While working in Kalmunai, one of our goals is to determine the impact that Rose Charities has on the community. We have found that this impact is most tangible in individual stories, particularly those of women and children.
The following is a letter Mrs. T. Vani, a young mother who has been involved in a number of RCSL programs:
“I am Vani from Puthunakaram, Malwatha in Ampara District. I am married and have two children. We have been running our family with great difficulty because my husband is unemployed. At this juncture, Rose Charities, Sri Lanka came forward to support our village and began a pre-school at a private building. My youngest daughter Rathusha is getting her education here. This organization started great supports to these children as all school materials were given free of charge. This allowed us to save some money for the future. Not only does my daughter benefit, but the entire community benefits from this great service. The employees of Rose Charities constantly visit and encourage the parents and students to improve their education in many ways. The Rose Charities preschool teachers were also given training on how they should teach our children.
Later on, this organization started its greatest service. Providing the opportunity for self-employment to youth mothers is the most unforgettable service in our mind forever. We were given training in sewing. All the necessary arrangements were made to make this training very successful. I was one of the students in that training. All of the sewing equipment and materials were given to us free of charge. We have finished everything in the training of sewing. It is very useful to us in many ways. Now I can earn something. I have gone from being a house wife to being a business owner.
First I could sew my dresses only but now I can sew any types of dresses, whatever the customers wants. This skill now supports my family. Hence, I wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of Rose Charities Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. I wish this organization to continue this service for many years to come”
Vani’s story captures the breadth of Rose’s programs and therefore it’s effect on not just an individual, but her family and community. Using the skills and support that Rose has provided her, Vani will continue to improve her own community, creating an immeasurable impact.