“Christmas Chimes” is the Colombo phase of the cluster project by cluster 5 of District 3220.
The main objective of this project was to touch the lives of underprivileged homeless children and let them know that they are not alone in this world. They are a group of children that greatly need empowerment and encouragement. Through spending quality time with them and giving them a platform to showcase their aesthetic talents such as music & dancing, we hope we were able to encourage them via appreciating their talents.
This December, the project “Christmas Chimes” managed in touching the lives of less privileged kids in children’s homes throughout the island with the season’s festivities and merriment of Christmas.
Clubs in the cluster visited children’s homes in their own territory on the same day to celebrate Christmas by holding Christmas parties. Gifts as well as education related items (stationeries, books etc.) were distributed and funds were donated to the homes to improve their establishments. The children were also given the opportunity and the necessary funds to organize a talent show within the children’s home or simply a platform to display their various talents.
Rotaract clubs of the cluster in the Colombo district (RC of University of Moratuwa, RC of Colombo Regent, RC of SLIIT, RC of Colombo, RC of Colombo Millennium City) organized the Colombo phase of the project while RC of Badulla organized the Badulla district phase and RC of Beacon Hill Academy organized the Nuwaraeliya phase.
The Colombo phase was held on 19th of December 2015 at Moravinna Children’s home, Panadura from 9.00 am onwards.
A Christmas party thus enfolded at the Children s home and the kids got the chance to decorate a Christmas tree while having an enjoyable time with Santa Claus. Kids got the the opportunity to participate in few simple games and also every kid walked away with a Christmas gift containing a nice school bag. Kids were given snacks and other sweets as well. All the rotaractors who participated had a great time with the kids.
The project was chaired by Rtr. Budhmika Chamath and Rtr. Hasini Weerasinghe.