Features

Rotary Club of Stamford sends donation of books and sewing machines to Sri Lanka

2 February 2018 - 65   - 0

A container of donated books and sewing machines weighing ten and a half thousand tons has been sent to Sri Lanka, according to the Bourne Local

Since 2006, the Rotary Club of Stamford in the UK has been collecting items from residents to send to children in f Sri Lanka after teaching English was made mandatory in all state schools.

On Thursday last week, the container began its journey from the hangar where it was stored at Copthill Farm, Uffington, to Kandy in Sri Lanka.

Pic courtesy By Lee Hellwing/bournelocal.co.uk

 

Tony Wakefield, of the Rotary Club, said: “We have given Sri Lankan children the chance to get an education, it just makes all the difference to their lives.”

Once in Sri Lanka the books will be distributed by The Rotary Club of Kandy, the publication said.

The container includes 150 sewing machines, which will be given to families so they can set up sewing businesses, as well as teaching and children’s books.

 

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

In pictures: Remembering the fallen

Commemorating the ninth anniversary of the end of the war President  on Saturday presided over a ceremony held at the national ...

21 May 2018 - Views : 30

Five deaths and 6 missing due to adverse weather 

21 May 2018

Two more board SriLankan board

21 May 2018

DMC warns of rising water levels

21 May 2018



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

In pictures : Asymmetry

The cast of Silent Hands recently presented Ric Robinson’s Asymmetry, a story of human relationships that ...

'Superman' star Margot Kidder dead at 69

Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the "Superman" films of the 1970s and 80s, has di...

In Pictures: 'Fun Home'

Captured here are images from the musical ‘Fun Home’ written by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron was pre...

“Chaos by SMS” this weekend

“Chaos by SMS” is back by popular demand. First staged in November last year, the play was an instant hit...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">