NPC continues to support communities affected by Covid-19 with financial aid from the Canadian Government through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Misereor and the European Union (EU). Through these efforts 3,516 low income families, 5,620 persons including persons with disabilities and special needs residing in orphanages and old people’s homes and 440 families from marginalised community groups  including persons with disabilities and members of female-headed households have been supported up to April 30, 2020. These distributions are valued at Rs. 11,668,411. 

Friday, 08 May 2020 07:16

Elders and Children Receive Provisions in Anuradhapura

With funds given to NPC by the Canadian government through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CLFI), Anuradhapura DIRC donated Rs. 200,00 worth of dry food to two children’s homes, two elders’ homes and one long term care facility.

The homes were grateful to receive the provisions from the DIRC because they were facing food shortages. They usually depend on donations from well-wishers during normal days but when curfew was imposed, these came to a stop.

Ms. S. Withanage, the Head of the Rajarata Adults Home said, “There are six elders living in this home. Although it is a small number, with the Covid-19 situation, they are at high risk from the virus and due to the scarcity of food in the home. The home depended on donations to feed our occupants and these have now stopped. This is the first time an organization has come forward to give us supplies, so we are grateful to Anuradhapura DIRC, NPC and the Canadian donor for helping us out.”

Mr. S.S. Sisira Kumara, Head of the House of Joy Children’s Home said, “Because of the virus crisis we have great difficulty in getting food for our children as the donations we receive don’t last for even a week. These supplies from NPC and the Canadian donor will be sufficient for us for some time.”