The Kandy Project

A District-wide Project in support of handicapped people in Sri Lanka

The project supports The Centre for Handicapped in Kandy, Sri Lanka, which provides artificial limbs and other aids for amputees and people with congenital defects. It has its own workshop which produces "made to measure" limbs. It also provides wheelchairs.  The project will help to fund an extension to the workshop and the provision of further expert training for the workshop staff. 

The Chair of the Trustees of the Centre is Rtn. Shamil Pieris from The Rotary Club of Kandy, Sri Lanka, so the project will be in partnership with this club.

Project Sri Lanka (whose Chair of Trustees is Professor Joy Palmer Cooper from Alnwick Rotary Club) has worked with Kandy Rotary Club and describes them as a long established and vibrant Club.  Last year's District Governor of Sri Lanka and The Maldives is also a member of Kandy Rotary Club.

The Global Grant Project is now complete and together with the Clubs in the North East of England, Kandy Rotary Club, Project Sri Lanka, District 1030 U.K., District 3220 Sri Lanka and Rotary's own charity The Rotary Foundation -  $95,493 has been raised.

 How the Project Fundng works:

Donations from D1030 Clubs

 $28,000

Donation from District 1030 DDF Fund

 $15,000

Donation from Kandy Club

 $15,600

Rotary Foundation contribution
(50% of donation from D1030 clubs)

 $14,000

Rotary Foundation contribution
(50% of donation from Kandy Club)

 $7,833

Rotary Foundation contribution
(100% matching of D1030 DDF)

 $15,000

GRAND TOTAL

 $95,493

At the August 2015 District Council meeting, Elaine Smith from the Alnwick Club gave a short presentation on the Kandy Project - click HERE to view it.

The Chairman added that the total number of devices provided by the Handicapped Centre in Kandy from June to the End of October 2016 is as follows:-

Above Knee - 20 

Below Knee - 35

Wheel Chairs - 42