PINA           

means in our native language

Nobility,

Compassion &

the Art of generous giving

The P I N A Organisation is a non-profitable, non-government organization (NGO) registered in Sri Lanka and is powered by P I N A – Hilfe fuer Sri Lanka e.V. (registered European INGO) in Germany.

 

We help people in need, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age or social standing. Our vision is to provide all Sri Lankans with a better standard of living and to lend a hand to families who are facing hard times and to those who cannot help themselves. All members of P I N A in both Sri Lanka and Germany work voluntarily and free of charge.

 

Our mission statement is simply to never give up hope. Today P I N A has seen more than 20 years of successful growth and operations in Sri Lanka. There were late nights, obstacles and sheer impossible tasks to overcome, but there were also tears of joy, accomplishments and moments we will take on for the rest of our lives. The knowledge, that we have contributed, even in the smallest way, to the betterment and development of Sri Lanka, is not only a satisfying thought, but a deed that speaks for us as humans and who we are at heart.

 

We believe in helping one person at a time, hoping that in the end, we contribute to the social development of society as a whole.

We are a
non-profitable
humantarian organisation functioning in Sri-Lanka over
2 decades!

Our Activities 2013

Clowns without borders in Trincomalee

Following a similar project in January 2013, PINA arranged for the German organization “Clowns without borders” to perform at four school functions in the Trincomalee district. The clowns performed in two Tamil schools, one Muslim school and one Singhalese school in the region. Over 1,200 school children and teachers were excited by these shows. A big thank you goes out to the clowns for their commitment to create joy for these children.
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Performances by the clowns

Table donation in Colombo - Gangarama temple

PINA donated 40 study tables to the Gangarama temple in Colombo for their Vocational Centre in the south of Sri Lanka.
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Handing over of the study tables to the Gangarama Temple

German Language Course

Ceylon German Technical Training Institute
50 trainees at the Ceylon German technical Training Institute in Mt. Lavinia started their German language classes, which are sponsored by PINA. The German classes consist of 280 teaching hours and will end with an examination for a German language certificate by the Goethe Institute. PINA provides the financing for the German lecturers, training for more German teachers, school books and other learning materials, examination charges, laptop and a CD player for German language learning audio books.
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The student’s first German class
50 trainees at the Ceylon German technical Training Institute in Mt. Lavinia started their German language classes, which are sponsored by PINA. The German classes consist of 280 teaching hours and will end with an examination for a German language certificate by the Goethe Institute. PINA provides the financing for the German lecturers, training for more German teachers, school books and other learning materials, examination charges, laptop and a CD player for German language learning audio books.
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Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
PINA would also like to give its most sincere thanks to the Colombo Goethe Institute Language Center for their invaluable advice and their co-operation, which is vital for the success of this project.

Schoolbook donation - Deiyandara National School

PINA purchased books for the Deiyandara National School for its school library. This project was made in response to a request for specific books made by the school.
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Handing over the books

Printer donation - Deiyandara National School

A family that had lost the roof of its family home due to a Tornado was provided with roof sheets as an emergency response by PINA.

German satellite TV program

Ceylon German Technical Training Institute
PINA installed the international German satellite TV program Deutsche Welle at the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute. PINA hopes that this will enable the students at CGTTI to learn more about life and culture in Germany, whilst they are partaking in PINA-sponsored German language classes currently benefitting 50 students in the institute.
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German satelitte TV programm Deutsche Welle

Printer donation - Anagarika Dharmapala National School - in Matara

A printer with scan and copy functions was handed over the Anagarika Dharmapala National School in the Matara region by PINA upon a request made by the school. PINA also donated a Sri Lanka-based memory games for use at the school, which were immediately played with by excited children at the school.
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Principal and students of the school

Printer donation - Anagarika Dharmapala National School - in Matara

A printer with scan and copy functions was handed over the Anagarika Dharmapala National School in the Matara region by PINA upon a request made by the school. PINA also donated a Sri Lanka-based memory games for use at the school, which were immediately played with by excited children at the school.
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Principal and students of the school

Visit of German Ambassador

Ceylon German Technical Training Institute
Upon invitation by PINA the German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Dr. Jürgen Morhard, visited the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute in Ratmalana. In a function attended by the German Embassy staff, PINA as well as instructors and students of the Institute, the students showcased their technical research and German language skills. PINA is grateful for the support of the German Embassy and its continued interest in the development of CGTTI’s students.
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Arrival of the Embassy delegation
Dr. Jürgen Morhard inspects the student’s equipment
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Dr. Aruna Abeygoonewardana explains PINA’s German language project
and the German TV installation at the CGTTI

Door donation - Colombo - Gangarama Temple

Dr. Aruna Abeygoonewardana, on behalf of the PINA Organisation, donated 8 French double doors, 1 sliding door, 7 toilet fittings as well as other used wooden house fittings and 8 study tables, from some renovation projects to the Gangarama Temple in Colombo. This valuable furniture and house fittings will be used by the Gangarama Temple for its training schools as well as donations for underprivileged families.
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The furniture and house fittings were delivered to the Temple premises in Colombo
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Dr. Abeygoonewardana handing over the French Double doors to the chief monk of the Gangarama Temple

Throughout 2013 we also made various other donations of basic essentials, such as spectacle frames for needy persons, bed sheets, towels and food for elder’s homes and orphanages.

We are thankful to all people who have participated in our efforts and look forward to further social projects in 2014.