THE RIGHT EDUCATION
Education is free in Sri Lanka but the materials needed to help with learning are not. In many areas just getting to school can be a trial in itself.
OneSky.charity raises money to help talented young people to buy books, pens, uniforms, lighting… even bicycles – whatever it takes to overcome their daily challenges and get the education they deserve.
Sri Lanka is a land of around 14 000 villages which are home to almost 80 percent of the population.
Lack of reasonable transport facilities in rural areas is one of the main challenges to Sri Lanka’s prosperity and our team travels by bus, motorbike, tuk-tuk and on foot to reach the resourceful people living in these remote areas.
SKILLS FOR WORK
After working with Sri Lankans for many years in our last business, we have come to care passionately about the welfare of young Sri Lankans – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds fighting daily to overcome unimaginably difficult circumstances.
This is why we’re raising money for the equipment and support they need to be given a fair chance through education.
YOU CAN HELP – MORE THAN YOU THINK
Give a little, change a lot.
A solar lamp
Buys one solar lamp to do homework after dark.
In rural areas, many houses do not have basic amenities – including electricity. This means, people often have to use dangerous and polluting paraffin lamps. Instead, solar lamps use Sri Lanka’s abundant sunlight to charge up during the day and provide bright, clean, safe light for free at night.
Buys a bike to save hours walking to school.
Many children walk for hours to and from school. As well as long and hot, their routes can be dangerous. Houses in the jungle are often surrounded by elephants and other dangerous animals. Often, children cannot set out on foot because the journey to school is simply too dangerous.
A push-bike provides and simple, cost-effective and long-term solution to this challenge allowing a child to get to school every day.
Education for a whole year
Gives a child what they need to attend school for a whole year.
Can you think of a better way to invest £80 today? Although to most of us, £80 is not a fortune, in Sri Lanka it can offer a child the chance of a future. Education plays a major part in the life and culture of the country, we believe that it should be the right of every Sri Lankan child – not just those with wealthy parents.
EVERY SINGLE PENNY
AT THE HEART OF ONESKY.CHARITY IS A VERY SIMPLE PROMISE – 100% OF THE MONEY WE RECEIVE IN DONATIONS ARRIVES IN FULL WITH THE RECIPIENT. WE COVER THE COST OF ALL ADMIN AND ALL FUNDRAISING.