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  • Shivan Estate tea plantation – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    complement our growing on site tea plantation at our Kandy Teldeniya centre see news article from July the Shivan Foundation has recently purchased a further 100 acres approx 30km away from the school at Rangala The land to be known as the Shivan Estate will allow for the commercial harvesting of tea with all proceeds going back into the Foundation This is a further important milestone towards sustainable financial self

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/shivan_estate_tea_plantation/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Tea plantation and horse riding at Kandy-Teldeniya centre – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    to improve the wellbeing of disabled children who respond positively to contact with animals Because the horse is kept in a paddock next to the building children are no longer required to travel far distances off site to benefit from such activities In other news the Foundation has now began to plant tea on the estate and hopes to commercially harvest the tea within a year in order to finance

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/tea-plantation-and-horse-riding-at-kandy-teldeniya-centre/ (2016-02-17)
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  • New branch opening – our 5th – in Mathalai – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    Foundation seeks to bring much needed medical educational and emotional support to disabled children and their parents The call for help is even more discernible in the conflict affected North East where many of the existing centres are situated so far Nevertheless the Foundation hopes to open a further branch later this year in Galle near the southern tip of the island in keeping with its mission to build a

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/new-branch-opening-our-5th-in-mathalai/ (2016-02-17)
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  • First Year Anniversary Celebrations and Press Reactions – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    first year anniversary since its official opening on 20 July 2013 in Teldeniya near Kandy The following photographs of the event were kindly provided by EPDP News For its second year running the Shivan Foundation hopes to build on previous accomplishments and build another 5 6 branches across the country in particular in areas not yet covered by the existing three centres Download the official press release here TV coverage

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/first-year-anniversary-celebrations-and-press-reactions/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Sinhala and Tamil New Year – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    and Tamil New Year in Sri Lanka To celebrate this festive occasion the Shivan Foundation for Disabled Children organized a special lunch gathering serving traditional Sri Lankan food using heated coconut milk and tea across all centres Many items of children s clothing were donated by the Foundation to those families in greatest need Below is a selection of photographs from the celebrations at the Shivan Foundation s School for

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/sinhala-and-tamil-new-year/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Latest News – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    with disabled children a place where their children can obtain medical treatment including physiotherapy and Ayurveda and advice from the Foundation s specialists Where treatment cannot be provided on site free transfers are offered to nearby hospitals or our Kandy Teldeniya centre Featured Article on News LK 0 Comments Friday August 2 2013 by The Shivan Foundation National Sri Lanka news agency news lk has written an article on last month s opening of the Foundation s first Special Needs School in Teldeniya Kandy Sri Lanka The full article is available here http news lk news sri lanka 6139 children with special needs get an intl training centre in digana From the News LK website Children with special needs get an Int l training centre in Digana Published on Wednesday 31 July 2013 12 26 on news lk Philanthropists of the calibre of Siva Ganeshan are a blessing to Sri Lanka in this era said Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage Mahindananda Aluthgamage Minister of Sports participating as the Chief Guest at the ceremony held to mark the opening of the International Training Centre for the children with special needs at Watapana Village Digana in Teldeniya Kandy recently said that philanthropists of the calbre of Siva Ganeshan are the ones needed by our country at all times Douglas Devananda Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development also participated at the ceremony The Training Centre had been constructed at a cost Rs 80 Million out of personal funds from Siva Ganeshan the fouding father of Sivan Foundation Speaking further Minister Aluthgamage said that it was extremely rare to find philanthropists of the nature of Ganeshan in our country who solely out of his own personal funds contributed such a massive sum towards the establishment of the Training Centre for the benefit of the hapless sector of children of our society and they were the type Sri Lanka needed at the moment and in years to come He also said that it was the bounden duty of the Government and all the citizens of Sri Lanka to protect and extend every assistance to such philanthropists The Minister conveyed his sincere graditude to Ganeshan for his humane gesture and specially thanked him for selecting Digana Secretariat Division for establisng the Training Centre there Continuing his address the Minister said that there was a large number of children with special needs and it is our duty and responsibility to safeguard and integrate them into the society but he had his doubts whether this is happening As the access road to the Training Centre was in a very bad shape the Minister instructed Mrs Jayasena the Theldeniya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairperson who participated at the occasion to rehabilitate the road at the earliest Siva Ganeshan Chairman Sivan Foundation addressing the participants said that it was his son with congenital disabilities that caused him to set up the Training Centre When I was walking with my son at a certain place in Colombo I came to know of the

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/category/latest-news/page/3/ (2016-02-17)
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  • The Shivan Foundation – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    centre will also be provided Doctors were at hand to take a look some of the children and to give advice to their parents Panvila was chosen as a location due to its proximity to numerous tea plantation estates Many parents with disabled children in the area work for a very low wage at these estates and therefore do not always have the means to provide the necessary support to their children It is hoped that the new facilities will not only provide important medical treatment to disabled children but also promote the well being of children generally and illustrate the plight of many parents in financial hardship Coincidentally the 2nd December 2014 also marked the birthday of Shivan Velautham the inspiration behind the Shivan Foundation Event photographs Event video See above for video More video can be found on our youtube channel High ranking visits ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 0 Comments Friday November 28 2014 by The Shivan Foundation This week the founder of the Shivan Foundation Ganesh Velautham had the honour of meeting two of the country s highest ranking Buddhist monks the Mahanayake Theros of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters the title Maha Nayaka translates to English as Great Leader Both Mahanayake Theros have agreed to visit the Foundation s Centre for Disabled Children in Kandy Teldeniya on occasion of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities to be observed on 3 rd December 2014 Their attendance usually only reserved for state events demonstrates the will of the Mahanayake Theros to highlight the cross cultural and cross religious plight of disabled children in Sri Lanka and beyond and to recognize efforts to support the dignity rights and well being of children with disabilities in line with the UN s manifesto The

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/author/the-shivan-foundation/page/4/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Newspaper article – The Shivan Foundation for disabled children
    Press SNLU Contact Us Archive for the Newspaper article Category Thinakaran Vaaramanjari 0 Comments Sunday December 21 2014 by The Shivan Foundation 21 12 2014 Thinakaran Vaaramanjari 0 Comments Sunday December 14 2014 by The Shivan Foundation 14 12 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.shivanfoundation.org/category/newspaper-article/page/3/ (2016-02-17)
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