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   We managed St Anthony's Home Hewadiwela (near Kegalle) 2006-2017

Orphanage

 

From mid-2006 to Dec 2017 we managed a children's home in Hewadiwela near Kegalle, approx 95kms from the capital city of Colombo; 8km from Rambukkana; 44km from Kandy and 25km from Kurunegala.

 

The children's home, set on a 5 acre property, had been abandoned several years before we took over management of it.  We undertook major restoration works to the buildings - painting, installing ceilings, treatment of white ant damage, upgrading toilets blocks and plumbing. The buildings were bat infested and overgrown with weeds. The property is continually maintained through the employment of local people.
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We had over 30 children in our care and they attended the local schools. After school the children had English lessons with Olivia and Fred. There was also a youth group for young adults in the area. On 11th January 2010 we opened a Montessori kindergarten for 30 children where lessons were taught in English.  

 

 

We had a cow, over 30 free range chickens and Kenny our Alsatian. There were over 300 coconut trees on the property and many fruit trees such as bananas, jack, pineapple and a bean crop.

 

We officially opened the children's home on 4th July 2008.  This would have been Kathleen Keegel's 85th birthday.

 

 
 

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