Project information

Building Blocks

Chencholai orphanage, near Killinochi, was destroyed in the final phases of the war in 2007.We’re looking to takeover the land and rebuild the orphanage. We are also hoping to raise health awareness by providing basic medical check-ups, as well as provide dental and optical clinics.

May 2012 to June 2015

Charity information: Building Blocks UK

Building Blocks UK
  • Need


    The area where this orphanage was based has very limited charitable aid of any kind and is one of the worst hit areas from the recent war. In light of the limited help, our project aims to assist with the redevelopment of the orphanage as a starting point for further projects down the line. Ultimately, we want to help house these children, educate the local and neighbouring communities, as well as provide basic medical, dental and optical clinics which will lead to more permanent services.


    With professionals volunteering their time and expertise, it is a fool proof way of ensuring that accurate information is reaching the areas and communities that need it. Since very few charity organisations have got involved in this area to date, it is vital that more is done to resolve the aforementioned problems. By tackling them through the younger generation, it will hopefully filtrate through to future generations.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Newly constructed orphanage


    » Rebuild the current infrastructure for the orphanage which has been destroyed during the war.

    What success will look like

    A. Secure the land in October 2012
    B.Liaise with local architects and construction firms.
    C.the core members of this project to visit site and project plan.

    Aim 2

    Develop the HOD Centre


    » Health Centre
    » Optical Centre
    » Dental Centre

    What success will look like

    A. Contact hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and medical/optical/dental equipment distributors in the UK for donations.
    B. Transport the donated equipment to Sri-Lanka by Sept.

    Aim 3

    Provision of computers and internet


    » Provision of parental guided internet service.

    What success will look like

    Provision of computers and internet access with parental control

    Aim 4

    Educate the children and local communities


    » On health issues
    » And Personal hygiene issues

    What success will look like

    Provide the physical and practical help as well as the educational aspect to enhance their understanding and importance.

  • Impact


    A. The main aim of the project is to provide a safe haven for these children as well as provide them with health, optical and dental care. The provision of a new building itself will provide the safety that they need as well as give them a feel of ‘home’. This would also encourage the calibre of staff to run the orphanage as their working environment will be new and enjoyable.
    B. HOD centre.
    C.The last aspect of this project is to promote computer literacy.


    Continual funding for the duration of the project and for sustaining the project – we are hoping to generate interest to sustain this as well as involve the local communities to be involved.

    Issues regarding construction, i.e. delays, materials etc. There will be contingencies allocated within the funds for the project, as well as alternative plans.


    A core group of individuals, who are spearheading this project, are in the process of setting up a website which will keep all the donors abreast of the issues regarding this project, whether it may be about targets achieved or issues to overcome. Online blogs to encourage donor interaction.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £75,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Land Ownership
      £30,000 Buildings Reconstructions
      £10,000 Furniture and fittings For the rooms
      £15,000 Medical and dental equipment For the HOD centre

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Marathon Run £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Killinochi in the Vanni region in Northern Province of Sri-Lanka, which was the worst hit region during the civil war.


    The orphans, the local communities and local businesses.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    A. Experience in previous projects in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
    B. 100% utilised of donations with 0% spent on admin cost
    As all volunteers, trustees and professionals give their time and expertise free of charge

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Anandan Arnold

    Arnold Has been a trustee of Tamil Aid since they started just after the Tsunami in 2004 and has been a key fundraising for many charities.

    Warren Vaheeswaran

    Warren is another trustee of Tamil Aid involved and experienced in organisational aspect of projects.

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