A Major Project in Sri Lanka to Assist the Areas Affected by Kidney Disease

Kidney patients project is one of the biggest projects we are doing for the year and has the potential to save several lives of people in NCP from dreaded Kidney Disease.

Assistance to areas affected with an unidentified Kidney Disease in North Central Province of Sri Lanka with over 13 deaths daily happening in these areas. Please see an article published in Sydney – http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/mystery-kidney-disease-spreading-fear-in-sri-lanka/story-fneuzlbd-1227189337882

Lions Club of West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook carried out fund raising activities to install a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Machine to provide cleaner water to these affected villages to potentially save lives. We have Rs. 1,515,000 available now to provide one RO machine which can provide cleaner water to 1,000 families (3,000 – 4,000 people). We have identified two villages to provide RO machines and Lions Clubs International, USA may consider a matching grant for the second RO Machine. The project will be handled by Registered Community Based Organisations formed by respective villages and registered with Sri Lankan authorities. Water Board has agreed to provide pump houses for two machines at their own cost. We are conducting this project together with our twinned club, Lions Club of Wattala, District 306B1, Sri Lanka who are currently holding funds in trust. Our President Lion Mohan Nanayakkara together with Past District Governor Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe of Lions Club of Wattala visited one of the villages earmarked to provide a RO Machines and had discussions with the community. Photo attached of the Community Based Organisation members together with Lion Mohan and PDG Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe near the proposed site for one RO machine. Lions Club of Wattala conducted a Medical Camp on 4/2/15at this site.

See project report attached for more details. Gatalawa Medical Camp – Project Report

 

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Religious observances

Religious observances before the start of the project

Hoisting the national flag

Hoisting the national flag

The Pharmacy

The temporary pharmacy for the project

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