Goodbye to Pooja

Ocean Stars UK were very sad to say Goodbye to Pooja, a valued member of our Ocean Stars Lanka staff this week.

Naomi Booth :: Friday 17th January 2020 :: This Story

PoojaPooja joined us in 2015 as an admin assistant. We have watched her develop and grow over the last 5 years.

Pooja started working with us in 2015 with very little spoken English and leaves us as a confident English speaker who has made speeches in English to UK volunteers and visitors.

She has been our Preschool and Sponsorship Manager for the last 3 years and has done and amazing job over the that time. The 54 sponsor families in the Eastern Province really appreciate the support, care and love Pooja has offered them. Pooja leaves us to get married and join her husband in Kandy.

Pooja will be greatly missed by us all but we wish her and her husband every happiness in the new life together.

Rucksacks received

Rucksacks were bought for children who attend Sunday School at Thirukovil Methodist Church.

Naomi Booth :: Monday 6th January 2020 :: This Story

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Ocean Stars UK and Lanka start 2020...

...with the completion of Little Stars preschool

Naomi Booth :: Monday 6th January 2020 :: This Story

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Situated in the remote village of THANTHA Little Stars original preschool had to be relocated as the area has a large problem with elephants. Homes are frequently destroyed by elephants and keeping elephants away from residential areas has been challenging to the local community.

After a lot of negotiating and hard work the local government office donated a plot of land in a safe area and gave us permission to build the preschool. For Devamalar our Little Stars teacher this is a dream come true.

We wish her and the community Good Luck as they start the New Year.

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Goodbye to Zeddy

As she finishes her year as our Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 10th December 2019 :: This Story

Ocean Stars Lanka and UK said Goodbye to Zeddy last week as she completed her years placement as our Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Zeddy returned to Kenya last week and we wish her well with her future plans. We would also like to welcome Tharanika from Batticaloa who will join us on the 2nd of January 2020 as our new Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. 

We would like to wish Tharanika Good Luck with her new job. She has been shadowing Zeddy this last month and getting to know the communities we work in.

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Tharanika will join us on the 2nd of January 2020

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Nutrition workshop update

The impact of the Ocean Stars Lanka World Vision scaling up nutrition workshop continues

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 28th November 2019 :: This Story

Parents and teachers who attended the workshops are now cascading the information back to the communities.

Monitoring will continue through the year.

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Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 27th November 2019 :: This Story

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Coffee morning talk in Fleet

United Reformed Church invited Ocean Stars to their coffee morning and heard about our work in Sri Lanka.

Naomi Booth :: Friday 22nd November 2019 :: This Story

They presented Ocean Stars with a cheque for £300. We thank the URC for their support.

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Crookham Junior School's funded well

Crookham Junior School, Church Crookham, Fleet have been fund-raising for a well for Pattipalai preschool

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 13th November 2019 :: This Story

The money they have been raising has been used towards building a tube well for Pattipalai preschool. You can see the well being dug and now the finished well well with pump is ready to be used.

 

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Using the new wellChildren at the new wellNew pre-school well in use

 

New website for Ocean Stars Lanka

Find out more about the team and the work they do in Sri Lanka there

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 12th November 2019 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/364/w288/osl-new-website.jpgOcean Stars Lanka (OSL) is a registered all-island NGO in based in Batticaloa, Eastern Sri Lanka. The charity runs educational and community projects in areas affected by the 2004 Tsunami and 26-year Sri Lankan civil war. Ocean Stars Lanka's is funded by its sister organisation Ocean Stars Trust UK.

Ocean Stars Lanka now have their own website oceanstarslanka.lk.

Workshop in partnership with World Vision

Ocean Stars Lanka works in partnership with World Vision to deliver workshops on scaling up nutrition to all our preschool teachers.

Naomi Booth :: Saturday 9th November 2019 :: This Story

The workshop was so successful it made it on to Batti News http://www.battinews.com/2019/11/blog-post_729.html?m=1

OSL had to bid for the funding and their proposal was chosen so congratulations to our team on the ground. Parents from our preschools are also attending the workshops.

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By scaling up nutrition offered to our Ocean Stars preschools the aim is to improve the health of the children so they can better access their preschool education. The impact will then be measured through our Child Development programme.

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