Dialog Foundation’s Rally to Care Initiative Awards Long-term Scholarships to 335 Children from Katuwapitiya, Kochchikade and Batticaloa

The ‘Rally to Care’ initiative by the Dialog Foundation launched its scholarship programme supporting the long-term education of 335 children affected by the tragic incidents of Easter Sunday inKatuwapitiya, Kochchikade  and Batticaloa. The Rally to Care initiative, established with the generous support of Dialog customers, individual donors (overseas and local), business partners and enterprises, identified as beneficiaries of this programme 66 children from Batticaloa, 177 children from Katuwapitiya and 92 children from Kochchikade, for scholarships worth of 1.6 million, 1.9 million and 0.9 million respectively. The initiative continues to champion the affected children through education and ensure that they have a bright future ahead of them – one of hope and opportunity.

The initial phase handed out scholarships to the affected children at Batticaloa in December and Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya in November 2019.

The second phase of this initiative handed out  66 scholarships in Batticaloa, 177 scholarships and 92 scholarships to the affected children at Katuwapitiya and Kochchikade respectively for the period of May to August 2020. The scholarships provided through the initiative will continue to support the children until they reach the age of 19. The funds will be credited upfront once every 4 months with 60% of the funds being credited to the student’s account and 40% to the guardian’s account.

Having provided immediate term out-patient support for victims of physical disability and trauma, the initiative continues its mission of providing long-term educational support for the affected children and psychosocial rehabilitation for the affected families, together with its partners World Vision Lanka, Sarvodaya, My Doctor, Vision Care and the Ratmalana Audiology Centre.

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