The Godaya Initiative

BB-ite and the author of the ST Mirror’s Godaya Column, Dinidu,  has started a (somewhat) novel concept aimed at helping the poor – Peer2Peer charity.

Dinidu has this his to say about what he calls The Godaya Initiative on his site :

The Godaya Initiative is a result of one of my travels to Hambantota which resulted in an article and a post. It promotes direct person-to-person support for families that are living in extreme poverty, or people who are disadvantaged due to different reasons. Since this is not done through an organization or an institution, financial support is not encouraged.

How can you help?

  • Sponsoring a child
    • Educational support (School stuff, books, uniforms etc.)
    • Nourishment (Milk powder, supplementary vitamins etc.)
  • Healthcare
    • Purchasing medical supplies
    • Providing assistive devices (Hearing aids, spectacles, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs etc.
  • In addition, you can provide books for schools and libraries, schools with computers you’re disposing of, or by any other means you think you can help. If you have something to give, I will find you someone who needs it.

Beyond Borders usually doesn’t engage in direct charity, so we are not involved with this one either. However, we see the value behind things like this and we can vouch for Dinidu’s honesty and integrity. We assure you he has no conceivable use for “School Stuff, Books or uniforms” besides giving them away to intended recipients.

Do get in touch with him if you are interested in helping out, you can also see the dedicated page of The Godaya Initiative on his website.

Casual Googling reveals more P2P do-good initiatives such as this one.

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Posted on 03/17/2008, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Sri Lanka and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. yup i agree, we dont have to worry abt his honesty and sincerety in this regard.. we may want to be careful though if godaya wants us to be involved w a free eye clinic or the similar sort..

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