JourneyScapes CSR Initiative

BACKGROUND

In November 2007, JourneyScapes embarked on a project to help the 196 school children of the Moragaswewa Vidyalaya in Habarana. We wanted to make sure that our efforts would truly make a difference to the local community, and that is why we chose this particular school, situated in one of the neediest locations in the entire country.

The Moragaswewa Vidyalaya accepts children from Grade 1 to O’Levels aged between 5 and 16. Opportunity is slim in this impoverished town in the district of Habarana. Most families struggle to make their ends meet. While the father provides for the home by engaging in farming and crop cultivation, the mother generally stays at home and looks after the family and the home whilst also helping her husband in daily agricultural activities. In other families, the fathers’ work as either construction workers or bus conductors. Some children wear slippers to school because they just don’t own shoes whilst others wear badly damaged pairs.

Most also own only one uniform each. Even less than a handful of the children have the privilege of owning two pairs of uniforms and a decent pair of shoes. Most children don’t get the opportunity to only concentrate on their education. When the harvesting period comes along children have to stay home and help their parents.ghg

And five-year olds who are waiting to start school end up having to wait much longer than anticipated, due to the serious dearth of teachers in the school primarily because of its remote location and the lack of facilities.

We spoke to some of the teachers and children of the school to find out how we could help them fulfill their most basic needs to start off with.

WHAT THE SCHOOL NEEDED MOST

A boundary wall Currently only a wire fence defines the boundaries of the school. This was built and handed over to the school in 2009.

Separate toilet facilities for girls and boys. There is only one toilet presently, common to both girls and boys. Separate toilet facilities for girls and boys were built and handed over to the school in May 2009.

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