Stepping Forward: MF Foundation’s Aid to Nuwara Eliya

In the verdant landscapes of Nuwara Eliya, nestled within the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, the Mia Fratino Foundation has once again reached out to needy families navigating the challenges of everyday life.

For families in the hill country, where the effects of recent unprecedented rains still linger, the provision of essential school supplies and footwear is more than just a gesture of kindness—it’s a lifeline amidst adversity. The torrential downpours not only inflicted damage upon homes and crops but also rendered many children’s shoes unfit for wear, exacerbating the financial strain on already struggling households. In response to the urgent plea for assistance, the Mia Fratino Foundation, in collaboration with the local organization Eksath Lanka, mobilized resources to address the pressing needs of these families.

Through the distribution of 150 back-to-school packs comprising shoes and stationery, the foundation not only alleviated the immediate burden on families but also fostered a sense of hope and resilience within the community. For parents laboring in the tea plantations or engaged in daily wage work, where every rupee is stretched to its limit, the support provided by the foundation is a valuable contribution, and can mean the difference between children attending school or not. 

As children eagerly don their new shoes and embark on the new school year equipped with essential supplies, the Mia Fratino Foundation’s impact has far reaching consequences, enabling children to go to school and through education to break the cycle of poverty and inequality, ensuring that every child, regardless of their background, has access to the tools and resources necessary to thrive.