BROTHERS OF CHARITY
Like all the developing countries,Sri Lanka has a range of needs in areas
such as housing,
unemployment,traumatized victims of violence and a lack of appropriate services
with special needs,drug and other related substance abuse.
The Brothers of Charity in both Britain and Ireland are,with the assistance of University College
and others agencies seeking to address areas where we can be of assistance,both
and financially. We are seeking support and funding from the European
Community as well as other
Organizations and individuals.
Detailed research of local need
was undertaken by the late Broter Peter Sheehy, the first Director of
Michael O'Malley and Martin O'Neil.
Following their research findings and subsequent
recommendations, we built a residential and day
centre at Nisansala - (The Sinhala word for tranquility)
At that time we considered the centre appropriate to meet the needs of our service users,
but it is now clear that we would have had greater impact through more sustained involvement with
families,friends and the wider community.
initiatives have included ;
The continued expansion of a volunteer service.
At the end of 1994 we
responded to the reguests of
local parents by developing
a children's service,which
now provides social and
educational training for
twenty children under 12
A number of services users
of Nisansala day center
have attended for
over three years and
throught support and
training are ready to
move onto more
To date well over 100 persons
with learning disability (mentalh
andicap) have passed through
our Training and development
programes since the service
commenced in 1991.
In the last 12 months 29 persons
have left our service for further
vocational training -employment
or more appropriate training
Help For Mental Handicap Children
Buildings Local Opportunities
Acknowledgement of support from benefactors & others.
Brothers of Charity-Ireland-England-Scotland.
Irish Shipping & Transport Ltd,Unit 2 Santry Hall Ind.Est,Santry,Dublin 9.Ireland.
Johanna Cooney,Director of Services,Brothers of Charity,Waterford,Ireland.
Sandra Lowndes,Freight Management Ltd.Unit 20 Baldoyle Ind.Estate,Dublin,Ireland.
Lenigan International Freight,Dublin Ind.Estate,Glasnevin,Dublin,Ireland.
Securispeed Couriers,Santry 9.Ireland.
Colm Potts,St.Michael's Hospital (St.Josephs Ward)Dunlaoire,Co.Dublin,Ireland.
Rev.Bro.Joseph Killoran,Belmont Park,Waterford,Ireland.
Peter Dorai Raj,Pro-Consult,Galway,Ireland.
Mrs.Lucy Jones,Brothers of Charity Services,Merseyside,England.
Mr.Keith Flannigan,Brothers of Charity Services,Merseyside,England.
Liam Byrne & colleagues.Brothers of Charity Services,Borders Region,Scotland.
Mr.Charles T.Coughlan,Precision Steel Components Ltd,Mervue Ind.Estate,Galway,Ireland.
Johnny Broderick,Just Pence,Galway,Ireland.
Rev.Bro.Wilfred,Brothers of Charity,Lisieux Hall,Chorley,Lancs,England.
Vincent & Terry Commons,6,Bushy Park Lawns,Newcastle,Galway,Ireland.
Eamon Finn & colleagues.Brothers of Charity Services,Ennis,Co.Clare,Ireland.
Seamus O'Grady,Adult & Continuing Education,University College,Galway,Ireland.
Brenda & Tommy O'Toole,Rossadillisk,Cleggan,Co.Galway,Ireland.
John Mannion,Mannion Moters, Tuam Road,Galway,Ireland.
Just Pence-Brothers of Charity staff,South Eastern Region,Waterford,Ireland.
Irish Aid,Foreign Affairs,Dublin,Ireland
Mrs.Ronni Hignett,Brothers of Charity Services ,Mersyside,England.
Foundation Liliane Fonds,Vlymen,Netherland.
Rob Hopkins and Friends,Kilrush,Co.Clare,Ireland.
For further information contact:
BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES
LAST UPDATED 2001
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