Appé Lanka is a rural development project initiated by Awakening Lanka PVT Ltd in partnership with the Sri Lankan government’s ministry of Reconciliation and Reconstruction to provide renewable electricity and social services to households in rural, predominantly Tamil villages recovering from decades of civil war. In addition, AppéLanka will provide psycho-social empowerment through counseling starting with school children. Appé Lanka has a long term vision that includes educational training and a retirement center to create sustainable economic development for Poonakary.
Appé Lanka is already underway in Poonakary, in the Kilinochchi District in the war ravaged Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Poonakary has a population of over 20,000 residents in a 4392 km area north of the tourist town of Kalpitiya. It enjoys a long pristine coastline along the West of Sri Lanka as well as the entire southern end of the Jaffna lagoon.
AppéLanka has completed the pilot project of providing solar home systems to 28 homes in Poonakary, with a further 1000 homes identified in the next phase for the nearby villages.
To sponsor or support Appé Lanka and it's efforts to empower the people of Poonakari, kindly call +94 (11) 2582103 / +94 77 2872056 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The public transport in Poonakary area is very few and by so, most of the children drop school.
So 75 bikes were handled to the Poonakary school children but more are needed .
Shaan Corea, Founder of Appé Lanka, in the morning during the installation for the Fair with the help of the Army.
The Drama workshop was held by the amazing Mind Adventures Theatre