Chairman : Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Vianney Fernando
Director : Rev.Fr.Desmond Perera
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Poland/ Caritas Srilanka Scholarship Programme – Orientation
Discussion Forum with Local Government Officers & Communities at Suduwella – Delthota
Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity – Religious Amity Regional Symposium at Jaffna 2017
The Director of the D B L C Project Mr.Peter Van Hoof and finance auditor Mr.Christin Wouters were in Sri Lanka on an official visit from 1st July to the 4th of July. During their visit they had discussions with Rt.Rev.Dr.Vianney Fernando, the Bishop of kandy the Chairman Caritas SEDEC and the Caritas Kandy Setik Director Rev.Fr.Desmond Perera. They were very much interested in visiting the fields where DBLC is working and we too was honored by having them with us.
Our Organization Caritas Kandy SETIK along with some of the Parishes in the diocese of Kandy, contributed immensely to the victims affected by the landslides and floods in the district of Galle. Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera- the Director of SETIK and the staff handed over the relief goods to the Director of the Caritas SED GALLE
The women’s societies ‘Samagi’ of Mahaiyawa and ‘Siriliya’ of Welikanda obtain their services from the ‘Micro Finance Project’ of the Caritas SETIK Organization. Accordingly these two societies have obtained micro finance loans to be distributed among the members to commence their self-employment.
Now, these members successfully engage in their employment and earn a good income. This has become a strength to their societies too. Now, these members display their characteristics of leadership and sustainability A Micro Finance loans of Rs.60,000/= each was given to these societies with the patronage of Rev. Father Director of SETIK.
A flower Dhansala was held at the historical Aluviharaya Rajamaha Viharaya in Matale, which was jointly organized by the peace committees of Thembilideniya, Bellanoya, Welangahawatta & Kandenuwara. On this occasion flowers were distributed among the devotees for offering. This event was co-ordinated by the SETIK staff and organized by these peace committees.
Computer Training Programme Conducted by DBLC 21 to 27.05.2017
Universal Migrants Day Celebration.
Universal Migrants Day Celebration was held on 17th December 2011 at Setik Auditorium.
Setik Celebrates Human Rights Day on 09-12-2011.
A Change of Life to the People of Karagastenna
Karagastenna is a very remote estate located within the Divisional Secretariat area of Pallegama in the Matale District. To reach this estate we will have to travel about 14 miles from the Rattota-Gammaduwa junction through a more difficult sub road, where there is not a single house visible to our sight on both sides of this sub road. Grama Seva Officer is the only government officer who often visits this area from the village of Puwakpitiya. Though there is a primary school, it does not have any facilities. The line rooms at this estate are hundred years of old and were in a very dilapidated condition. The occupants due to fear, do not sleep in these rooms; instead they use to sleep in their kitchens, as the roofs and walls were on the verge of collapse.
As there were only one or two useable toilets for the whole families, they use to go to the jungle to answer the calls of nature. Even the environment was unhygienic and untidy. They did not have pure water to drink. They had been using water contaminated with germs and their children had been suffering from various epidemic diseases; Diarrhoea and skin diseases.
However, as the estate had been closed down for nearly 1 1/2 years, the number of families lived there had been reduced from 80 to 55. About 25 families had moved to some other places for employment. Now there are about 45 permanent families.
A vast change has been taken place in the lives of these people which could be described as physical and mental. After the entry of ‘SETIK’ and ‘CRS’ into this estate, in January 2009, these changes started to occur. Now, the reconstruction and rehabilitation work has been carried out at this estate after enlightening the community into various teams. The following repairs and construction work have been carried out now;
1.The roofs of three dilapidated line rooms have been repaired.
2.Damaged walls of two line rooms have been repaired.
3.45 Toilets have been constructed.
4.Water pipe lines have been installed to these families.
As a result of the above services, they lead a peaceful life with self respect and mental happiness. Now, there is a great revival in their life and they are with smiling faces. We too are indeed happy to see their smiling faces by providing our services for their peaceful life.
VESTING THE SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE
Vesting of these three projects to the people was ceremonially held on the 28th of January 2011. The commemorative plaques of these projects were declared open by Rev. Fr. Camillus D. Jansz, the Director of ‘SETIK’ and Ms. Michelle Markey of CRS. Later, a meeting was held followed with an inspection of these projects. On this occasion the estate management has given an assurance to maintain these projects continuously. The Grama Seva Officer, Manager-Plantation, and the staff of ‘SETIK’ organization also took part on this occasion. This ceremony was held with the participation of all labourers of Karagastenna estate.