AN INTRODUCTION TO ORAAYAM FOUNDATION
We, a group of students who were classmates at Jaffna Hindu College, during the period 1971 to 1977 joined for a friendly discussion through online meeting on 18th April 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown time. This meeting with excitement prompted to a healthy conclusion that our vast experience and expertise earned through the past time shall be contributed by giving back to our society in need. It was decided to form an organization serving our community in homeland as well as on long term to other vulnerable communities, globally.
Our colleagues from Jaffna Hindu College living in the following eight countries; United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, South-Africa, Australia and Sri Lanka, joined together and formed the organization named as ORAAYAM FOUNDATION.
ORAAYAM FOUNDATION is registered in Canada, and incorporated under Canada Not for Profit Corporations act on 25 July 2020.
We are focusing on Development Programme on Education (especially on-line education), Agriculture & Environment (like home garden and green environment), Cottage industries, Water resource and conservation, Healthy Living – awareness of medical and health issues (inclusive of elder care), Waste Management & Sustainability and Youth Empowerment and Employment (education for youth and their voluntary contribution to the society, educating them on benevolent life and awareness of parents).
In order to organize and implement the above goals, following sub-committees have been formed. They are:
3. Water Resources
4. Health & Wellness
5. Environmental Protection & Waste Management
6. Youth Empowerment & Employment