Kindergarten For Akurala

Registered Charity Number 1194950

"Starting this in January 2020 on a gofundme page (and registering KFA a year later) I could have never imagined that we would be where we are now; after 6 months overseeing this build on site, to now be able to say that we have built and opened a pre-school!!! The classes are running and the children are over the moon with their new space. They have a safe space to run around and play, electricity to power lights and fans, toilets and running water- none of which they previously had. We are so so beyond grateful for everyone who has supported this project and made this all possible! There's more to come from us in the future so stay tuned!  x" - Mini Mitchell
Here at KFA, our aim is to improve the educational facilities available to the children of Akurala, a small village in the South of Sri Lanka.
We started with aiming to fund the build of a new premises for a kindergarten in the heart of the village of Akurala to obviate the need for pre-school children to travel and thereby encourage attendance. By raising money for the initial build costs and contributing to the on-going costs, KFA hopes that the kindergarten can provide an early introduction to spoken English and therefore maximise the children of Akurala's opportunities at preparatory school and beyond.
The under 5s that were unable to travel to and from the nearest kindergarten would meet in a local house with no sanitation facilities, or failing that some did not attend kindergarten at all. This put these already under-privileged children at a disadvantage when starting preparatory school.

We have now reached a point in the build where the school is open and running classes for over 25 pre-school students. Additionally, our building provides a space for the after-school English classes to be held. These classes have gained the attendance of almost all of the children at the local preparatory school and have been a huge success!

By providing these children with the best possible early years of education, we hope that this will in turn help their parents as well as the wider community.