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Lions Club district 306 A1 conducts essential community service projects in South Coast

Friday, 11 October 2019 02:57

Lions Club international’s district 306 A1 has conducted many community upliftment projects in the coastal towns of South.

The latest projects were successfully concluded in Sellakataragama and Beruwala.

“The Lion’s club International has identified 7 key elements of community issues that needs to be addressed in the global scale.

As such, many projects conducted in South, by Lions Club Interna-tional district 306 A1 were focused on such issues, namely blood sugar level related issues, optom-etry issues, food habits, environment, child cancers, youth issues, humanitarian issues and disaster relief.” Stated Lion Sri Lal Fernando, the Governor of Lions Club Sri Lanka.

“ Due to the fact that most parents are ill informed and unavailability of proper resources, many young children lose their lives to cancer.

We have identified this need and have concluded it as one of the main areas that Lions club district 306 A1 will address though our community service pro-jects.

In addition, annually, over 20000 are affected by cataract in Sri Lanka and it has become the foremost optometry related issue in our country.

As such, the government does not have enough resources to attend to all the patients, and the patients end up waitlisted for a cataract surgery which may not be compatible to their anguish.

Considering same, the Lions Club 306 A1 has estab-lished Lions Eye Hospital in Pandura that caters to all optometric maladies including cataract,” add-ed Lion Sri Lal Fernando.

Over 5000 attendees participated at the community service camp held at Sri Ghanessara temple, Sellakataragama, which was hosted by the Lions district 306 A1 with the assistance of many expert medical officers.

The health checkups were granted free of charge for blood sugar etc and the at-tendees were provided medicine and required health advices.

The pregnant mothers and elders were provided specialized care and assistance.

Parallel to this, a personality development program and a vocational training program was conducted by the Science faculty of the University of Co-lombo, for school students and school leavers.

100 nos of participants who successfully complet-ed the vocational training were awarded certificates.

In addition, a captivating workshop on robotics was conducted for over 50 young adults.

Lion Sri Lal Fernando further stated that through the Personality Development programs and voca-tional training programs conducted in Sella Kataragama and Beruwala, the Lion’s Club International district 306 A1 is taking initiative to promote the upliftment of the local youth.

He extended his gratitude towards all the sponsors and stakeholders for the successful conduction of the pro-jects.

Photo Caption : Lion Sri Lal Fernando at the Camp

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