_From Sarvodaya President Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne_

Full Itemized Report (February) – this PDF breaks expenditures down by district.

People’s participation in development has been a key principle in Sarvodaya’s work since its evolution and it continues as such in Sarvodaya’s tsunami response. When the tsunami hit, Sarvodaya’s Headquarters was transformed into a disaster relief centre. Sarvodaya responded immediately in the form of cooked food, medical aid temporary make-shift shelters, dry rations and utensils.

Sarvodaya informed unaffected district centres to go out to affected districts with the needed resources. Leaders of the movement, including Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, went out to the affected districts and met with the regional co-ordinators, government officials and political leaders to organise Sarvodaya’s response strategy.

Sarvodaya’s biggest strength has been people’s voluntary participation. Volunteers in unaffected villages have gained transferable skills and insight into the conditions and life circumstances of people in the displaced people’s camp. This allows them not only to effectively respond to displaced people and their vulnerability, but also promotes spiritual growth within themselves and to connect and support other volunteers and displaced people in other villages.

Cash for work programmes are running and initiatives in water and sanitation are also being carried out.

Sarvodaya’s response is currently in phase two of the 5R (Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Reawakening) programme, which will address preventive care, trauma management, income support, re-settlement and later rehabilitation-related response commitments. In the last month Sarvodaya has reached close to about a quarter of all affected people.

Sarvodaya’s response in terms of planning; resource allocation; information availability; accountability and transparency of collections and deliveries; effectiveness of identification of needs, mobilisation of human resources; identification of issues; priority of action responses; effectiveness of resource utilisation and identification of medium term issues and leadership action are all assessed as amongst the best in operation within the island. However, Sarvodaya has one of the smallest budgets and relies heavily on volunteers. As the 12 point program and special projects are implemented and reports are received from the field the website will be updated.

Districts

Services for camps/No. Of Villages

Beneficiaries

No. of camps managed by Sarvodaya.

Beneficiaries

Total (14)

340

220685

34

41447


2. Medical Camps

Date

No. of Medical Camps

Beneficiaries

2004.12.26 -2005.01.10

19

5253




3. Cleaning of Wells

Date

No. of Cleaned Wells

No. of Volunteers

2005.01.03 -2005.01.22

1034

5170


4. Legal camps

Date

Provided Services – Beneficiary

Birth Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Death Certifcates

National Identity Cards

2005.01.12-2005.01.20

6173

205

108

1056



5. Spiritual Programmes

Date

No. of Programmes

No. of Problems

Beneficiaries

2005.01.04-2005.01.14

17

1685

8425



6. Reawakening Programme for Sarvodaya villages – No. of camps.

No. of Camps

No. of volunteers resident in camps

98

Approximately 900



7. Destroyed Houses & Common Buildings in Sarvodaya villages.

No. of Service Villages

No. of Houses

No. of common Buildings

Fully destroyed

Partially destroyed

Fully destroyed

Partly destroyed

226

17844

11129

154

90



8. Value of Relief Services rendered through 14 Sarvodaya District Centres.

From Headquarters-Moratuwa

Rs. 39,464,214

From Other District Centres

Rs. 5,152,712

Total

Rs. 44,616,926

Beneficiaries (From 34 Sarvodaya Camps)

41447


9. Details of Relief Services provided by Sarvodaya District Centres


No. of Districts

14

Services provided in camps and villages

340 camps

Beneficiaries

220685

Situation Report

4 thoughts on “Situation Report

  • 16 February 2005 at 7:07 pm
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    foi muito intertesante

  • 19 February 2005 at 8:16 pm
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    This is very helpful, while it is showing what Sarvodaya has done and what can be done. Thank You very much

  • 22 February 2005 at 3:40 am
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    I recently learnt about your organisation.

    We are collective of everyday people who want to make a diffference in Sri-lanka by supporting NGO’s and community based projects in Sri-lanka.
    We TUSCA are in the process of developing arts based project to raise money for Sri lanka and wanted to enquire as to how we would go about donating money to your organisation?. Is there a possiblility of developing a partnership?

    please advise.
    looking forward to yr response
    many thanks
    Jasbir Matharu.
    TUSCA

  • 24 February 2005 at 4:17 am
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    Quota International Darwin Chapter would like to raise funds to help a Tsunami project in the Kalmunai area. We expect to raise AUD1,000 – AUD1,500(around Rs. 70,000 – Rs.100,000) – (a) Rainwater harvesting tank and Solar Panel with 5 bulbs or (b)Well & rainwater tank would be suitable. Would work be started once money is sent and would we get a status report?

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