Project information

The Hopes and Dreams Village

Sustainable project incorporating Making Soap, Jewellery, Candles, Sewing, Carpentry, Upholstery ... the profit then provides Education, Medical, Therapy, Housing, Sports, and Training Facilities

September 2011 - September 2015

Charity information: The Manacare Foundation

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  • Need


    Unemployment, Homelessness, Educational and Medical Provision


    By providing the above facilites. We have already a fully operational Hopes and Dreams Village in the South of Sri Lanka, we now want to build in the north, mainly where the war was prevalent for many years

  • Aims

    Aim 1



    » Provision of SOap making,
    » provision of Candle making
    » Provision of Sewing Shop
    » Provision of Jewellery Making Shop

    What success will look like

    Success will be... the amount of refugees becoming self sustainable

    Aim 2



    » Provision of Montessori and School

    What success will look like

    Success will be... the amount of children attending our school

    Aim 3



    » Provision of Medical Centre and Therapy Centre, including Conductive Education

    What success will look like

    Success will be... amount of people attending, amount of bomb pieces exctracted from skin. Amount of children taking their first steps

    Aim 4

    Overseas Employment


    » Open Housemaid's Tuition Centre

    What success will look like

    Success will be... amount of refugees or orphans being placed in overseas positions

    Aim 5

    Enjoyment and Sports


    » Provision of Cricket, Badminton, Netball and Basketball, Swimming Pool

    What success will look like

    Success will be... amount of competitive teams

  • Impact


    Long Term changes will be demonstrated by the amount of work coming into the project, how many children going on to further education, and how many handicapped children making their first steps


    Risks would be if hotels and local businesses did not buy from us, but this can be rectified by using some of our existing customers further down


    However they stipulate when funds are allocated, some only require annual reports, some require photographs, very few have asked for monthly reports

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,400

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      Amount Heading Description
      £800 Apiary and herb garden teaching teenagers to keep bees then teaching local very poor ladies to make lotions and potions wis
      £500 Montessori Montessori in operation but roof is badly in need of repair
      £1,000 Physiotherapy free for cerebral palsy children and war victims
      £600 Homework Club for teenagers orphaned in Tsunami who are badly in need of help whilst approaching their exams
      £1,000 Shop to provide self sustainability on site
      £800 Finshing of small therpy pool self sustainability programme - tourists
      £200 Eating Area to work in conjunction with the above two schemes, only cementing gaps in concrete to stop snakes co
      £500 Backpackers Accommodation Purchase of blinds, mosquito nets, 12 lockable cupboards
  • Background


    Telwatta is ten minutes from the popular Hikkaduwa surfing area, and half an hour from the historic Galle Fort. The Indian Ocean just five minutes walk....


    Boys and Girls orphaned in Tsunami and now coming to the end of their Government education but having to miss much schooling time to look after elderly grandparents. Montessori school, Many physically challenged children, adults, and war victims. Ladies and Girls Training Sewing, Soap Making, Candle Making, Gift Making Orphan housing. Raped girls and their babies bonding and housing, Sports provision, Computer tuition, Backpacker Accommodation, Medical Facilities Volunteering Opportunities

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because we have absolutely no paid staff except those for whom we care, after 20 years in operation we feel we have the experience to put this whole scheme together. It has been running for 12 years and has been very successful, but we now need to make it self-sustainable thus the desired provision of Backpackers Accommodation, Apiary and Produce therefrom, Shop, Visiting Scheme. We now have vast knowledge of the area, and persons ready to volunteer their time and expertise.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Volunteer Manager

    Live In .. Volunteer to manage Self Sustainability Schemes .... Apiary/Herbal Garden, Backpackers Accommodation Bookings, Party Bookings, etc.


Apiary,Montessori,Physio-Tourist, Swimming,Training,Houses, Volunteers,Backpackers Homework, Jobs

You have given my family a safe home and a life instead of an existence, and made it possible to have dreams instead of fearing the tomorrows

Jagath -