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Two lives ware changed forever: Mr Suresh Kumar’s and the life of his sponsored child little Yasiru Jayashantha’s who is currently studying grade seven at Royal Collage, Horana. Yasiru successfully got through his grade five scholarship in Karandana Vidyalaya, Rathnapura and was selected to Royal Collage.

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Mr Sunil Lakshmanasinghe created a real and lasting change when he decided to sponsor little Gihan Senarath in grade six who is schooling at Royal Collage, Horana. Gihan is gifted with talents such as Drawing and reading. He has been participated and was awarded in many occasions and more to go. In addition to that, little Gihan’s big ambition of becoming a doctor drawn in some emotions on everyone’s faces at the event.

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Nikawehera - one of the remote multi-religious villages due to its diverse ethnic mix of people originated and settled from various parts of the country.

Nikawehera Primary School is surrounded by students from 400 families in the area. From the warm welcome in the morning till the end with great farewell, the whole session was filled with Affection, Joy, Emotion and fullness from students and their families. The extreme support given by the teachers in the school was second to none.

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A group of students got together to help CUP ‘Little Library Project’. They are Kavindya Allahakkoon, Golda Perera and Dulanjalee of Royal Institute Colombo, Shehan Rodrigo and Sheron Rodrigo of St. Joseph’s College Colombo and Amritha Allahakkoon from Colombo International School.
Realising the value of helping their peers who are not privileged as they are, these students were looking for a way to lend a helping hand.

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Mr Nuran Dissanayake together with CUP officials donated a Braille writer to Sewwandi on 4th February 2012. She is currently studying in Year seven at the School for the Blind, Ratmalana. Sewwandi is a beneficiary of the CUP Sisu Diriya scholarship and this donation will help her immensely towards her education.

CUP officials Harsha Gomes (Vice President), Nadee Dissanayake (Secretary) and Sewwandi's mother also participated in the event.

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The 14th Little Library was inaugurated by CUP on 29 January 2012 at the Dandeniya, Urugamuwa Purana Maha Viharaya in the Matara District. The main sponsor of the event was Sabeer Iqbal. Ranjith Dissanayake joined with CUP donating a name board. Dilhara Karunanayake, Harindranath Chandrasiri, and Charitha Dissanayake also donated books to the Library. Roshan Gunawardana extended his kind support providing transport facility to the team.

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The 13th Little Library was inaugurated by CUP on 28 January 2012 at the Panagala Purana Maha Viharaya in the Galle District. The main sponsor of the event was WNS Cares Foundation. This project was co-ordinated by the Rotary Club - Colombo East. Dilhara Karunanayake, Harindranath Chandrasiri, and Charitha Dissanayake also donated books to the Library. Roshan Gunawardana extended his kind support to make the event a success.

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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