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• Provide an interest free loan for purchasing tools & furniture 

• Facilitation through consultants 

• Introduce knowledgeable trainers on weaving multipurpose baskets. 

• Assist in developing selling & marketing linkages. 

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"Bamboo Project"

Aspirations Education Foundation has decided to launch a new project; the bamboo project aligned to support the mission of the foundation.

This project is also focused on community and stakeholder engagement. The main aim of this venture is to generate a steady income source to support the families in rural areas so they are able to sustain themselves independently.

Bamboo project is also a part of our efforts to empower women. By creating job opportunities and training them to make use of their abilities we assist them to realize their maximum productivity potential.

Why Bamboo???

• Environmental friendly & non artificial 

• Fastest growing tree in the world

• Freely available and low cost material

• Easy to learn crafts production

• Easily Marketable products

Forming of Community based Organization

1. To form a community based Organization for women empowerment (in the Galigamuwa Village from Kegalle District)

The first project to be implemented in this village is the Bamboo Project. As the initial step, AEF plans to implement a bamboo based income generating project within this village to make maximum use of the available natural resources.


Train all members of the organization for a period of two months by qualified trainers.

Sell the products from the month of March.

Build partnerships with already well established business ventures like Laksala, Lakpahana etc to sell the finished products.

2. To form a community based organization in the Baddeniya Village,Alawa from the Kegalle District

Objective :-

To begin the bamboo project as an income generating source to reap benefits from the freely and abundantly available bamboo in these areas.

"Mango Plantation"

We want to plant 200 more Mango plants in 4 more schools in Lahugola and Panama which are two underprivileged villages in the Ampara District.

The plain is to make this project the source of income for the development of the schools. This will become the source of income for the development of the school.

A free interest loan will be given for the seed capital, and the required training & education will be given by the expertise consultants.

Proposed Computer Lab Project at Schools

Aspirations Education Foundation has identified the importance of IT being taught to school children especially in rural areas of Sri Lanka, where large numbers are shut out from this vital aspect of modern education, as they have no access to computers at home or school.

AEF, as part of its program of fostering social enterprise ventures in rural areas donates computers and other IT equipment to their partner schools while also providing the necessary guidance to ensure maximum utilization of such resources for the benefit of the students.

Consequent to a request made by the Principal of the Dhammajothi Vidyalaya , Waddeniya , Alawwa, this was initiated as a school-based pilot project.

The proposed computer lab project envisages;

1. To set up an IT lab with 05 computers and printer in all needy schools.

2. To provide Internet facilities and necessary software.

3. To provide a qualified computer teacher where necessary. To renovate a school room suitable to the computer lab environment

The first project to be implemented in this village is the Bamboo Project.














Support for Inginiyagala District Hospital

The support for building a Computer Laboratory at Inginiyagla District Hospital, in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, is indeed a good example of the current Social Enterprise Programme of the Aspirations Education foundation (AEF) being enacted for the benefit of the rural community.

Here the AEF, whilst supporting educational activities in remote areas has been able to identify a lacuna in the lives of the marginalized rural population of the district, the urgent need for an adequately equipped hospital to cater to their health needs.

Constructed in the late 1940’s, the Inginiyagala District Hospital, until the late 80’s, was the front running hospital in the entire Digamadulla region with many facilities including an operation theatre.

In fact, the General Hospital of Ampara and Base Hospitals in the region-Siyambalanduwa, Kalmunai, Bibile, were established years later. At the time surgical operations were being conducted inInginiyagala, the Ampara Hospital was a mere central dispensary

As the years passed, all other hospitals were developed substantially, and Ampara Hospital became one of most important in the entire Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

However, over the years the Inginiygala Hospital was totally neglected. Today, its operating theatre is not functioning. The medical laboratory essential to run a 70 bed capacity hospital has been shut down for the last 5 years.

The average number of in-patients per day has drastically gone down to 5-6 persons, despite the fact that this hospital provides health care to a population nearing 35,000, encompassing a land area of over 225 sqr.km.

Although a predominantly agricultural area, where patients are frequently afflicted with snake bites or pesticides poisoning, the hospital woefully lacks the necessary facilities and equipment to cope with such emergency situations, except to transfer the patients to the nearest hospital.

The main focus of AEF is to set up a laboratory for the hospital & necessary facilities to manage snake bites & poisoning by means of a setting up a ‘primary care unit’.

The requirements for this project and the estimated cost are as follows:

‘Emergency Fund’ at schools

The AEF has proposed the setting up of an ‘Emergency Fund ‘to be established at all its project schools.

The rationale behind this move is that there is no existing system in the schools, where there is an allocation for first aid or health care in emergency situations.

While some of the schools have token first aid boxes, the contents are never replenished. More importantly, none of the teachers are trained in basic first aid or have been briefed how to manage disaster situations.

The AEF also discovered that in the event of a crisis, it is the school Principal and teachers who have to pocket out their own money for emergency expenses. Regrettably, there is no statutory allocation from the government for this crucial situation in the life of school.

AEF believes that the establishment of such an ‘Emergency Fund’. In all its project schools, will no doubt help to ease this situation.


• To conduct basic computer programs for various categories of school children. E.g. Year 1-5, year 6-9, Year 11-13.

• To encourage children to have knowledge of emails and Internet.

• To allow teachers to obtain basic training in IT.

•To conduct classes for the school leavers at cost.

• To conduct computer hardware training for school leavers.

Projects that have been completed;

• A computer and printer donated to Kandegama Kanishta Vidyalaya (Junior School) in the Badulla District.

• Desktop computer and a printer donated to - Ridimaliyadda, Badulla District.

• Desktop computer and printer to Wijayabahu KV (Junior School), Okkampitiya in the Monaragala District.

•Desktop computer and printer to Wijayabahu MV (Senior School), Okkampitiya in the Monaragala District.

• 40 scholarships awarded to follow basic computer course at Kobbawela, Keerthiratna KV, Galigamuwa.

• Workshop conducted for ICT teachers in Monaragala and Ampara Districts.