Success Stories

Kingsly Dhanusha Mary's Story

Dhanusha Mary (22) lives amidst the lush green Shannon tea plantation in Hatton, Nuwara Eliya District. She has two younger sisters and a brother. Her father works in a hardware shop, and her mother is a tea plucker who is disabled with severe burn injuries caused by a serious fire accident. The older of her sisters works in a shop whilst the other two siblings are schooling. Despite abject poverty, her parents are very eager to see the rest of their children educated, and did not send them Read More »

Dileepa Sandaruwan 's Story

?I still remember the day my mother compelled me to attend a program organized by the Berendina Employment Center at the Divisional Secretary?s (DS) Office in Dehiowita. It was at this event that I discovered the career I wanted to pursue.? Dileepa Sandaruwan (24) hails from a middle-class family residing in Thalduwa, Dehiowita DS Division. His father is unemployed, and his mother works as Field Officer in the Rural Bank. His older sister is married, and his younger brother is an informal em Read More »

Mahenthiran Matharaj's Story

Matharaj (21) from Chenkalady is an energetic young man with a zest for life despite his family?s situation. His father Mahenthiran is a small-time businessman, and his mother Yoheswary, a homemaker. He has a younger brother and sister, both of whom are schooling, in Grades 10 and 2 respectively. The family receives the government?s Samurdhi assistance, but, without a permanent income it was a challenge for them to fulfill their basic needs. On completing his Advanced Level examinations with Read More »

Arulanantham Miluksha's Story

Arulanantham Miluksha (20) lives in Kinniyady, Valaichenai. Her father does odd jobs for a living while her mother is a seamstress. Miluksha has a younger brother studying in Grade 9. Miluksha successfully passed her G.C.E.(O/L) Examinations and selected the Arts stream for her A/L studies. Her parents were concerned about supporting her in her studies with extra expenses. Her mother who has obtained a micro finance loan from Berendina, came to know of the Bright Student Scholarship progr Read More »

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