New Day has been extremely active at the Matara Girls Home during 2018. Our focus has been on completing a significant upgrade the home’s infrastructure, notably fully renovating the ceiling, roof, and walls in the back of the home. This will include a complete update of the kitchen, dining area and other facilities. This work was desperately needed after years of non-investment, bad leakage from the roof which had created an unsafe living environment. The girls have had to endure challenging living conditions whilst the work has been completed, but the results have been fantastic and well worth the many months of construction. The final investment for a new roof over the home is underway and construction to on this final piece of work expected to start in the next month. In addition to the construction projects, New Day continues to fully support the education program and operating costs of the Home.
We are delighted with the results and the impact New Day is having. A large contribution from Paul Jurie of Hong Kong has allowed us to largely finance the roof project. Paul was recently in Matara and texted :
“Congratulations. You, Liza and the New Day contributors have made an amazing difference to the orphanage and girls. The girls are so excited with the extension. It’s looking really great. Many thanks, Paul.”
Below are photos of the improvements: