SOS Children’s Villages Ambassador, Roshan Mahanama recently visited the SOS Children’s Village in Jaffna as part of an official tour to further expand his horizons in helping less privileged children and families. He was accompanied by SOS National Director, Divakar Ratnadurai and Ganesh Mylvaganam, a long-standing donor of SOS Children’s Villages.
The tour included a variety of initiatives in Jaffna, including a meet up with local business personnel, where Mr. Mahanama and Mr. Ranadurai discussed ideas and avenues to strengthen the lives of underprivileged children and families. Mr. Mahanama also visited families of SOS’s ancillary project Family Strengthening Programme to distribute dry ration packs, which were arranged through his personal expenses.
Mr. Mahanama also visited schools in Jaffna, including Jaffna Hindu College, Central College, St. John’s College, and St. Patrick, in an effort to improve sports in the city.
Furthermore, Mr. Mahanama and Mr. Ratnadurai had the unique opportunity to participate in the festivities of SOS Mother’s Day, which is celebrated every August 16 in Sri Lanka to commemorate the first mother that joined the villages.