Our outreach camps allow us to offer the same level of personalised service and high quality limbs and other devices to people with disability across the country. Our technicians and our mobile unit travel to different parts of the country to measure and fit recipients for artificial limbs and to provide training in the use and care of the limbs.
A very successful micro loan programme provides start-up capital to limb recipients to allow them to support themselves and their families through income generating activities and small businesses. They also receive basic business training.
The specialized Physiotherapy Unit at the Centre provides physiotherapy and rehabilitation therapy before and after the fitting of prostheses so that recipients use their artificial limbs safely and to best effect. The unit is well equipped with manual exercise facilities.
Vocational Training is a new venture at the Centre. It targets unemployed women and girls, including those with disability providing them with vocational and language training. Several of them have already started their own businesses often taking advantage of the Centre’s micro loan programme.
Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown entomology (CKDu) claims an estimated 5,000 lives a year in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Recent research suggests that rainwater harvesting offers a safe alternative to contaminated ground water.
The Centre is using its organizational base to build simple, easy to maintain rain water harvesting systems in Dehiatthakandiya in the Eastern Province.
Fifty two families have received systems to date and more are planned for the near future.
We partner with the Rotary Club of Kandy to provide cataract surgery for poor people mainly from rural areas where the incidence of cataracts appears to be higher. To date 119 operations have been successfully carried out.
The newly equipped ophthalmology unit provides free complete screening and testing of eyes for identification of possible condition and requirement for the use of spectacles.
Audiometry Screening Unit
Centre’s Audiometry Screening Unit provides free complete screening and testing of ears for identification of possible condition and requirement for the use of hearing aids.
How can you become a partner?
If you know of any underprivileged people in Sri Lanka in need of artificial limbs or other mobility devices, please let us know so that we can help them. You can also support our work by donating a limb or by contributing to our Endowment Fund in your own name or in that of a loved one, or by supporting our work in cash or in kind.