Friday, August 05, 2005

Ornamental Fishing Project


A project funded by Virtusa, Rotary Club of Colombo Regency and Co-ordinated by Post-Graduate Institute of Management (PIM)
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Dear Mario / Madu,
We are pleased to inform you that we visited Madihe in Matara last Sunday and were able to successfully complete the following activities;

- PIM supervisors inspection of storage facilities and meeting with stakeholders
- Delivery of balance diving equipment (masks, fins, dive computer, regulators, harnesses)
- Conducting training on safe diving, the use of dive tables and compass.
- Handing over of posters and leaflets on environmental protection and importance of coral reefs

We thank you for your donation and look forward to your continued support in future.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Project Report - Fishing Boats

A complete project report on a joint project carried out by Rotary Club of Colombo Regency and Vanguard Foundation Rehabilitation Programme.

This Fishing Boat project was part of a RCCR Livelihoods Project.

Please visit -
http://www.rotarycregency.org/Vanguard_Foundation_Rehabilitation_Programme_Fishing_Boats.pdf



Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Project Report - Housing Sheets

A complete project report on a joint project carried out by Rotary Club of Colombo Regency and Vanguard Foundation Rehabilitation Programme.

This Housing Sheets project was part of a RCCR Livelihoods Project.

Please visit -
http://www.rotarycregency.org/Vanguard_Foundation_Rehabilitation_Programme.pdf

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Fishing Boat Recipient



A fishermen in the East Coast receiving his boat and engine via Re-build Sri Lanka Trust, donated by the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency - Livelihood Project.

Donation for Livelihood Projects



Rtn. PHF. Shantha Warnakulasooriya, President Elect - RCCR (On Left) receiving a cash donation of JPY 500,000 from Mrs. Naoko Taniguchi, President of PALETTE INTERNATIONAL, Japan.

This donation will be utilised towards Livelihood Projects.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Boats for Thirukkovil

The Rotary club has just financed 2 boats and 2 engines costing Rs. 506,000.- via Rebuild Sri Lanka Trust. The following is the project proposal that was sent to us for consideration. We will soon have pictures of theses boats on the site for viewing.

The proposal for boats and engines is as follows -

Area - Thirukkovil (Ampara)

250 - Fishermen

All boats have been damaged. Most of them cannot be repaired.

We propose to coordinate the supply of two boats and two engines to Thirukkovil. Ownership of the boats and engines will be retained by Rotary. We only propose to provide them with use of the boats and engines. The boats will be handed over to a committee set up by the Fishermen which shall include the fisheries inspector and overlooked by the Special Task Force. A roster will be prepared by the committee so that each fishermen has an opportunity to use the boats and the engines. A portion of the funds generated from the sale of fish will be deposited in a bank account for maintenance and operational costs (ie. fuel). A further portion of the catch will be sold to those in IDP centres (at pre-tsunami prices). Due to government hand outs, IDPs are in funds. They will have to use these funds.

This system ensures that the community works together. There is no point in giving them all boats at this stage, as boats will be provided to all eventually.

A similar set has been implemented in Komari and Sangaman Kande. They are working well.

The cost of two boats will be Rs. 106,000/- each. They have been manufactured by a registered yard (AGAS MARINE Business Registration number DKB/4/29.

The cost of the two engines will be Rs. 147,000/- each. Suzuki engines provided by Neil Marine.

The trust has made arrangements for the boats and the engines to be supplied over the weekend. We have used our bank facilities to advance funds for the engines. We have some credit for the boats.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Welcome to theTsunami Livelihoods Project Site

The Rotary Club of Colombo Regency will henceforth be posting reports on Livelihood projects on this new link. To read about our past projects please refer www.reliefforsrilanka.blogspot.com You can come to this site via our official club website www.rotaryCregency.org

The project committee for Livelihoods consists of

Rtn. Shantha Warnakulasuriya ( ken1mats@yahoo.com )
Rtn. Tharanga Gunaratne

You can contact Rtn. Shantha direct if you have any queries or concerns regarding livelihood projects.