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Samanalaya Classroom Fund

Pool closes on Tuesday, December 25, 2012    ·    by Samanalaya Sri Lanka
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  • Harry McCarney has chipped in.
  • Samanalaya Sri Lanka
  • Maggie Wylson has chipped in €123.00.
  • Viola Newbury has chipped in €100.00.
  • Emily Spence has chipped in €20.00.
  • Egle Scroppo has chipped in.
  • Imogen Freeland has chipped in €10.00.
  • Andrew has chipped in €100.00.
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  • Amy Parker has chipped in €10.00.
  • Sara Jane Bernardo Pinheiro has chipped in.
  • Justine Craston has chipped in.
  • Jo Drayton has chipped in €65.00.
  • Mary Ayre has chipped in €62.00.
  • Joanne Brice has chipped in €20.00.
  • Luca Visco has chipped in €20.00.
  • Reggie Rhysta Bare Melody has chipped in.
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  • Silvana Naso has chipped in €10.00.
  • friendfund has chipped in €200.00.


We are Samanalaya (Sinhala: “Butterfly”), a small UK-based charity building an educational community centre in the Kalutara jungle. We are dedicated to improving the life-prospects of Sri Lanka’s poorest children, and giving them the support they need to succeed within the country’s unforgiving school system.


Help us furnish our classrooms! We are heading out on the 10 of January to finish the construction, but our school is going to need books, desks, whiteboards, stationary, chairs, shelves and all the things that make a classroom… well, a classroom!

We have been incredibly fortunate to have been selected for this crowdfunding campaign, as not only has FriendFund very generously provided us with a platform from which to fundraise online, but they have additionally agreed to chip-in the final 20% of the pool’s total. Therefore, once we get to €800 they will cover the remainder and we will be well on our way to kitting out our school!

As you may have read above, if we do not reach our goal of €1000 by Christmas Day then none of you will be charged. So, please, donate whatever you feel you can – safe in the knowledge that if (fingers crossed!) we make it - EVERY penny will count and that, in contributing, you’ll be giving disadvantaged students in Sri Lanka the most precious gift conceivable: a future.

Altogether, we need to raise a total of £20,000 to finish building the school, so if you would like to find out more about what we do and how you can help further, please visit our website and keep up with our latest by liking us on Facebook and/or following us on twitter.

An enormous THANK YOU to FriendFund and all of you who are willing to donate a little so that – collectively – we can give a lot.


Cress & Ben ƸӜƷ