Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00
Elizabeth Moir senior school contributes to Youth Progressive Foundation centres
In a collective effort, students of the Elizabeth Moir senior school conducted a series of fundraising activities aimed at supporting Youth Progressive Foundation (YPF) Children’s Resource Centres (CRCs). The fundraising drive comprised of a bake sale which took place at the school as well as donations by parents and faculty.
The generous contribution was received with gratitude by YPF, a youth organisation that focuses on empowering and mobilising young people. YPF encourages positive change in Sri Lanka’s disadvantaged youth through the propagation of education, training, life skills coaching and mentoring. A vital aspect of this approach is the sustainability of its results. YPF was launched as an environmental organisation by Ashan Malalasekera, in 1994. Post tsunami, steered by necessity, its focus shifted to educating youth.
The Elizabeth Moir School inculcates a culture of responsible citizenship amongst students. Children are encouraged to develop complementary life skills alongside their academic education. The students selected YPF as the beneficiary of their social services this year. They were successful in raising sufficient funds to supply stationery, books and water filters to the YPF Children’s Resource Centres, impacting over four hundred children in need.
Involvement by local and international communities is encouraged by YPF. A donation of USD 120 will sponsor a child for a year. Alternatively, donors may sponsor one of two CRCs in the East. Volunteers looking for a rewarding and memorable experience are welcomed by the non-governmental organisation which offers further information on its website www.youthforlanka.org.