Teacher Training Workshop

A 3 day Teacher Training Workshop for 70 pre-school leaders

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 24th July 2019 :: This Story

Ocean Stars is organising a teacher training seminar for 3 days for 70 preschool teachers some of whom travelled over 10 hours to attend.

The opening ceremony was reported in the Batti news on Friday 19 July. The project was organised by Ocean Stars UK and funded by Fonthill UK and Sunny-sid3 up.

The teachers are delighted to be able to be together and learn from each other as well as attend workshops.

Zeddy presenting awardDan presenting awardDilanee presenting award

Mrs Kalavelly led the preschool training on all the admin required by the preschool bureau. These included registers for attendance, minutes of parents meetings , teachers attendance , special needs records, resources inventory.

Admin requirementsWorkshop attendees


Alfie fund raising for 2020!

Alfie who is planning to volunteer with Ocean Stars in 2020 has already started fund raising.

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 10th July 2019 :: This Story

Alfie's fund-raisingHe held an afternoon tea with a photo quiz and balloon modelling competition and raised over £500 in the process !

Well done Alfie.

If you would like to volunteer with Ocean Stars in 2020 October then please get in touch with us: oceanstarstrust@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Visiting Sri Lanka High Commission, London

Ocean Stars is hoping to take a group of students from Calthorpe Park school in Fleet to the High Commission in the autumn.

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 9th July 2019 :: This Story

Dilanee with Mr Abdul Haleen and Mr Sam CoorayDilanee OST Founder spent the day at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London and met Mr Abdul Haleem Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs and Mr Sam Cooray Third Secretary for Education.

Dilanee at the Sri Lanka High CommissionThe High Commission supported Ocean Stars UK with their application to register Ocean Stars Lanka as a Government NGO in Sri Lanka. Mr Sam Cooray is also very supportive of the work Ocean Stars does with UK preschools, primary and secondary schools promoting cultural understanding between young people. Ocean Stars is hoping to take a group of students from Calthorpe Park school in Fleet to the High Commission in the autumn.

Ocean Stars is delighted to have the support of the SL HC in our work empowering children through education in Sri Lanka.

Jo and Janine's bike ride

This is how it went...

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 :: This Story

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Ocean Stars Trust had their AGM on Thursday 27 June

Naomi Booth :: Friday 28th June 2019 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/352/w288/ost-agm%20%281%29.jpgSeveral Friends of Ocean Stars attended and talked about their role in the charity.

We are very grateful to everyone who give so generously if their time in our vision of creating a Sri Lanka where children have equal opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of OST please contact us!

100 Mile Cycling Challenge

Janine and Jo taking on this challenge to raise funds for Ocean Stars Trust

OceanStars :: Sunday 9th June 2019 :: This Story

You can help Janine Dunbar raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page.


"Jo and I wanted to combine a new personal challenge with supporting the vital work of Ocean Stars Trust in Sri Lanka, where it works to 'Inspire Children Through Education. 

The funds we raise will go towards supporting children, families and teachers in some of the poorest areas of Sri Lanka where OST projects are based.

Sadly, Ocean Stars projects have been further affected by the Easter Sunday bombings. It has been a very difficult time for the communities supported by the charity.

The work of Ocean Stars Trust has a long-term and ongoing commitment to empower children and families from all backgrounds across Sri Lanka, bringing light to education and to every life."

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Ocean Stars Trust so that we can put your generosity to good use!

Sewing teacher married

Ocean Stars sewing teacher Krisha who works at Hope House 1 and 2 got married today.

OceanStars :: Friday 31st May 2019 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/343/w288/ost-wedding2.jpgOur staff in Batticaloa attended the Hindu wedding and celebrations. The UK Trustees would like to congratulate Krisha and Sanjeeva on their marriage and we send them our Good Wishes.

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Dan's Adventure in Sri Lanka

Dan Bunter has just set off on his 174 day adventure to Sri Lanka.

OceanStars :: Tuesday 28th May 2019 :: This Story

He will be carrying out a study on social and economic impact to compliment the livelihoods study he and Zeddy Kibet carried out last year.

This study will be part of Dan's dissertation for his MSC in Impact Evaluation at UEA (University of East Anglia).

Zeddy Kibet is returning to Sri Lanka from Kenya? to carry on her work as our monitoring and evaluation manager.

We send them both our best wishes as they begin their projects in Sri Lanka!

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Fleet Rotary Club Fun Walk

Fund-raising with a fun walk

OceanStars :: Tuesday 7th May 2019 :: This Story

Fleet Rotary Club Fun WalkA group of 20 students and teachers from Calthorpe Park School completed the Fleet Rotary Club sponsored  walk raising money for Ocean Stars as well as using the occasion to bond as a team before their forth coming trip to Sri Lanka in October 201.

The group has so far raised a total of £5000 for the work of Ocean Stars Trust in Sri Lanka.

Easter Sunday Appeal

We have launched our Easter Sunday Appeal and delivered our first relief for families involved

OceanStars :: Monday 29th April 2019 :: This Story

Following the Easter Sunday events in Sri Lanka, we would like to thank everyone for your kind messages of concern and support. It has been a very difficult time for our staff and for the communities we work in.

It is only now that our staff on the ground have been able to assess the immediate needs of those affected. Following meetings with Directors of Batticaloa Hospital we have together identified urgent medical and non-medical supplies to help those affected.


Ocean Stars providing relief to Easter Sunday families in Sri Lanka
Ocean Stars providing relief to Easter Sunday families in Sri Lanka.

We are now launching an appeal for funds to support our Easter Sunday response. This appeal will finish on 31st of May 2019.

Donate via PayPal

Other ways to Donate

This special appeal is part of our long term and ongoing commitment of our work to empower children and families from all backgrounds across Sri Lanka, bringing light to education and to every life.  Thank you for your support.


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