Written by Staff Writer
11 Aug, 2016 | 9:40 pm
” I never thought that they will install this so soon. This is something we have never ever had”, said a resident commenting on the Gamedda 100-days Initiative
Principal of Hambegamuwa Secondary School Krishanthi Mallawarachchi noted ” It was the Sirasa Gammedda 100-Day Initative that highlighted this problem for the country to see and provided us with a solution”.
This is what the Gammedda 100 Day Initiative has been able to do in a successful manner, changing the lives of our fellow Sri Lankans for the better.
As day 23 of this initiative comes to a close, we have been able to complete a number of projects that we promised.
This is a report about another project about to be successfully completed under the Initiative.
Nearly 600 students receive their education at the Hambegamuwa Secondary School.
These students who battle poverty and undergo many hardships such as the lack of water, in order to receive their education, have not had a drop of water to drink until today. A result of this is that these innocent children fall victim to kidney diseases at a young age.
Maliban Sri Lanka, who understood the severity of this situation, joined hands with News 1st to provide these students with a water filter for their school.A water filter system was also installed at the Hambegamuwa Base Hospital to provide clean drinking water to patients receiving treatment for kidney diseases at the hospital.
Recently, the attention of President Maithripala Sirisena was directed to the News 1st Gammedda 100 Day Initiative, when the project to provide a water filter to the Hambegamuwa Secondary School was initiated last week.
The Presidential Task Force on Kidney Diseases together with the Sri Lanka Navy, on the instructions of the president, took steps to construct a Reverse Osmosis or R.O. plant for the entire village of Hambegamuwa, in order to provide clean drinking water for the villagers.
Nearly 850 families will benefit from this project.
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