathanai was given whiteboards, chairs, library books, whiteboard markers and sports ware while 33 students from low-income families received shoes, exercise books, lunch boxes and water bottles during function held at the school on February 21st.
On the same day, 30 expecting mothers were given items necessary for them during another function arranged by the 551 Brigade at Karaveddy government hospital with sponsorship of the same donor organizations. Total value of donations was about Rs. 400,000/=.
Commander 551 Brigade Colonel Sharada Samarakoon, Chairperson of EAP media network and founder of “Janasarana” foundation Dr. Soma Edirisinghe, Deputy Director of Education Mr. A. Sri Karan and representatives from donor organizations were present on these occasions.