Linda's chosen Charity is a World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women project called Wings of Hope. This is a three stage project helping women in Sri Lanka in a practical way. Stage 1 was installing two water tanks and toilets to ten needy homes. Stage 2 is an education programme for single mums and their children. And stage 3 is a Mother and Baby Programme. All this will make a real difference to women and children and help them experience the God who is Able.
The Wings of Hope Project is in Kudaoya which is a small tea plantation village in the rural hills of Hatton, 130Km north of Colombo. The MWI will be working with the local church and Health Clinic in Kudaoya to deliver the project.
Through their fundraising and support the MWI have already started fundraising and hope to provide the following:
Water Tank and Sanitation Project:
- To set up two water tanks along with motor pumps and pipelines
- To supply tap water directly to the village
- To build basic toilets
An Education Program for both Single Mothers and their Children:
- To deliver courses in Basic Health and Hygiene; Nutrition; First Aid; Prevention of Disease, and Child Protection
- To supply school uniforms, shoes and books for six of the neediest single mothers
Mother and Baby Program:
- To supply nutritional supplements for ten of the neediest pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies.
- To provide ante-natal and post-natal Health Care and Baby Care Training Programs .
The MWI will be fundraising to provide over £10,000 towards the above projects.
The MWI became involved in this project via their membership of the World Federation of Methodist Women and United Church Women (WFM&UCW) whose aims are to promote global gender equality and to empower women.