Buddhi Muhandiram

Engineering & Infrastructure Manager

Sri Lanka, APEC

Poverty

Improving the lives of those below poverty line

Main aim of the charity

To be of assistance for those who are economically helpless to sustain their lives and the education of their children

How the employee got involved and why

I have been doing such programs to uplift the lives of those living below the poverty line since my school days and I consider being an assistance to these needy people as ardent responsibility as a human being. There is no other thing that brings joy to me than to see the smiling faces of these families and children.

What work does the employee do for charity

Provision of economic ration packs and schoolbooks to needy in poverty As a part of my travel in and around the country I have observed people who are live in poverty in the most out skirts of the country in districts such as Hambantota, Monaragala, Rathnapura and Anuradhapura. This situation aggravated especially after the pandemic. I observed that most of the children in these families were both suffering from malnutrition and deprived of education due to the lack of schoolbooks and stationery. As a means of uplifting their quality of life and sustaining their attendance to school I organized ration packs and schoolbooks & stationery to each family. I have done this program for more than 10 years covering the aforementioned parts of the country. I used largely my own personal funds and additional funds being collected from a network of likeminded individuals who are committed for the same cause. Through our efforts in the year of 2022, we have been able to sustain approximately 150 families with ration packs and 150 children with the provision of schoolbooks and stationery & shoes to continue schooling and sustain for one whole year. The ration packs and the school materials are distributed by visiting the respective houses of these families.

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