The Sarvodaya Children’s Resource Centre built for the Kalmunai community was ceremonially opened on September 27, 2007 by Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director, Sarvodaya and Sharadha de Saram, Advisor, Give2Asia amidst a gathering of children, youth and adults from the nearby villages.
The Centre was constructed by the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement with generous funding by The AIG Disaster Relief Fund and Petra Nemcova of Happy Hearts Fund at Give2Asia. Give2Asia, a U.S. non-profit organization providing personalized programmes and services for giving to Asia was established by The Asia Foundation to promote philanthropy to Asia.
The Children’s Resource Centre willenable the children of Kalmunai to have access to facilities such as a computer lab, library and resource centre. The centre, will not only provide creative space for children but also serve as a district information centre for those who work with children, providing them with up-to-date information on children’s issues.
The centre will form part of the Sarvodaya Multi-Purpose Community Centre and will be open to Sinhalese, Muslim and Tamil children from the towns of Marathamunai and Pandiruppu in the Amparai District.