We have now completed our project in Bentota, Sri Lanka. In September, we helped with a playground, chairs, desks, and a library at the Dharmasena school. This time, You Assist provided the customary backpacks for 152 students, making it a total of 367 backpacks donated to various schools since we started our work in Sri Lanka.
In the past, we only provided backpacks but in this instance we addressed the needs of the school as well by providing items on the principal’s wish list. It has made a big difference. School attendance has improved considerably and the children are happier. They even held a sports competition at the school for the first time in a very long time.