A Modest Penny Well Spent

A project supported by Rotary Foundation

Avalon and Minehead join forces to provide washroom facilities in Sri Lanka

A party of Rotarians from Sri Lanka were hosted by Avalon Club's District (1200) through the Rotary Group Friendship Exchange operation in September 2015, and in February 2016 the return visit by representatives of the District which included our own member Mike Love, took place. The host clubs, spread throughout Sri Lanka, were the Rotary Clubs of Colombo Capital, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee and Kandy

During the Sri Lankan's visit to our District it had become apparent that help was required at the Sadasarana Preschool in the village of Neluwaththuduwa to provide a modern toilet block facility. Initial funding for this was provided by Avalon Club and the Minehead and Quantocks Club, who each provided £1000. Rotary Foundation matched these sums thus providing a total £4000 for the project. 

Our District representatives: from right, Mike Love (Avalon), Father Crispin (Colombo Capital), David Yates (Minehead) and Roger Andrews (Minehead).

Children from the school performing at the opening ceremony