The SMILE project of St. Theresa’s Church provides educational assistance to children from lower income backgrounds. Initially focusing only on providing financial assistance towards stationery and additional academic support, the project has now evolved and thus provides the children with free English lessons and career guidance.
The following activities are also carried out through the project:
- The families of the children are annually provided with dry ration hampers for Christmas and Easter.
- Students are provided with additional educational materials and stationery to support their studies.
- The progress of each student is carefully monitored and regular house visits are carried out to ensure that the children are provided with an environment conducive for learning and to further assess the needs of the families.
- Children who excel in their studies are recognised for their efforts at the annual Christmas party hosted for the families.
SMILE has enabled several children to pursue their higher studies and vocational training, thus creating a positive impact in the lives of the students as well as their families.
Raised: SLR. 150,000
Goal: SLR. 200,000
Please contact the Parish office if you wish to contribute towards this project.