Expressing Gratitude for Your Generous Donation to Chemotherapy Medication Procurement for Apeksha Hospital







On behalf of the organizing team and the entire staff at Apeksha Hospital Maharagama, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous contribution towards purchasing Paclitaxel, a vital chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of various types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, and lung cancer.

We are delighted to inform you that, thanks to your collective efforts, we were able to raise a total of $4,220. Attached to this note, you will find the billing proof, documenting the purchase of Paclitaxel, along with a detailed breakdown of the expenses incurred below:

Description

Amount (LKR)

Total collected

1,265,700

Supplier’s contribution

66,300

Cost per vial

12,000

Total vials donated - 111

*Exchange rate: 1 USD = 299.93 LKR

Furthermore, we are pleased to share that the drugs were handed over to the hospital director personally on the 26th of February 2024 by Ven. Panamwela Wajirabuddhi Thero.



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Once again, we express our deepest appreciation for your generosity and compassion. Your donation has made a significant difference in the lives of those battling cancer, bringing hope and relief to patients and their families during challenging times. Thank you for being a part of this meaningful cause and for your unwavering support in providing quality and timely care to cancer patients at Apeksha Hospital Maharagama.

GBV Madin Poya Program on March 16th @ 7:30 am

Madin Poya Program will be observed on

Saturday, March 16th, 2024, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara. 

We invite you all to join the program.





Morning Program
7:30 – 8:50 a.m. Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana (Self Serving)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Guided Meditation
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. break
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Dhamma Desanawa
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Buddha Pooja (@ 11.00)
11:30 – 12:00 nn Dana offering to the Bhantes and those who observe eight precepts
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
Afternoon Program.
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Dhamma Deshana
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Tea & coffee break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Suthra Discussion 
3:45 – 5:45 p.m. Dhamma Discussion
5:45 p.m. Observation of Five Precepts, Punnyanumodana, and Conclusion

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GBV Vesak Day & Ceremony to Offer the New Pagoda to the Buddha Sasana (May 18th-19th, 2024)

 


School Supply Donation - Completion Details (Community Project)

 

School Supply Donation - Completion Details 

(Community Project) 




Dear Friends,

We wish you all a healthy, peaceful, and productive 2024. Please find the final report on our School Supplies Project that started last fall. Those items were distributed to two schools in Puttalam district on the  22nd of December, 2023. Please accept our deepest appreciation for your support.  Although I am sure you do not expect a detailed report, we provide these details as our duty. Details are in different paragraphs below and have pages (Schools and donation details, images, receipts, etc) in order for you to select what you want to read.  Again, a Big Thank You for your support. 

School selection and support:  I wanted to pick rural schools in SL. Dr. Manjula Dharmawardena said he knew a few schools in the Puttalam district while he was working there that were in dire need of school supplies even then. He also mentioned that his friend Dr. Ajith De Alwis is still working in the area. We found two schools,  and the Deputy Principal of Mahakumbukkaduwela Kanishta Vidyalaya( Mr. Krishantha  Dhammika,  impressed me in our first meeting. He asked me to help him do a science project on the night sky. When I inquired him about his science background. He said He did one course in Astronomy at Univ of Peradeniya for his degree. To make a long story short, we (with Dr. Shameer Abdeen and Dr. Nalin Samarasinha) helped him organize a star night at the school (at very short notice), which was a success. We also picked the Punnavitiya Knahishta Vidyalaya again for the prompt responses from the principal and Mrs. Hasini Upamalika who was assigned as the teacher in charge for the project.. 

Supplies & Selection:  We specifically asked for simple essential items that can be used by students for their day-to-day use in school and to start the school year with enough basic supplies. ( No school bags, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc.) These were selected in order to manage the packing volume and make sure we can distribute enough material to all the students equally.  The support we received was commendable!.  

We had 4 boxes full of material (totaling 24 Cubic Feet), which were shipped and distributed to two schools, two boxes each, distributed to the students on Dec 22nd, 2023, to start the new year with new books to write, pencils, and erasers, thanks to your generosity. 

Best Regards,

Unil  & Shrima Perera
Kumarasiri Rathnayaka
Manjula & Dasheema Dharmawardena
Bhante Panamwela Wajirabuddhi


School Supply donations for Two schools
In the Puttalam District in Sri Lanka (Dec 22nd, 2023 )

MahKumbukkadawala Kanista Vidyalaya: (~200 students) Deputy Principal: Mr. Krishanatha: Dhammika, Two boxes  ( six cubic feet each, labeled M1, and M2)

 

PU/Mahakubukkaadawala  K.V., Maradankadawala, Madurankuliya, Puttalam

 Box M1

Box M2

Composition Books

200

150

Spiral Notebooks

50

250

Pencils

2450

1000

Erasers  Grades 1- 2

150

200

Erasers  (White, Pink, Pencil)  

350

250

Blue pens

400

200

Black pens

500

250

  

Punavitiya Kanishta Vidyalaya ( ~150 students): Mrs. Hasini Upmalika   2 boxes, six cubic feet each, labeled as P1, P2

Pu/ Punavitiya K.V., Punavitiya, Andigama

 Box P1

Box

P 2

Composition Books

60

100

Spiral Notebooks

150

70

Pencils

1750

1200

Erasers  Grades 1- 2

25

 

Erasers(white,Pink, Pencil)

250

185

Blue pens

200

232

Black pens

275

300

 In addition, each school received a few items to be used by teachers ( not enough to distribute, such as Pencil Sharpeners, rulers, multicolor pens, etc); this large quantity of school supplies received is a testament to the generosity of our GBV devotees.  We really appreciate your support.

Several devotees of the GBV helped sort and pack the boxes. Kumarasiri Rathnayaka was helpful in shipping the packages to SL, which were cleared by Ven Kirinde Pangathisssa Nayaka Thero of the Padangaha Buddhist Temple. The tireless efforts of Ven Welivitiya Sujeewa Thero should be commended, as he tried his best to get a tax exemption/reduction through the Buddhist Cultural Affairs ministry.

Puttalam District  Hospital Physician Dr. Indika De Alwis graciously transported the material from the Padangaha Vihara to Puttalam. The parents picked up the boxes from the office and delivered them to schools. Dr. Indika participated in the distribution ceremony at both schools. Images of the packages and the distribution ceremony are also attached separately,  Courtesy of  Mr. Krishanatha  Dhammika, Mrs. Hasini Upamalika, and Dr. Ajith De Alwis. 


Two boxes each were ( six cu ft) shipped to the two schools:

M1 and M2 : Mahakumbukkkaduwela,P1 and P2 : Punnavitiya   

( Only MI and M2 are shown)

Unpacking at the schools

Mahakumbukkaduwela  Distribution Ceremony

Punnavitiya   Distribution Ceremony:











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