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  • The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    co 5T4iFEslZ5 Time ago 4 Days via Twitter Web Client This week the Shivan Foundation donated specialist equipment to 4 children suffering from mobility disabilities t co FoBtOHjBMX Time ago 34 Days via Twitter Web Client Follow shivan org on twitter Spread the word Like us on Facebook Latest News 02 08 Shivan Foundation founder nominated for 2015 United Nations V Awards 12 03 2015 United Nations International Day of

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  • About the Foundation – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    experience in raising Shivan he understands the financial and everyday life challenges of raising a disabled child As a result he has decided to dedicate his time in helping disabled children and providing the necessary support for parents through the creation of dedicated child support facilities in his home country of Sri Lanka for the benefit of local children a well as families from the UK The Shivan Foundation The story behind it The Shivan Foundation was established in 2008 to form a not for profit organisation whose mission is to oversee the creation and management of free to use health and educational retreats for use by disabled children and their parents It was decided to establish these facilities in Sri Lanka where there is an acute lack of support for local families with disabled children due to the stigmatisation of people with disabilities who are believed to have done something wrong in a previous life At the same time the clean and tranquil attributes of the Sri Lankan countryside offer a welcome retreat for families with disabled children from abroad According to the Working Families charity raising a disabled child in the United Kingdom costs three times as much as bringing up a non disabled child and half of families with a disabled child live in or on the margins of poverty Coupled with the time consuming need for round the clock childcare many disadvantaged families simply do not have the time or money to spend quality time with their children yet alone afford going on holidays abroad Support The Foundation offers permanent accommodation for disabled children in Sri Lanka as well as temporary facilities for families with disabled children in the United Kingdom Round the clock child support will be provided by experienced carers Local transport such as airport pickups or medical visits if necessary will be provided Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to obtain funding for airline tickets In some circumstances the Foundation may offer financial support for international travel or partner with other charities to bring free travel to the most disadvantaged families Priority for paid staff positions will be given to local people with disabilities Phase one Health and education centre for disabled children in Kandy Sri Lanka The Foundation s first centre for disabled children is currently being constructed in the Kandy district of Sri Lanka on 10 acres of rural land located several miles outside Kandy city and surrounded by a breathtaking 3000 ft hill range and unspoilt nature The nearest airport is located 120km away at Colombo International from where the Foundation provides free transfers A core 15000 sq ft building will house all health educational and leisure facilities and provide suitable accommodation for disabled children with round the clock professional care and supervision Facilities in the core building will include Swimming pool Hydrotherapy pool Music therapy room Ayurveda centre Wikipedia article Herbal massage room Surrounding the main building are several smaller chalets offering accommodation for accompanying family members staff

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  • Staff and Volunteer’s Blog – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    tea plantation workers in preparation for Deepavali Oct 14 0 Comments Tuesday October 21 2014 by The Shivan Foundation For the upcoming Deepavali Diwali celebrations this week the Shivan Foundation s founder Ganesh has donated various gifts to the tea plantation workers at Teldeniya The gifts are an additional thank you for their hard work since taking over the tea harvest a week ago The event was also intended to promote awareness for the fair and respectful treatment of Sri Lanka s tea workers who often have to work in dire conditions The Foundation was therefore pleased to see media coverage of this event including on ITN video starts at 17 18 and Eye Channel video starts at 18 38 New steam box arrives Aug 14 0 Comments Thursday August 28 2014 by The Shivan Foundation Our new steam box has arrived which is a device similar to steam rooms used around the world for their healing attributes Some of the known benefits of steam include relaxation and stress relief detox improvement of breathing and circulation boost to the immune system cleansing of the skin as well as muscle pain relief Shivan was one of the first children to try out the steam box and thoroughly enjoyed the experience Road works Dec 13 0 Comments Saturday December 28 2013 by The Shivan Foundation Over the past few months volunteers from the Sri Lankan Rifle Corps in Balagolla see our earlier report have been making drastic improvements to the access path leading from the main road to the Shivan Foundation School for Special Needs in Kandy Teldeniya The access route is at times nothing more than a dirt track requiring the use of off road vehicles By improving the road the Foundation will be able to welcome more vehicles types including tuk tuks thus making it easier for children parents staff and visitors to access the centre This months parents from the school committee and staff have been helping out with the finishing touches Much more work and funding is required to improve the entire access route Please contact us for ways to help New children s pool opens at Kandy Teldeniya special needs school Dec 13 0 Comments Saturday December 28 2013 by The Shivan Foundation After months under construction mainly due to funding shortages the outdoor hydrotherapy pool has finally opened at our special needs school in Kandy Teldeniya The pool benefiting from Sri Lanka s favorable all year air temperatures will offer disability swimming lessons hydrotherapy including water based massages and physiotherapy and open sessions for disabled children their parents and carers Not only does swimming improve the body it is also a fun and playful retreat for children The excitement of the first children to use the pool was clearly visible The pool which was paid for entirely by the Foundation s founder Ganesh Velautham is fully lit and provides ramp access for suitable wheelchairs Balagolla Rifle Corps anniversary visit Dec 13 0 Comments Thursday December 26

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  • In the Press – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    a property developer and not as stated a lawyer ii Whilst Ganesh s son Shivan tragically died in 2015 he started the Shivan Foundation in 2005 and the Foundation s first centre for disabled children opened in Kandy Teldeniya in 2013 Thinakkural 0 Comments Wednesday December 9 2015 by The Shivan Foundation 06 12 2015 Two articles from Sunday s Thinakkural newspaper Sources http epaper thinakkural lk pages 2 2015 12 06 34102 2015 12 06 06 012 2015 B6 jpg http epaper thinakkural lk pages 2 2015 12 06 34104 2015 12 06 06 012 2015 B8 jpg Divaina newspaper 0 Comments Sunday December 6 2015 by The Shivan Foundation 05 12 2015 Thinakkural newspaper 0 Comments Thursday December 3 2015 by The Shivan Foundation 03 12 2015 Newspaper article about the Shivan Foundation marking the 2015 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Source http epaper thinakkural lk pages 1 2015 12 03 33985 2015 12 03 03 12 2015 012 jpg Virakesari Newspaper 0 Comments Thursday December 3 2015 by The Shivan Foundation 03 12 2015 Newspaper article about the Shivan Foundation marking the 2015 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Text version http epaper virakesari lk 8080 shareContent share objectid 252587 objecttype 2 Tamil language Google translated English version BETA https translate google co uk translate sl auto tl en js y prev t hl en ie UTF 8 u http 3A 2F 2Fepaper virakesari lk 3A8080 2FshareContent 2Fshare 3Fobjectid 3D252587 26objecttype 3D2 edit text act url Divaina Newspaper 0 Comments Tuesday November 10 2015 by The Shivan Foundation 10 11 2015 Source epaper divaina com Yarl Thinakkural 0 Comments Sunday June 28 2015 by The Shivan Foundation 28 06 2015 The founder of the Shivan Foundation Ganesh Velautham discusses recent US reports

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  • SNLU – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    sector with membership fees for plantation workers being diverted to the benefit of the workers while the maintenance of the labour union and its staff is done at the personal expense of Velautham a successful Britain based entrepreneur The union focuses more on human needs of the plantation families and Velautham has begun to fund such families to meet their basic needs In an interview with CeylonToday Velautham said the present state of the estate housing which was over 200 years old was sad to witness as some families had to share just one line room Living in such conditions create family tensions and illnesses he claimed On Monday Velautham visited Hatton where three houses were gutted in the plantation and assisted them with funds and other essentials like textiles and dry rations Until I visited them none of the politicians had even gone there to see the sad plight of those innocent families he lamented Velautham utilizes his own personal funds to uplift the living standards of the plantation people He is a successful real estate entrepreneur in London He has already started a charity Shivan Foundation for Disabled Children to help disabled children belonging to all communities and had opened such centres in Kandy Matale Panwila Jaffna Mullaitivu Trincomalee Kilinochchi Gampola and Batticaloa with the latest centre set to be opened in Kegalle All these centres are maintained at my personal expense as a service to the people of my country irrespective of race creed or colour he noted The SNLU General Secretary said it was time to build up national unity among all communities to be identified as Sri Lankans and politicians should not attempt to divide communities for political gains His labour union is based on British and European principles of workers rights after contributing Rs

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  • Contact Us – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    provided at our Kandy site You are interested in becoming a patron You are interested in providing donations or financial support for the running and expansion of the Foundations activities You would like to sponsor or donate directly to families of disabled children in Sri Lanka in order to improve their livelihoods A list of individual requirements produced through discussion with disadvantaged families is available for download here You represent

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  • Shivan Foundation founder nominated for 2015 United Nations ‘V Awards’ – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    Year Kasun Jayathunga for his commitment towards Sri Lanka s deaf community Please visit www sumagadeaf org for an insight into Mr Jayathunga s work Finally everyone at the Shivan Foundation would like to applaud its founder Ganesh for his nomination and his unshakeable drive to help those living with disabilities The Shivan Foundation is proud to announce that its founder Ganesh Velautham has been short listed for the 2015 Volunteer Awards V Awards to be held on Saturday 13th February 2016 The V Awards a joint initiative of the United Nations UN Government of Sri Lanka and the Capital Maharaja Organisation were started in 2011 to honour individuals who make extraordinary and selfless contributions to society through volunteerism to showcase their altruistic service towards peace and development within the nation and thereby inspire others to volunteer for social causes Ganesh Velautham is one of 10 candidates short listed from over 1000 nominations and will be attending the televised event at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo A live 2 hour stream of the event will be available from the following websites sirasatv lk shakthitv lk Live stream will commence at 16 30 Sri Lankan time 11 00 UK time

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  • 2015 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    across the region attended the event together with their families and carers Food and money was provided to each child so that they can enjoy the day and to support their families According to the UN The International Day of Persons with Disabilities IDPD has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society As a result people with disabilities do not enjoy access to society on an equal basis with others which includes areas of transportation employment and education as well as social and political participation The right to participate in public life is essential to create stable democracies active citizenship and reduce inequalities in society The event coincided with the birthday of Shivan Velautham the inspiration behind the Shivan Foundation who sadly passed away this year Further events were held at other Shivan Foundation venues across the country including those in Jaffna and Nelliady An event featuring 3 wheel cycle racing for disabled adults was held in the Vanni District The aim

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