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Two Jeans, Three T-shirts and a Hunger for Education

May 20, 2014 0

Vision impaired Sivakumar has a vision to become the government agent of Vavuniya, District but he has only six months worth of funding. What will he do when the money runs out? As if being vision impaired, is not enough of a challenge, Sivakumar, a bright A grade student from the North of the former war zone of Sri Lanka has been dealt a lean hand in areas of economic sufficiency too. This has hampered his access to higher education. Sivakumar, is a national scholar; coming 8th in the Advanced Level Examinations in the district of Vavuniya, in 2011, with ...

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Lessons of Peace for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Sep 25, 2013 0

Ethnic tensions and violence are great concerns prevailing in most Asian countries. Due to such situations a number of communities are victims of non-tolerance, hate speech, discrimination and ethnic conflicts which are detrimental to the development of a country. With the aim of empowering the youth of such countries to be agents of peace in their cultures and communities, Alliance Development Trust facilitates the interfaith dialogue – School of Peace – in collaboration with the Interfaith Cooperation Forum (ICF). The sessions also provide the participants an opportunity to discover Sri Lanka and understand the process of reconciliation following the ethnic ...

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Change Makers Take a Chance on Peace

Aug 30, 2013 0

Children are our hope for the future. Alliance Development Trust (ADT) believes that investing in their happiness and security ensures a brighter tomorrow for all. Thereby ADT facilitates Change Makers’ clubs in underprivileged communities all around Sri Lanka, with the aim of providing a safe place for children to play, learn and participate in development activities taking place in their villages. Various programmes and activities are conducted regularly in a manner that will give the participants an opportunity to organise and carry out activities that address issues prevailing in their communities. ADT further conducts training programmes for volunteers who work with ...

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Medical Camp for the Community of Madukulam

Jun 18, 2013 0

Madukulam is a small village situated approximately 25 kilometres from the Vavuniya town. Although the village has a bus service to town twice daily it is undependable and as the villagers need to spend an entire day to receive medication most neglect to go to hospital even when they are sick. As a result, the health situation of most villagers was terribly neglected. The elders, mothers and children in Madukulam were those mostly affected due to this situation. Alliance Development Trust (ADT) identified this need and organised a full day’s medical camp on the 8th of June, 2013. As it ...

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Transformation of Colours

Dec 30, 2012 0

Beautifully dressed brides and grooms took to the ramp in an array of styles and fashion. It was a gala night, with photographers, TV crew from various local stations, pounding music and colourful lights, as brides and grooms dressed in traditional Sinhalese, western and Tamil bridal attire sashayed down the ramp. ‘Transformation of Colours’ – a bridal extravaganza, was the culmination of a Beauty Culture course conducted by the Alliance Development Trust (ADT) in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL). The applause was thunderous as the beauticians who dressed the brides came up to take a bow and ...

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