The ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Sri Lanka is having a devastating economic effect on the country’s most vulnerable populations. With extremely little and oftentimes no government support, those that are already impoverished cannot currently work and unable to meet basic day-to-day needs. Prices for essential commodities have increased sharply during the lockdown, food insecurity is high and many are on the verge of death from hunger. With your help, Neyam Foundation will provide financial support to purchase food for those in the Jaffna and surrounding areas . Your donation will support the Jaffna Lions Club, community centres, churches, temples and village leaders (Grama Sevakas) to directly give common dry foods (rice, lentil, baby formula) and other essential food items to families with children, the elderly and others in need.
Neyam Foundation will work with trusted local partners to make sure 100% of your donations will go directly to essential food supplies. We will cover all administrative fees for this campaign. Our aim is to provide hunger relief during the lockdown and we hope you will donate what you can.
All funds will be received by Father Amirtha Jeyasegaram of The Jaffna Diocesan Centre for F Workers (A registered Sri Lankan charity).
Father Jeyasegaram will coordinate the distribution of the funds to local organizations for the purchase and distribution of food.
This Fundraiser is Organised by:
-Rev. J. Chandrakanthan, PhD, President of Neyam Foundation
-Margie Vincent de Paul, Executive Director of Neyam Foundation and Owner of Sunflowers Furniture
-Jegan Vincent de Paul, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors of Neyam Foundation
About Neyam Foundation:
Neyam Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that supports communities affected by war in the northern regions of Sri Lanka. Through our annual "Critical Needs" campaign we raise funds to support a specific community based on urgent needs. Neyam Foundation is a registered charity in the province of Ontario (Charity Number: 1954665).
Neyam Foundation Contact:
email: [email redacted]
3025 Kennedy Road, Unit 11
Toronto, ON, M1V1S3
Video: DAN Tamil news segment on Neyam Foundation Emergency COVID Relief - September, 2021.
The military enforced lockdown in Sri Lanka began on August 20, 2021 and was extended to September 6th, 2021 and then again to September 13, 2021.