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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...

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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...

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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...

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VACD Annual Report for FY 2021/22

Dear VACD Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to share with you my annual report to the VACD Australia Board for the period FY 2021/22. Download the Annual Report Best wishes and warmest regards Felix Stephen Chairman of the Board of Directors, Volunteers to Assist Children with Disabilities Limited. Australia, & Member of the Advisory Board  of VACD Sri Lanka

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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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VACD Australia March 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings and the absolute best to you, your loved ones, and your colleagues from all of us at VACD. VACD Welimada Centre opening postponed Due to ongoing challenges, the VACD Sri Lanka leadership team have decided to postpone the opening of our new VACD centre in Welimada sponsored by Teardrop Hotels (https://www.teardrop-hotels.com/) to mid-May 2022. We will keep you informed of the date when this centre is due commence its...

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VACD Australia February 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and collaborative partners, Greetings, best wishes and the very best to you and your loved ones. VACD Newsflash – Take One!!! We are delighted that an initiative by the late Dr. Tiraj Mendis to establish a VACD centre in Welimada when he was Consultant Paediatrician at the base hospital in Welimada almost five years ago, after many attempts and challenges has finally come to fruition. We owe this success to the resolve and steadfastness of our VACD Sri...

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