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"The Impakt Aid Trust"

Account #:0029-6000-1926

Swift code : BSAMLKLX

Sampath Bank Limited
No. 110, Sir James Peiris Mawatha
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka

 

 
Projects

1. Work For Widows

2. Mobile Meds Unit

3. Fun For Kids

4. Back To Work

5. Employment Through     English

6. Santation

7. Balapitiya Boys Home

8. Transitional Shelter

 
 
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In the early days of the Tsunami relief efforts, Impaktaid realized that there was more to aid then provisions and medical attention, there is a mental element and a large portion of the affected were children. A program was put together with the assistance of mental aid specialist such as that focused on

the mental well being of children. The organizers wanted to focus on happier times ahead as opposed to the memory of what they had experienced, hence Fun For Kids was born.

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The initial steps were to allow the children to tell their stories and express themselves through art. The children were able to release their frustrations, anger and sorrow through paint and crayon. The second stage was to introduce pure fun and entertainment in order to at least, for a few hours, take their minds off of their current dilemma. Over the next 10 months small groups of Impaktaid volunteers were dispatched along the coast hosting Fun For Kids programs with resounding successes.

 

Impaktaid was later introduced to Arabella Churchill of the British organization, Childrens World. A partnership was the result and the joint Fun For Kids / Childrens World program embarked on a successful 3 week South, South West coast Tsunami camp tour. The program consisted Trampolines, Parachute Games, Bean Bag Games, Badge and Mask Making. Volunteers teamed in to provide entertainment with Skits, Clowns, Magicians, Jugglers, Face Painters and Ballon Artists. We were grateful for Arabella's experience, guidance and wisdom and elected to continue with the program.

 

Based on the success of the joint Impaktaid / Childrens World program, Impaktaid then signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Tear Drop Relief of London whereby TDR provided funding and the use of a London Double Decker Bus. The program ran successfully for 12 months averaging 4 programs per week.

 

Unfortunately the MOU came to an end and the funding ceased, hence once again a program has been suspended until further funding becomes available.

 
 
 
 
 

Contact our helpful volunteers for further details:

The Impakt Aid Trust
150/2, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka

Office: +94 (0) 11 2507099
Fax: +94 (0) 11 2504322

Mail : info@impaktaid.com

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Update By : Rasika Perera