15 YEARS OF FREE PRE-SCHOOL
IN SRI LANKA
"CONTRIBUTING TO A JUST SOCIETY THROUGH EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY"
Sridec is a cooperation of two non-profit organizations in Sri Lanka and Germany.
The idea was born after the Tsunami in 2004. Initial ad-hoc help developed into a long-term project and the foundation of the first free Pre-School in Beruwala, Sri Lanka in 2006. The School provides classes for up to 100 children as well as sewing-classes for adults.
With her Children Induwara Deshan & Benushi Amanda and Elke Schüssler
"We live in a small house and it is situated in near SRIDEC preschool. We have no daily income and when I do work for hire, I earn just Rs.1000 (approx. $ 5 USD). We have no water and electricity facilities. The money which I earn not enough for our day to day life. We have small baby and she is a six month baby.So very difficult to spend our life with this income. I want to give Good education to my children and it is my big dream. My son is very clever child and he studies in SRIDEC pre school.Because give all the things free from SRIDEC pre school, it is huge help for us. SRIDEC pre school is valubal place for families like us."
A. Chamara Kumara, father (December 2021)
D.N. SANJEEWA KUMARA
& S.NILUSHA SANJANI
with their daughters D.N.Nethushi Rasadi (18 months) & D.N.Rasanjana Sandamini (4 years, to the right of the picture)
"Our family has four members.We live 600m from SRIDEC pre school. I do work for hire and my wife is a house wife.My income is not enough for our daily works.Because my house is a half built house, I have lots of works to do anymore and we drink well water.Although we have many dificulities and short comings,we want give good education for our children.My wife helps me for it. My daughter is very talent child for drawing and studies. we are so proud about it. We hope enter our little daughter to SRIDEC pre school in future. Because SRIDEC pre school give all the things free for our children,We want to be very thankful for it. SRIDEC pre school always give good education than other pre schools around our area.So happy to say our children get best education from SRIDEC pre school."
A.Chamara kumara, father (December 2021)