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hemasoutreach_42-43The 42nd and 43rd ‘Piyawara’ community preschools were ceremonially declared open in Dehikindagama and Mahasenpura by the Hemas Outreach Foundation (HOF) Chairperson, Mr. Abbas Esufally on 21st October 2017. A warm welcome and colourful event was organized by the surrounding community. The ceremony was also graced by the trustees of HOF, Mrs. Sue Evans and Mrs. Azira Esufally.

The areas for the Piyawara preschools were carefully selected upon identifying that the children in their vicinities did not have a preschool all these years and had, in the meantime, occupied the village community center and the temple premises with bare minimum facilities to conduct their activities. Most children who attended these schools come from underprivileged communities in the area. Monaragala district is considered as one of the poorest districts in Sri Lanka and the HOF selected these locations with the guidance and direction given by the Children’s Secretariat of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs.


Hemas ‘Piyawara Singithi Diriya’ Prison Project to Enrich & Empower Children
In partnership with the Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Welikada Prison Authorities
hemasoutreach_Piyawara-Singithi-DiriyaColombo, Monday 28 August 2017: The Hemas Outreach Foundation (HOF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs of Sri Lanka and the Welikada Prison Authorities, launched ‘Piyawara Singithi Diriya’, 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. The event took place in the presence of the Foundation Trustees, Foundation Brand Ambassador, Mr. Roshan Mahanama and employees of Hemas Holdings PLC.


Hemasoutreach_44_PiyawaraThe foundation stone for the 44th PIYAWARA pre-school was laid in Salalihinigama in Bogaswewa (Vavuniya district) by Hemas Outreach Foundation. The village is extremely underdeveloped with very high levels of poverty. The average income of a family is approximately Rs. 5000/- a month and that too with the bare minimum.