1. Mankind Sweden (N.G.O) seeking immediate help to supply the shortages of lifesaving drugs and medical equipment to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's hospitals are running out of essential medicine and lifesaving drugs and medical equipment due to not having sufficient foreign currency in the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Drugs to treat heart attacks and tubes to help newborn babies breathe are in short supply nationwide.
The situation is so dire that several hospitals have suspended routine surgeries and greatly reduced the number of laboratory tests. "All Sri Lankan hospitals are on the verge of collapse," "The situation will deteriorate in the coming weeks or months. "People's lives are at stake", and people will start dying if action is not taken now. " Any patient deaths due to drug shortages could result in “riots at the hospitals”.
We have received an emergency request by Hon. Mr. Sajith Premadasa, MP Leader of the Opposition party, Sri Lanka for life-saving medicines, ie., Tenecterel 40mg Injection Kit of 2800 Vials monthly request.
2. Helping the Vulnerable and the less fortunate citizens of Sri Lanka.
Our vision is "To empower all persons and children with special needs taking a holistic approach allowing optimal development to enable them to live as independently as possible in society with self - respect and dignity". Due to the pandemic these two years & the escalating cost of living presently donors have informed that it is difficult for them to continue with the donations hereafter due to financial constraints. Navodaya Special Children's Foundation in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka will be one of the institutes that we are focusing on helping. The majority of the children are with Down syndrome kids. The other special need children are: Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Michael Syndrome, Learning Difficulty, Speech Problems and Cerebral Palsy.
There are many such institutes who are working to help the vulnerable and unfortunate citizens of Sri Lanka who are finding financial difficulties to maintain the Institutes and we at Mankind Sweden (N.G.O) comes forward to help these Institutes with donations so that they can continue their work as usual without interruption due to finances. All donations will be through Lions Club Kelaniya, Sri Lanka to ensure the donor 100% transparent.
The break down of the sponsorship is as follow;
Help towards meals - Breakfast and Lunch
Help towards the cost of providing Speech and Physical therapy
Help by providing hearing aid / spectacles / wheel chairs
Support with the monthly requirement of dry rations.
Support towards Teachers salary
Support towards the Utility bills
Support a child on the Transportation cost as some are unable to use public transport due to the nature of the disability.
Help provide School Uniforms / Shoes
Help with a Day trip
Help towards the Annual concert
3. Eradication of drug addiction and abuse
Drug abuse and addiction is a significant problem in Sri Lanka, particularly in the coastal areas of Jaffna. Jaffna has been the operational Head Quarter of this illicit activity for a very long time.
Our analyses show that it started systematically in the Nothern Province immediately after the end of the war around 2010 and it continues. Since the foreign money heavily flowed into Jaffna, it became an easy target for the drug trade. Many young people, including students, become addicted to drugs and may be driven to engage in prostitution or they are forced to sell drugs to their friends and acquaintances to support their addiction.
Drug addiction also has wider impacts on the community, such as an increased risk of violent crimes and suicidal ideation. However, due to societal stigma, many people do not seek treatment, and resources for rehabilitation are limited. It is important to address both the issue of drug abuse and addiction and the root causes, including poverty and mental health issues and to implement prevention efforts.
Since the Sri Lankan community cares about family reputations, they don't seek help but try to hide these issues. Also, there aren't many rehabs available they seem to be suffering in silence...
The biggest question is how deep-rooted this problem is and what we are going to do about this...
We at Mankind Sweden are coming forward to give a helping hand with international expertise and make a positive impact on those affected by drug abuse and addiction in Sri Lanka. First, we are launching a pilot project in the North and are planning to expand it shortly to the rest of the country of Sri Lanka.
4. A picture is worth a thousand words.
5. Self Employment Project.
6. INTEGRATION PROJECT
We are planning to integrate all Sri Lankans and the Sri Lankan Diasporas and well wishers together in collaborating with Sri Lankan High Commissions. Embassies and the Consulates globally to work together with the staffs of the missions by organizing Events with Cultural, Heritage, Sports, Musical Shows and Tourism Promotions to Sri Lanka and to create a New Sri Lanka with unity and great opportunities to every Sri Lankans.
7. Working towards minimizing or eliminating corruption, bribery and money laundering in Sri Lanka.
We are collaborating with the 5 least corrupted countries of the world - Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Singapore and Sweden. We are corresponding with the heads of governments for their advice and guidance. We also will have a team to analyse future investments in Sri Lanka to make sure people's money is spend well.
8. Safe-guarding democracy in Sri Lanka
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is not practicing democracy always. People have lost their voice to speak out and as a result Sri Lanka has become bankrupt with no foreign reserves. We are also collaborating on working with the 11 most democratic countries of the world - Norway, New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Australia, Switzerland, USA and UK to safe-guard and to strengthen democracy in Sri Lanka.