Chief Financial Officer, Ranjana De Silva and Chairperson and Trustee of Indira Cancer Trust, Dr. Lanka Jayasuriya Dissanayaka exchange the MOU.
SPARETIME FOUNDATION AND INDIRA TRUST
SpareTime Foundation and Indira Trust Cancer to support children with Cancer through the “Sponsor A Child in Sri Lanka” Program.
SpareTime Foundation has pledged to support the Indira Cancer Trust by sponsoring children living with cancer and their families. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed last week at the Trust Office. As SpareTime Global Limited’s educational initiative through the ‘Sponsor A Child in Sri Lanka’ program, the foundation has taken the responsibility to sponsor children’s education and help their families with essentials and medical requirements.
The foundation decided to engage in this cause as it will be a relief for families with rising expenses. While education is a top priority, a child’s well-being is highly important. SpareTime Global Limited Senior Management has already committed to sponsoring twenty children living with cancer as these children face many difficulties and they are also planning to increase this number in the next few months. The Senior Management of SpareTime Global wanted to initiate the first sponsorships for the children, which will encourage donors to support this worthy cause and make help the families make ends meet.
“SpareTime Foundation will reach out to donors for funds, and we hope within the next two months about fifty to sixty children with cancer who have been identified by Indira Cancer Trust will be sponsored,” stated Chief Operations Officer, Asiri Hewapathirane.
Chairperson and Trustee of Indira Cancer Trust, Dr Lanka Jayasuriya Dissanayake stated, “this is a great collaboration at this time of need and supports children with cancer with essentials and medical needs and is part of the ‘Stand by a Child’ program (SBC) of the Indira Cancer Trust. We are indeed thankful to the SpareTime foundation for this initiative.”
SpareTime Global Limited was founded in August 2022, with the vision of promoting education and the well-being of children globally. The Founder and Chairman, Chaminda De Silva, a Sri Lankan resident in the United Kingdom want to serve Sri Lanka and support children’s education, sports, and well-being and is keen to see that no child is left behind. The program ‘Sponsor a Child in Sri Lanka’ was initiated for the purpose to raise funds for children at risk and from low-income families.
Indira Cancer Trust, is a registered NGO, situated within walking distance from the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagamam, and they have been supporting patients with cancer and their families since 2016 through 23 different programs. Indira Cancer Trust is involved in the prevention, early detection, supporting treatment as well as palliative care. The various programmes conducted by Indira Cancer Trust include the operation of Sri Lanka’s First Helpline for cancer, livelihood assistance, financial aid, educational aid, hair, and wig donation program, setting up of Sri Lanka’s first Pediatric Palliative Care Centre, Suwa Arana, as well as other services needed for patients including medicines, investigation support, transport, and equipment.