DABAL

UK Registered Charity Number - 1123487

Deaf And Blind Aid Lanka

“Kindness is a language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear” Mark Twain

Who We Are

Our aim is to help improve the quality of life for many deaf and blind children in Sri Lanka who are attending rural schools that lack funds. They need our support to improve facilities and infrastructure.

2004

dabal started

25

times donated

16

registered schools

12

Committee members

Our Vision

DABAL has so far supported 16 schools. We hope to see the dawn of the day when every deaf and blind child in Sri Lanka is free from poverty and is able to have the education and support needed to play an integral part in the society of Sri Lanka.

DABAL believes that it will continue to make an ever increasing impact on the lives of deaf and blind children in Sri Lanka, by raising awareness that it is important to invest in their future so as to enable and empower them to reach out for educational and employment opportunities, and eradicate the stigma attached to their disabilities.

Contact us

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  • +0044-1883336647
  • info@dabal.org
  • 67 Luther Close, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8YY, UK

Our Mission

Our specific mission is to enable Deaf and Blind Rural Schools in Sri Lanka to enhance the provision of welfare, educational and recreational facilities.

It is a policy of the Charity to support at least two schools each year. According to the survey on identified Deaf and Blind Schools in Sri Lanka done by Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2012 there are about twenty schools scattered around the island. The schools are chosen by lottery at the Annual General Meeting and every school that needs the Charity’s support has an equal chance of being chosen. The focus is still very much on providing educational facilities.

Come meet us up close

Every one of our team members is devoted to delivering the finest possible support.

Chair Person

Ameera Hussain

Secretary

Angeline Kanagasooriam

Treasurer

John Yorke

Vice Chairman

Charmanie Jayasooriya

Social & Events Secretary

Nadani Welikala

Web Master

Lionel Bandara

Committee

Beulah Mendis

Committee

Feisal Hussain

Publicity

Nimal Navaratne

Committee

Drowpathi Pillai

Committee

Chris Seelanatha

Our X Members - Trusted by the best

The Way Forward

Support for the schools so far is due to the enormous contribution made by our Patron, Lord Low of Dalston, Vice President (formerly the
Chairman) of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a small band of hardworking and dedicated Trustees who give of their time freely, and the generosity of the British public supporting the fund raising events with their time, talents and donations.