ScanmarQED Sponsors Development Project in Sri Lanka

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Getting underprivileged children access to modern-day education

Aiding by teaching the basics of modern IT

ScanmarQED is sponsoring a project of the Rockids Foundation, which was established by Marjolein Meijer in loving memory of Stijn Meijer. The primary goal of the Rockids Foundation is to support the safety, health and education of underprivileged children and their families  in countries around the globe.

Rockids Foundation currently supports 500 vulnerable rural families in the former civil war zone of North Sri Lanka, with the goal of improving the psychosocial health of children affected by war and enabling the empowerment of women by means of investments in counselling, micro-credits, materials and infrastructure.

Project area: Madhu and Manthai West in the district of Mannar

The project is also supported by the Dutch charity organization Wilde Ganzen and is implemented in cooperation with the NGO Caritas-Valvuthayam in Sri Lanka. Recently we received their semi-annual report and good progress has been made on several fronts, for example: several groups of children have received counselling, their mothers have been educated in the micro-credit program and infrastructural improvements have been realized. Children that live far away from school received bikes under the Bike School Plan, so that they can attend school too.

'Smiley faces going to school'
Photography: Marlou Pulles

All projects are visited by members and friends of the Rockids Foundation, who closely monitor progress and improvements. The next visit to the Mannar area is already planned for January 2018.