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Since 1990 I was six times in Sri Lanka for vacation. I lived during the day by the native families and undertook with these routes through the whole country. From it a close personal friendship resulted to two families in Sri Lanka. Since this time good mutual contacts have developed themselves to meanwhile 10 families.
Last stay (No. 7) I was in Sri Lanka with my Wife Martina and a 23 year old student, Kerstin Thoma (neighbour) in the February of this year, but this time not as a vacation, but to a private relief work for families concerned of the Tsunami in the area Waddura, Kalutara, Beruwela approx. 35 to 70 km south of the capital Colombo.
Due to the Tsunami it was natural for us to fly to Sri Lanka in order to help there on the spot immediately. By us and many acquaintance, under it also children, we had 6,080 EUR available for assistance.
IIn the time of the relief work from 14.02. to 03.03.2005 by the experienced, which was shocking partly much, by us three the idea was re-born, which I had already 10 years before:
We want to create an own association and / or an own organization, in order to develop a social net for distressed children, as well as old and handicapped humans in Sri Lanka.
Since 09.06.2005 we are official registered chairity foundation (Registergericht Weiden/Opf. Nr. VR 738) and do twice per year chairity actions in Sri Lanka directly where the help is needed.