I just turned 10 months and with my 1st year birthday being only 2 months away, I am set on a really cool mission. I have set myself an ambitious goal to complete 100 kilometers by my first birthday (26th December) so that some children back in Sri Lanka can have real musical instruments to learn from.
I have attached some photos of how children in 2 schools learn music at the moment (Polgaha Arawa Vidyalaya – Badulla and Waligamuwa Kanishta Vidyalaya - Rambukkana) . They only have one old "Serpina" which the music teacher uses and all other kids play with a drawing of the keyboard on a piece of paper (some photos below). After contacting the schools they have given us a list of instruments they would like to have, so they get a chance to learn music with a real instrument and not a drawing.
My target is to raise SLR.200,000 and ammi & thaththi (my parents) have promised to double whatever I raise by my birthday.
Within the next 2 months, I will crawl, swim, walk and do a few Kms on the backpack and stroller, and if all goes well I might even walk the last few. But whatever it may be I'm determined to complete the 100 Kms "Dru Crawl/ Walk"
You joining my cause is certainly the best birthday gift I could have, and I really hope that together we can make a difference to the way these kids learn.
Unfortunately due to Covid, it's unlikely that I will be able to be in Sri Lanka for my birthday to actually visit these schools. But my grandparents have kindly volunteered to take care of everything and I really hope that some of you will be able to join them to go and make these donations to those kids.
Will be in touch with more updates!
- Chami & Hasi
- Sam Gamage
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- Thiyumi Abeysinghe
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