Project Padaviya

Two years ago, our journey began with a simple but profound goal: to make a lasting difference. We didn't want to just offer fleeting help; we aimed to empower communities towards self-sustainability. And so, after careful deliberation, we found ourselves in Padaviya, a rural community tucked away in the north of Sri Lanka.

What we are doing in Padaviya

Padaviya isn’t just any town; it’s a place where every corner tells a story of struggle and determination. Here, families make out a living through fishing and farming, but their main incomes barely cover the basics. Children study under the scorching sun, dreams of brighter futures overshadowed by the harsh reality of poverty. Mothers yearn to provide for their children, while fathers juggle multiple jobs to make ends meet. But amidst these challenges, what struck us the most was the unwavering spirit of the people. Their resilience was the ray of hope amidst adversity. 

With a deep understanding of Padaviya’s needs, we embarked on a mission to create lasting change.

 

Our solution

An agricultural project centred around cultivating scotch bonnets. This isn’t just about farming; it’s about planting the seeds of opportunity. The proceeds from this venture will fuel a development fund managed by the community, addressing crucial needs like the following:

  1. Empowering Education: We’re committed to enhancing education at both preschool and high school levels. This means not only training teachers and refining curriculums but also ensuring that schools have the necessary resources to provide a quality education.
  2. Fostering Women Entrepreneurs: We recognize the untapped potential of women in Padaviya. By providing financial support for their entrepreneurial ventures, we’re not just investing in businesses; we’re investing in the economic empowerment of women.
  3. Personalised Mentorship: Education doesn’t end in the classroom; it’s a lifelong journey. That’s why we’re offering personalised mentorship to individuals, guiding them through their educational and career development.
  4. Psychological Support: Mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why we’re prioritising psychological support for both children and adults in Padaviya. By providing counselling and therapy services, we’re ensuring that everyone has the support they need to thrive emotionally and mentally.
  5. Youth Empowerment: We believe in investing in the future leaders of Padaviya. That’s why we’re empowering youth to develop sustainable income streams from a young age.
  6. Talent Development: Every child has unique talents waiting to be discovered. Through scholarships for private tutoring, we’re helping school children hone their skills beyond the classroom. Whether it’s music, art, or sports, we’re nurturing passions that could one day become lucrative careers.

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture: Finally, we’re encouraging families to embrace sustainable agriculture as a means of income generation. By providing grow bags and support, we’re empowering families to cultivate their own livelihoods while preserving the environment for future generations.

But here’s where you come in. We need your support to turn this vision into reality. We’re raising funds to kickstart our agricultural project, aiming to raise Rs. 4,000,000. Your contribution, no matter how small, will propel us closer to our goal.

Transparency is key to everything we do. We believe you have the right to know how your funds are being utilised. So, whether you want to join us on a trip to Padaviya, follow our journey on social media, or delve deeper into our project, the door is always open.

If you are unable to contribute financially at this time, we completely understand. Please know that your support is appreciated whenever you are able to offer it. If you know anyone who might be interested in supporting our cause, we would be grateful if you could share this document with them.

Together, we can rewrite the story of Padaviya, transforming hardship into hope, one harvest at a time.

Thank you for considering our humble request.