Children are one third of our population and all of our future!!!
The Leo club of Mahabage P.I.P.Mahendra Amarasuriya, District 306 B1 had the opportunity to lend a helping hand to the children of “Lama Gramaya” on the 14th of September 2013. This orphanage is overseen and conducted by the Good Shepard Convent Sisters. Children who are taken care by this mothers varies from ages of 3 to 17, all children are girls and are well cared for. Most children are orphans and some children with dire family situations are kept here temporarily by the courts. For each child the government pays a sum of Rs.20 per day and the Convent mothers riley on purely donations to take care of these children. The mother superior who was running the orphanage was so kind in bringing us to attention about the most essential products that they needed, which was mostly linen and body soap.
We were able to provide the children with items such as soap, milk powder, biscuits.. Etc.as we were visiting the orphanage the children were practicing for a concert which was due to be held two weeks from our visit. The sisters prohibits out siders from seeing the children because some of them has on going court cases, But we were fortunate to see some 5 year olds practice for concert.