Amity teams up to build partnerships in Sri Lanka

In 2017, the Amity Foundation provided relief supplies and medical aid to people affected by flooding in Sri Lanka

Recently, the Sri Lanka China Society sent a letter to the Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Jiangsu Overseas Friendship Association) and expressed its gratitude for ongoing cooperation and exchanges. In recent years, through the active coordination and liaison by the Jiangsu Friendship Association, the Sri Lanka China Society and the Amity Foundation started to cooperate in joint development efforts.

In the first half of 2017, the Amity Foundation actively participated in the flood disaster relief work in Sri Lanka. The Amity Foundation worked with its disaster emergency cooperation networks, especially in collaboration with ACT Alliance and local partners in Sri Lanka and ensured timely and professional humanitarian relief. The project was supported by an Amity Emergency Care Team, helping with medical support and epidemic prevention work in the affected areas of Sri Lanka.

In response to the call of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and provide learning opportunities for all for life”, Amity strives to support the development of Sri Lanka’s education sector. Education plays a decisive role in alleviating social poverty and promoting human development. Amity will spare no effort in helping Sri Lanka’s education development.

With the financial support from the Jiangsu Overseas Friendship Association's 'Going Global' program, the Amity Foundation is currently working with the Sri Lanka China Society and Council for the Blind to implement the “Sri Lanka Blind Student Scholarship Program”. In the program, Amity contributes RMB 45,000 to 55 local students with visual impairment and helps them to improve study and living conditions, so they can receive inclusive and equitable education. It is the first time, for the Amity Foundation to receive funding for overseas development projects by the Chinese government.

In the letter, Mr. Jinith, Vice President of the Sri Lanka China Society, wrote that friendship between the two countries has a long history. Sri Lanka China Society has been and will be committed to exchange and further cooperate with the Jiangsu Overseas Friendship Association and the Amity Foundation.