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VACD Australia April/May 2023 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Sorrowful News; It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we inform you that Chamika Uthpala aged 12, from our VACD Bandarawela centre passed away earlier this month due to complications resulting from his disabilities. While it is acknowledged that children in developing countries suffering from specific types of congenital disabilities have...

VACD Australia February/March 2023 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Update on VACD’s new centre: The new VACD centre “Teardrop CARE Centre for Children with Disabilities” in Ambagasdowa sponsored by Teardrop Hotels ( https://www.treardrop-hotels.com) is scheduled to be operational by late April this year. Our Sri Lankan VACD leadership team have located an ideal premises for the centre to be located on a...

VACD Australia January 2023 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, We wish you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues the absolute best in 2023, over the coming years and thank you for your support and guidance given to us over 11+ past years. Delightful News!!!: We are thrilled to inform you that after almost 6+ years of many stops and starts, we are finally ready to establish the much-awaited Welimada centre, thanks to the tireless efforts and  dedication of our VACD Sri Lanka...

VACD Australia November 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Delightful News!!!: A leadership succession plan spanning over the next two to three years was initiated by us following a VACD Australia Board decision. We are delighted to share with you that the following have since joined our mission:  Ms. Adrika Sri Bavan – Head of Marketing Adrika is a lawyer and banker who graduated from the...

VACD Australia October 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Delightful and Inspiring News!!!: We are delighted that our children, their families, and our staff have been successful in launching a home gardening program at our VACD Bandarawela centre as seen in the photographs below: VACD Sri Lanka Outreach Program: The VACD Sri Lanka outreach program to expand our services to children with disabilities...

VACD Australia July to September 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. VACD Australia FY 2021/22 Annual Report: Please read my annual report to the VACD Australia Board covering the period FY 2021/22 at your leisure via the following hyperlink: Thank you. https://www.vacd.org.au/2022/08/01/vacd-annual-report-for-fy-2021-22/ Specially designed/manufactured furniture for our VACD Centres: We are delighted that our...

VACD Australia June 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Food Aid Relief for our VACD Families: In response to an urgent appeal from our VACD Sri colleagues for food aid relief for our VACD families, we facilitated donations of approximately 15 kilograms of food items in two packs that included  5-kilos of rice and other essential dry and fresh food to each family that had a child attending our...

VACD Australia May/June 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Challenges faced by Sri Lankan Families: Unprecedented and endless hardships are being faced by less fortunate communities in Sri Lanka. We have intensified our efforts to devote extra resources to ease these difficulties encountered by our children with disabilities and their families. Persistent shortages of fuel, the rapid rise in the cost of...

VACD Australia May 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Modified Benevity Causes Portal Donation Options: My sincere apologies for the incorrect Benevity Causes Portal donation guidance provided in the latest April 2022 Newsletter and for any inconvenience this may have caused you. This new hyperlink will take you to the Benevity donation portal that details all your donation options:...

VACD Australia April 2022 Newsletter

“When we give alms with our hearts, we give well” Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings to you, your families, loved ones, and colleagues from all of us at VACD. Challenging circumstances leading to a scarcity and rapid rise in the cost of  essential  household food items are causing immense hardships to less fortunate communities in Sri Lanka. We have intensified our efforts to devote extra resources and ease burdens encountered by children with...

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