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VACD Australia September 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones safe and well notwithstanding numerous challenges and uncertainties that all of us have had to encounter and overcome over the past 17+ months.  Delightful News!!! We are thrilled to announce that Golden Tree Asset Management undertook to sponsor and support VACD projects and programs over the next two years. Their support is well-timed and greatly appreciated as our global...

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VACD Australia August 2021 Newsletter

“When we give alms with our hearts, we give well” Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones well despite many challenges, uncertainties, and unanticipated circumstances that most of us have had to encounter, manage, and overcome over the past 16+ months.  VACD Australia Newsflash– Take One!!! We are deeply appreciative and are delighted to announce that VACD Australia has a new webpage that was designed for us on a pro bono...

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VACD Australia July 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones well despite many challenges, uncertainties, and unanticipated circumstances that most of us have had to encounter and overcome over the past 15+ months.  Bandarawela Hospital Upgrade Project - Update We were delighted by the positive response we received from many of you to our appeal for support to upgrade the Bandarawela District Hospital to cope with COVID19 patients in the Uva...

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VACD Australia June 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this finds you and your loved ones keeping well despite many challenges, uncertainties, and unfortunate circumstances that some of you have had to encounter and overcome over the past 14+ months.  VACD News Update: We ourselves have faced many challenges during the past 14 months and estimate that our mission to serve our children with disabilities and their families in the Uva province of Sri Lanka has been...

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VACD Australia May/June 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Special Request: Urgent Donations Needed to Upgrade Bandarawela Hospital to Cope with COVID-19 Pandemic The sheer scale of the human tragedy unfolding in Sri Lanka and the Uva province because of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to respond to a call for help by local philanthropists and the local medical fraternity. The VACD Australia Board passed a special resolution to launch a special fund-raising campaign to assist local...

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VACD Australia April 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Please help us to find suitable premises to establish our proposed VACD Welimada centre: Our leadership team in Sri Lanka have been enthusiastically searching for suitable premises to establish our next VACD centre in Welimada without much success. The premises should be located close to public transport with safe and convenient access for children with disabilities and the use of wheelchairs etc., have sufficient garden space...

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VACD Australia March 2021 Newsletter

"When we give alms with our hearts, we give well" Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, We deploy a significant proportion of donor funds to support and rehabilitate our children and their families: VACD was established almost 10 years ago by a group of like-minded philanthropists to uplift, support, and rehabilitate children with congenital disabilities and their families in Sri Lanka. In order to achieve our vision, we pledged to volunteer our services, devote our...

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VACD Australia February 2021 Newsletter

"When we give alms with our hearts, we give well" Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, VACD Specialist Assistant Teaching Staff - Update: We are delighted by the wisdom and initiative demonstrated by the VACD Sri Lanka leadership who together with our specialist teachers designed a detailed syllabus for our assistant teacher trainees, conducted a workshop at the VACD’s Sir Robert Clark centre in Bandarawela and held a written test followed by hands on practical...

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VACD January 2021 Newsletter

"When we give alms with our hearts, we give well" Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, We wish you a Prosperous and Joyous New Year 2021 and plenty of Success, Good health, Well-being and Fruitful years ahead Additional Specialist Teaching Staff for our VACD Centres We recognised the pressing need for us to boost the number of our teaching staff at our centres during the tour of Sri Lanka by Yasmin and myself in February 2020. Consequently, our VACD Sri Lanka...

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VACD September 2020 Newsletter

"When we give alms with our hearts, we give well" Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Trust this newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe and well. United Nations Children’s Day celebrations at VACD Our Sir Robert Clark Centre in Bandarawela and Dora Jeanne Centre in Badulla commemorated the United Nations Children’s day on Thursday, 1st October with our children, their families, staff, and friends in attendance and participating in the celebrations. In...

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