Help Tsunami Affected Children's Homes with the gift of a Computer
The Eelam Nation of 14 February 2005
The Living Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka in association with the Ampara Economic Recovery Organization (AERO) is offering a novel way to assist a number of orphanages in Sri Lanka impacted by the tsunami.
"Our Sri Lankan NGO the Living Heritage Trust has undertaken, among other disaster relief projects, one that aims to connect donors with particular orphanages in tsunami-affected areas of the east coast of Sri Lanka," says project coordinator Patrick Harrigan.
In time, each orphanage will have its one web presence on this site, so that each can tell the world its own story.
This is an alternative to a general donation to UNICEF, for example, and ensures not only that the money reaches the children, but that donors around the world can even select the home and correspond with them directly.
In response to a teacher in America who wanted her class to adopt an orphanage there, Harrigan pointed out that by providing a computer system to the orphanage at a cost of US$700, her students could be in direct touch with the children at the orphanage.
"This way, the teacher initiates two-way learning between her students and the children in Sri Lanka," Harrigan adds.
How to make a gift of a new computer to a children's home
Any individual, group of individuals, society, or agency may gift a complete new desktop computer system to the childrens home of their choice. The cost is only US$700, and includes setup and delivery as well as a complementary e-mail ID (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and unlimited home page facility on www.anathi.org web site.
Anathi.org desktop computers, purchased new with warranty from PC House, a reputable computer chain, currently consist of the following configuration:
Donors may affect payment of US$700 either through the selected children's home, or through Anathi.org, or even through the supplier PC House Pvt Ltd, Kalmunai branch. Enquiries may be directed to Anathi.org Program Coordinator Patrick Harrigan.
Anathi.org Project Coordinator
Living Heritage Disaster Relief
Regional field office
Kallady, (Batticaloa District) Sri Lanka
Telefax: +94 65 2227155
Cell: +94 77 3184484