Caring for differently-abled children, and even adults for that matter, poses several challenges to the carer, be it the parents, guardians or even health care professionals. These challenges vary from general humanistic qualities like patience and compassion to more professional skills such as physio- & occupational therapy and early detection and intervention of associated medical conditions. So much so there lies a great deficit in providing specialized medical care for the differently-abled children in Sri Lanka.

Sunera Foundation is a non-governmental organization working towards optimizing care for the differently-abled people in Sri Lanka, mainly through providing such individuals with opportunities to develop and present their artistic talents. They sought Sarvodaya assistance to establish a system where Health status of the differently-abled persons associated with their organization will frequently be monitored. Sarvodaya and Sunera Foundation prepared a joint proposal to implement a project to meet this need.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) a key resource partner for Sarvodaya, came forward to sponsor this important 2 year project to provide a comprehensive Health Promotion Package for a set of differently-abled persons served by the Sunera Foundation. The services will be carried out primarily by using the Mobile Medical Unit donated to Sarvodaya by the AJJDC.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between AJJDC – Sunera Foundation and Sarvodaya this week. Ms.Sunethra Bandaranaike, Founder and Chairperson of the Sunera Foundation and Dr.Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director signed the MOU in the presence of Mr.W.H.W.Soysa, AJJDC Coordinator in Sri Lanka.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between AJJDC – Sunera Foundation and Sarvodaya this week. Ms.Sunethra Bandaranaike, Founder and Chairperson of the Sunera Foundation and Dr.Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director signed the MOU in the presence of Mr.W.H.W.Soysa, AJJDC Coordinator in Sri Lanka.

AJJDC to support Sunera Foundation and Sarvodaya Partnership to hold Mobile Health Clinics