Success Stories

Chanuka Prabhath Jayakody's Story

M. P. Chanuka Prabhath Jayakody (20), lives in Maha Halmillawewa, Maningamuwa, in Anuradhapura District. His father underwent a kidney transplant surgery 6 years ago, and is unable to participate in any income earning activities. Chanaka is the eldest in the family and has a sister who is still schooling. Chanuka?s mother is a Samurdhi beneficiary. She also works in a canteen at Ehetuwewa School. Her monthly income is around Rs. 10,000 per month. She is the main breadwinner of the fami 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 »

Lavakumaran Sivasanth's Story

Lavakumaran Sivasanth, (19) lives in Varothiyanagar in Trincomalee District, His mother passed away when he was age 5. His father left him with two siblings soon after his mother?s death. Sivasanth and his siblings were raised by their aunt with untold difficulties. Sivasanth passed his G.C.E Ordinary Level Examinations with 3 A?s, 3B?s and 2 C?s and opted for the Commerce stream for his A/L?s. His uncle and aunt found it very difficult to support towards his tuition classes financially for Read More »

Balasubramaniyam Manoja's Story

Balasubramaniyam Manoja?s (20) mother is a tea plucker and her father is unemployed. She has an elder brother and sister. Her brother works in Colombo as a labourer, and her sister is married, and living separately. Manoja?s family faced many economic challenges as her mother is the sole breadwinner, which drastically affected Manoja?s education. Due to her poor economic situation, she dropped out of school before completing her G. C. E. (O/L) examinations, and hoped to pursue vocational t Read More »

Letchumanan Tharshikka's Story

Letchumanan Tharshikka (21) lives in Kannankudah, Batticaloa with her father who is employed at the Water Supply and Drainage Board in Batticaloa. Her mother passed away in 1998 when Tharshikka was born. She was raised by her grandmother. Tharshikka's father remarried and has two daughters. With a meager income of her father, the family faced severe financial difficulties. She completed her G.C.E.(O/L)examinations at Kannankudah Maha Vidyalaya in 2014,and opted to follow the Commerce stream Read More »

Priyadarshani Munasinghe's Story

Priyadarshani Munasinghe is a 28 year old women, presently employed as Accounts Clerk at Sussex College, Kegalle. Her father is a Rubber Tapper, and her mother, a housewife. She has a brother and a sister, both are married and live separately. Though she left school a few years back, Priyadarshani had not received proper guidance regarding her career or future direction. She was desperately seeking correct guidance till she met the officials of Berendina Employment Center (BEC) at a job Read More »

Robinson Cross Nishanthini 's Story

Robinson Cross Nishanthini 19 years old who living with mother and one younger brother in Trincomalee, her father was pass away. Later her father passed ways, the family was moved through many financial difficulties to accomplish for their everyday demands. Nonetheless, she has finished her A/L examination in the arts with a heap of financial difficulties and she got result A.C.S. Her mother has taken a Loan from BERENDINA started a small grocery shop in her own village. Nishanthing?s family Read More »

Pannirselvam Nathiya's Story

This is to express another successful achievement of Berendina Employment Centre, where we fed the knowledge of personal and professional Ethics with English Knowledge under our Life Skill Development Programme. Pannirselvam Nathiya,Currently following Human Resource Management course at Skill Development and Training international Institute. She is from Mahagasthotta Upper division, Which is a poor plantation area. There are five members in her family, Mother, Father, Younger sister, Read More »

Sandaka Rasindu Nirman's Story

22-year old Rasindu lives in Arambahena, Tibbatuwawa, a remote village located in the Akuressa DS division in Matara district. His father is a carpenter and mother, a housewife. Rasindu is the eldest in the family and his 2 younger sisters are attending school. The family of five live in a small house. In September 2014, Rasindu visited the Matara office requesting that he be facilitated to follow a Vocational Training course on Hotel management at the Hotel School run by the Lighthouse Hote Read More »

P.T Nadeera Sewwandi's Story

Twenty-one-year-old Nadeera lives in the Gandara village located in the Dondra DS division in the Matara district and is part of a Samurdhi-recipient family. She is the third child in the family of five children and has a younger brother and a sister, who are still attending school. The three children live in a small house along with their parents while her elder brother and sister, live elsewhere as they are married. Her father, the only breadwinner in the family, is a fish-monger earning a me Read More »

Buddika's Story

Buddhika Kelum Wijesooriya from Aranayake belongs to a family receiving Samurdhi benefits. His father is a laborer supporting the six members in the family. Having attended a job fair conducted by Berendina in Kappagoda, Mawanelle, Buddhika was able to see what options were available to him. Thus, following the end of his school education, BEC guided him to the Rural Vocational Training Center where he undertook a Domestic Electrician course. BEC offered a vocational training scholarship of Read More »

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