Bags sewn in Yatiyanthota

For pre-school teachers

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 4th February 2020 :: This Story

Ocean Star teachers with their resources bags made by our Ocean Stars sewing project in Yatiyanthota.

The teachers also collected uniforms , school bags and ocean Stars calendars.

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1000 School Uniforms in Batti

Find out what else was give out today...

Naomi Booth :: Sunday 2nd February 2020 :: This Story

The OSL Team and Dilanee gave out 1000 preschol uniforms, school bags, teachers sarees, teachers bags and Ocean Stars calendars to our 20 Batti preschools this morning. The OSL team did this monumental task with smiles on their faces. Well done everyone !!

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Ocean Stars on national television

In Sri Lanka

OceanStars :: Monday 27th January 2020 :: This Story

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Food Parcels

for families in Batticaloa

Naomi Booth :: Monday 27th January 2020 :: This Story

The distribution of 150 food parcels for targeted families started today in Batticaloa.

50 families supported by Ocean Stars UK and Lanka received a food bag containing rice, flour, lentils ,salt, milk powder, tea and Pappadums.

The Food Bag project is funded by our UK partner Sunny-sid3 Up and Ocean Stars are very grateful to them for their support. The mothers commented on how grateful they were to receive these essential items which they often cannot afford and have to go without.

Thank you Sunny-Sid3 Up. You have brought happiness and joy to hundreds of people.

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A new beginning

January marks the beginning of the new school year in Sri Lanka.

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 :: This Story

 It is a busy time for our Ocean Stars Lanka staff as 1,000 school uniforms and bags have to be distributed to the 1000 children who will be attending the 25 preschools funded by Ocean Stars Trust UK. Today the first 35 uniforms were distributed to the children who attend St Peters preschool in Yatiyanthota.

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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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