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 »

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 »

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