Help a Sri Lankan kindegarten go back on track

  • US$2,352.00
    raised of $3,300.00 goal
71% Funded
33 Donors
Raised offline: $250.00
Total: $2,602.00

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About a month and a half ago we came back from a 3-month visit in Sri Lanka. We home school our daughter. Still, we decided to send her for 3 weeks to a local kindergarten in Dikwella which is a small town on the south shore of Sri Lanka.

The Kindergarten is managed by two lovely teachers. Dulani and Podi teacher.

Dulani and Podi Teacher were so kind. No matter how much we insisted they refused to take any payment from us. They kept overflowing presents on us and take care of our little girl. We became very close to them and got invited to their houses.

This is a recognised and offical kindergarten that teaches 30 local kids from around Dikwella town.

A few days ago, things went wrong...

Podi Teacher got a heart attack. This of course forces her to stay at home where only Dulani can take care of the kindergarten which has two classes.

In order to fully recover podi teacher need an urgent stent oprtation in her heart. Time is critical here. The family doesn't have the money to pay for the oprtation and the rest of the medical expenses. For now the family have about 3500 USD for the extra medical expenses, but they are missing 3000 USD for the operation. Before that money is rasied they can't even schedule the operation which should be within a month.

What we need is not too many people to donate. It's only 30 people donating 100 USD each, or 60 people donating 50 USD each. But of course, any amount can help.

We travel for extensive amount of time on each trip. Since we finished the trip we asked them several times how we can support the kindergarten. They didn't want ANYTHING. Now it's our chance to help! Please help us raise these funds.

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Donors

  • Patrick Verlee
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2019
$50.00
  • David Freund
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2019
$54.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2019
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Aug 10

You Saved her!

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 07:07 pm

Hello friends, I got a special message on Friday. Podi teacher got out of the hospital after her open heart surgery. You all helped saving her life! Thank you so much!

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Jun 30

17 hours left - 1000 USD missing

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 07:20 am

Hello Deal friends and backers, i had a video call with Podi teacher a couple of days ago. She told me that her husband was applying for the insurance to pay for the extra medical expenses beyond the amount we are raising for the stent operation. Unfortuntly the request was. . . . .

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Jun 22

8 days left! here is a message from Podi teacher

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 08:33 pm

Hey supporters! So, on the last update I told you that I wired the money that was already collected because buying the stent was super urgent. Then today, I got this message on my FB messenger: mr.shlomo dear friend i arrived money to day thank you very much i hevent. . . . .

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Jun 20

Podi Teacher, need to buy the stents urgently.

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 12:16 pm

Hello Everybody, This is a message I got from the professor this morning. Hello. Podi teacher called me.She asked me to tell yo that she needs immediate medical attention. could you please tell me how much money have you got by now?So, so far we haven't reached the goal yet.. . . . .

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Jun 19

The money is needed Urgently - Please don't wait till the last day if you intend to donate

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 12:18 pm

Hello Everybody, yes we are at the last 11 days of the campaign and I really hope to reach our goal. Podi Teacher friend just sent me this message: Hello. Podi teacher called me.She asked me to tell you that she needs immediate medical attention. could you please tell me

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Jun 16

Birthday in the Kindergarten today!

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 07:48 am

They just published this. So, glad to share it with you all. :)https://www.facebook.com/podi.teacher.5/videos/150156359372081/

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Jun 16

Message from Podi Teacher

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 07:29 am

Hello friends! So far we are on the 55% mark (I also calculate in the offline donations, so it's more than the 50% that the page shows) Thank you for much for your support! Keep spreading the word out with your family and friends and together we will help Dulani. . . . .

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Jun 09

Quick update about Dulani and Podi Teacher

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 08:26 pm

Hello dear followers, just a quick now. Was in touch with Podi teacher saying she is not well. Dulani also wrote back after asking how Podi tracher is. She said she is coming to visit the children in the kindergarten for a short while, and then going back home. Waiting. . . . .

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Jun 06

We support Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka supports back

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 08:38 am

We got in touch with our other friends in Sri Lanka, to tell them what happened. They were kind enough to support to and get local donations too. Have a look at the FB post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10216462648453394&id=1072376723

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Jun 05

Update: I got the medical documents yesterday

Update posted by Shlomo Freund at 03:44 am

Hello everyone, just want to update that last night I got from Dulani the medical papers of Podi teacher along with the doctor's diagnosis. She sent me those so I can understand what the situation is. As her English is not so good, I made a few phone calls to

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Donors & Comments

33 donors
  • Patrick Verlee
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2019
$50.00
  • David Freund
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2019
$54.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2019
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  • Oded Gafni
  • Donated on Jun 23, 2019
$18.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 23, 2019
$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2019
  • Michal shared me lovely stories of the kindergarten a few months ago. Thank you for helping them!

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2019
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  • Nathan Hirsch
  • Donated on Jun 20, 2019
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2019
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  • Nicolas Pinto Tironi
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2019
$100.00
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US$2,352.00
raised of $3,300.00 goal
71% Funded
33 Donors
Raised offline: $250.00
Total: $2,602.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities