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‘Nawa Sithuvili 2007’, the prize giving for the 29 finalists of the three month creativity program conducted in collaboration with Mihira children’s newspaper will be held on the 18th of August 2007 from 2PM to 4PM at the Victoria Masonic Temple in Kolpetty.

This program which had a participation of over 200 youngsters from all parts of Sri Lanka was designed with the multiple goals of improving the knowledge and creativity of these children as well as building their self esteem by encouraging them to participate in a number of enjoyable literary activities.
‘Nawa Sithuvili 2007’ will also be a window through which prospective donors could get a glimpse of the educational activities carried out by CUP.


The first two flowers to start blooming through the Sisu Diriya Fund
Mr.Gamini Heraliyawala and Ms. Manjulie Hettigama became foster parents for Mahesh and Asra. Their first meeting was happened at Victoria Masonic Temple, Kollupitiya on 18 August 2007.

A “Charitable Activity” done at Hiripitiya Children Home on poya day of 2007. This was an event design to motivate children towards better future with the change of their mind. A massive crowd enjoyed the cool drinks & biscuits served by the children with the support of the CUP Team. End of the event the talents of the children were shown with “Poson Bathi Gee”. The children were really enjoyed with this event.

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An art competition was held on 1st May 2007, for the resident children. The evaluation and appreciation of the event was done on the same day. The building of the home was illuminated with colored flags, lanterns and oil lamps in the evening. It was an unprecedented event which made all children very happy.

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This was a project to inculcate the habit of sharing among them and to gain knowledge by borrowing and reading the books from their own library. 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 final event was successfully completed with the help of the donors. The prize giving was held at the Masonic Temple – Kollupitiya on 17th February 2007 evening.

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This was a creativity programme published in children’s news paper, “MIHIRA” requesting children to participate by forwarding an essay on the given cartoon. The programme was continued for three months. The best three essays were selected every week. There were 276 particpants from different areas of the country and 36 were selected out of them. The event was successfully completed with the sponsorship of Reckitte Bankiser Lanka Ltd. Final competition was held at the Masonic Temple -Kollupitiya. on 01.04.2006  from 1pm to 5pm.

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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