Kathleen Keegel Children’s Fund


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Easter Edition of the 2009 KKCF Newsletter. It’s filled with heaps of exciting news about our latest projects, upcoming events, travelers' tales to our orphanage in Sri Lanka and pictures of our recent Valentines Dinner Dance in Melbourne. Unfortunately it’s been a sad start to the year and our hearts go out to all


Orphanage Update

We now have six children in our care (one 10 yr old girl Gayathri and five boys - 12 yr old Sajee, 10 yr old Paul, 10 yr old Charmara, 7 yr old Siva kumara and 5 yr old Tharaka).  Tharaka has a heart condition and is under medical care. The children enjoy being together and have set-tled in quickly to their new home.  They go to the local schools by bus and are learning English well.

Currently up to 60 chil-


Ask Olly

Q. Olly, can you tell us about your helpers at the orphanage?

A. We have several paid staff at the orphanage helping with administra-tion, cooking and looking after the children as well other general work on the five acre property. We also have volunteers visiting on occasion. It’s


dren and mature stu-dents visit the orphanage for English classes each week.  We are refurbish-ing the large rooms un-derneath the dormitory which can be used as a multi-purpose area for dining, teaching and other varied activities.

Another project we are working on is to create a computer facility which will be used to train the local youth in computer skills.

We currently have 25 chickens laying eggs

always great to have visi-tors helping out and see-ing what life at an or-phanage can be like.

Interested in finding out about Olly’s life in Sri Lanka?

Email your questions to



the people affected by the bushfires in Victoria. We wish all our support-ers a safe and happy Easter holiday and hope you enjoy the chocolate eggs that go with it! 

which we use and sell to the local community.  We also have a cow living on the property.

A fence is being con-structed to secure the property – see Buy a Block on the last page for more details on this.

Please feel free to

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