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hemasoutreach_anuradhapura_vavuniyaThe foundation stones were laid for the 45th and 46th ‘Piyawara’ community pre-schools in Diviyaudabandawewa in Anuradhapura District and Neriyakulam in Vavuniya District. The Sri Lanka Army have undertaken the construction of the schools and will complete construction of both schools by July 2018. (more…)


‘Piyawara’ Unveils Newly Refurbished Child Care Centre at Welikada Prison Complex
The Hemas Outreach Foundation (HOF) unveiled the newly refurbished Child Care Center on 04th of February at the Welikada prison complex The ‘Piyawara Singithi Dinya’. is a special project aimed at empowering the lives of children under the age of five years living with their mothers at the Welikada prison for no fault of their own. There are approximately 15 – 20 children between the ages of three months and five years on average who are compelled to reside with their mothers in a separate prison ward under appalling conditions. (more…)


Piyawara opens 44th preschool in Bogaswewa, Vavuniya
Kids move from mud hut to a fully equipped Preschool
image002The 44th Hemas Piyawara preschool was ceremonially declared open on 30th October 2017 in Bogaswewa Vavuniya by Mr. Shaktha Amaratunga, Trustee of the Hemas Outreach Foundation /Group Director Hemas Holdings PLC, together with Security Forces Commander Wanni, Major General Kumudu Perera.

The residents of the Bogaswewa area were resettled post war under difficult conditions. The average income of a family is approx. Rs. 4,000/- a month which is a clear indication of the level of extreme poverty they live in. The children of the area were attending a preschool with barely any facilities, which resulted in their parents hesitating to send their children here to receive their early education.

With the opening of the new school however, a huge need in the area is now addressed with the total number of preschool children increasing to 57. (more…)