About Us

What is CVI?

Cerebral Visual Impairment or CVI is an umbrella term for brain-related problems with vision. Children with CVI, have difficulty of seeing the world around them and this can cause avoidable mental health problems like anxiety and low self-esteem.

Our Goal

How best we could support CVI

What we do?

  • Set up CVI therapy Units for children at National Hospitals
  • Organize awareness programmes for Doctors, Therapists and Nurses regarding CVI


Join us and consider making a donation today.

A Place for Your Talents child repoter
Are you dreaming of being a reporter or an editor? If you have good writing skills and a passion for reporting, come join us! Report your regional news to - CUP CHILD REPORTERS’ CORNER

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Postal mail: CUP Organization, No.18, Turbo Houses, Pitawella Road, Boralesgamuwa
SMS:  0718601560

This project will; create your own identity, give an opportunity to develop literacy skills, give job opportunities, provide experience, bring self satisfaction and What More - chances to win prizes!!

Join us and display your talents!

childwyEncouraging children to create a story book of their own will give them an enormous confidence boost, it will also help to consolidate their literacy by putting the phonics, grammar and reading skills they have into practice.

CUP “Child Writer Project” helps to create a culture in ‘writing and a drawing’ among the beneficiaries of the “Little Libraries”.

Come join us to create child writers and make opportunities to expand their existing library with the proceedings of sales of their own story book and give them due identity.


To improve the reading habits among the children
To teach library science
To educate children to create their own story books
To teach children best practices (i.e. team work, organizing, sharing)

How to start a Little Library?

  • Select a place and children
  • To raise the awareness of children on how start a library, How to maintain, how to collect books, how to prepare library cards, and categorization of books
  • Distribute a print media guide and do a presentation to give more knowledge
  • Evaluate monthly based on their reports
  • Quarterly monitoring and field visits
  • Conduct workshops to develop children's reading, writing, and drawing skills
  • Conduct competitions among the libraries to select the best library


The Little Library concept was first implemented among the winners of Detol Punchi Hapannu, a project done by CUP. The children were educated to start a new library on their own with in a given time period.  CUP was able to assess the progress of the libraries evaluating the monthly reports, along with observations made during field visits.

The objective of the project is to inculcate the habit of sharing among them and to gain knowledge by borrowing and reading the books from their own library. Out of five little libraries the Vishwa Pradeepa (Dambadeniya) library won the first place. The second and the third places won by the Sarana Bosath Lama Pothgula (Ragama) and the Tikiri Pothgula (Rathnapura), respectively.

The best three dummy libraries were selected by the professional librarians following the below criteria.

  • Creativity
  • Organizing
  • Leadership and team work
  • Resource utilization
  • Acquired knowledge/experience
  • Presentation skills

Expected outcome

  • Teamwork
  • Improve creativity
  • Leadership
  • Sharing resources
  • Capacity building
  • Develop reading as a habit 

sisu diriya logo newObjectives

To assist needy school children in their studies
To help talented school children to improve in their studies
To give a hand to uplift desperate children of those who have lost their fathers (soldiers) due to the war


  • Select school children - age below 18
  • Select interested donors

Details to be collected:

1. Photograph of the student
2. Certificate from the Gramasewaka
3. Certificate from the School Principle
4. A request letter from the guardian of the student
5. A copy of the latest term test result sheet
6. Copies of certificates of extra activities (if available)


  • This Scholarship Scheme was started in 2007 and continued up to December 2017.
  • 120 students were benefited under this scholarship Scheme.

Important notes:

  • Donors could communicate with the Donee through Children's Upliftment Program (CUP) web site
  • Maximum Scholarship is LKR 1,500/= and the minimum is 750/= (this is decided by the donor)
  • Donor could visit the Donee with the permission of the Children's Upliftment Program (CUP) Officials
  • Donor could send gifts to the Donee through the Children's Upliftment Program (CUP) Officials















                          Sisu Diriya Appreciation






















   An Appreciation from the Students of

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           Sisu Diriya Appreciation























   An Appreciation from the Students of

                Neeththa Vidyalaya

The Children’s Upliftment Programme (CUP), which was born to this world, as a result of a thought of Nadee Dissanayake who strongly felt that she should make some worthy contribution towards the betterment of children in need together with few other close associates. This ultimately resulted in the formation of a dedicated team called “CUP TEAM”.

CUP was founded in May 2004 with the primary objective of building up the future of the younger generation of the country. Its scope is further narrowed down by targeting the community which suffered from poverty, lack of attention and guidance.

At the beginning CUP was registered as a charitable organization under the Companies Act No. 1982 and today it is a registered non profit making charity organization under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka. (Reg.No:L-141111)


Our Belief

  • Education is the foundation, where people can begin to improve themselves and their communities.
  • Today's children are tomorrow's leaders and educating them will have a positive impact on their future and their community's future.
  • All Children have the right to quality education regardless of their economic background.
  • All Children have dreams and they desire to fulfill them.
  • In leveraging technology, knowledge, and resources to create educational opportunities for Children.
  • Making an interest to read and write among children and bring out their inherited talents and creative thoughts.



Short Term

Conduct literacy programmes to enhance reading and writing interests and abilities and creating opportunities for participation, development and build the image of less fortunate children to become valuable and creative worthy citizens to the society irrespective of their creed, cast, religion and social standing.

Long Term

Making a change in the lives of less fortunate children to become valuable citizens to the society.


Why is there inadequate quality education in so many places?
Why most of the children do not like reading and writing?
Why children are not getting opportunities to perform their creative talents?
Why children are becoming robots?


  • Insufficient number of school buildings especially in remote areas.
  • Lack of Qualified Teachers and their unwillingness to work in remote areas.
  • Not enough libraries and reading facilities for children
  • Insufficient programs to teach the value of education for both parents and children.
  • Lack of awareness programmes of the importance of education
  • Uneducated parents unable to help educate their children.
  • Families unable to afford the cost of transportation and supplies necessary requirements to educate their children.


How you can help! – Three “T” Method



Becoming a member
Becoming a volunteer
Participating on the various events



Providing guidance or knowledge 



Organizing fund raising programmes
Making awareness of this charity among your friends 




Office Beares

Past President – Lal Saranapala

President - Prasad Galhena

Vice president – Harsha Gomes

Secretary – Nadee Dissanayake

Assistant Secretary – Damayanthi Perera

Treasurer – Nishantha Prerera

Assistant Treasurer – Lakmini Rasnayaka


Committee Members


Inoka Antony

T Perimbaraaj

Himani Wijenemanne

Rasika Udugama

Thumri Dissanayake

G.M Prasanna Wijeweera

G.R.K Deshapriya

M.M Maznavi

cup LogoThe choice of the Logo reflects the prime objective of CUP. Its foundation is the Child and care for children is its main service. The logo featuring a white coloured child holding a challenge cup in the centre of a black background depicts pulling less fortunate children from darker surroundings and giving light to their lives to create a happy, secure future. The Challenge Cup in the hand symbolizes the path of success, the child is led into through guidance and knowledge CUP provides – to be a Winner. The angled motion the child is placed denotes, the release of the child to a freer world empowered with independence, to make decisions. The ‘original’ Logo is created out of colarge-media using discarded scrap-material denoting the CUP spirit of putting to productive use ‘anything that others may no longer need’ – material such as USED Books & Computers.The motto ‘Let Us Care’ asks for permission to take care of and invites the world to join hands with cup to give care.

The Children’s Upliftment Programme (CUP)

CUP was founded in May 2004 with the primary objective of building up the future of the younger generation of the country.


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