Child of the month – June – Suganya

Meet Suganya, 18 year old resident at Shakthi illam, who is originally from Valvettithurai, Sri Lanka. Suganya is currently in grade 13 preparing for her A/Ls in Ratmalana Hindu College.


Her story – Due to civil war strife Suganya was restricted from going to school. However, things became worse when her home was destroyed due to Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Her father – a fisherman, lost his equipment and tools to continue his job. Her family moved to Colombo following the Tsunami and she applied to study in Ratmalana Hindu College.

Life in school – Suganya enjoys being in Shakthi Illam. Her hobbies include singing and dancing, and she also enjoys spending time with her friends.

Her goals – Suganya aspires to be a journalist and work for the media someday. Her motivation is to be able to tell the truth in people’s stories and to emphasize the need of first hand information.

Your support and contribution help to give Suganya and strong young ladies in Shakthi illam – an opportunity to make their dreams into reality.


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