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History 2021

31. December 2021

Final setup playground

The playground is finished. Besides the fence between the washroom and the playground, the self-constructed climbing and playing facilities are ready for the children. These include a monkey bar, football goals and a large swing.

11. December 2021

Children on site

All preschool children are in preschool for the first time. Apart from measuring their height and taking their shoe size, profile pictures are also taken. The preparation of the school uniforms and the organisation of the daily preschool routine can begin.

25. November 2021

Annual Report 2022

The Unit Communication is taking the lead for the Annual Report 2022. A kick-off meeting is being held for this purpose. In a next step, the members of the unit will think about how the report can be structured and how its content can be designed.

14. November 2021

Intercultural calendar

Viviane and Begum from the Unit Education complete a calendar, which includes Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Tamil holidays. The calendar is intended to raise the children's awareness of the different religions.

25. October 2021

Partnership Wilpattu

A new partnership has fortunately been established with Wilpattu Nature Resort. Guests referred through Elukids support Elukids with 10% of their accommodation costs plus LKR 1000.

03. October 2021

Partnership Elements

Elukids is pleased to announce a new partnership with Elements Resort. People who stay at the resort through Elukids support the association with 20% of their accommodation costs.

11. September 2021

Finish Construction PS

The last construction event of the kindergarten building is the door installation in the interior with the final installation of the lock in the office door. The formation of the building took 219 days with a budget of CHF 30'284.

19. August 2021

Employment contracts

Four permanent employment contracts are signed by the Associate Members. Three contracts starting from 2022 are signed by teachers Begum, Naji and Rasadari and the back office employment contract is designated to Chrishanthi. 

31. July 2021

Preschool registration

Registration forms for the future preschool children are handed out in Old and New Eluwankulam, Gangawadiya and Greenfield. A total of 80 forms are in circulation, which should target the 145 families in these regions. The goal is to fill the 30 preschool seats.

24. July 2021

English lessons

The team in Sri Lanka is learning English with Nihal Fernando and Shiney. Some team members also attend the SVS English School. The reason for this is the future use of English in preschool. A nice side effect of the lessons is the strengthening of team cohesion.

27. June 2021

Slab WR

The construction of the slab also needed 10 days, with a final budget of CHF 1'729. Since it required special tools and materials for the construction of the flat roof, the help of an external team was enlisted. 

10. June 2021

Wiring PS

This construction phase lasted 3 days and the expenditure of CHF 697 is almost equal to the calculated initial budget. Suresh's older brother Pradees was responsible for this phase. It is valuable that Elukids knows almost all of the professionals personally. 

21. May 2021

Start washroom (WR)

The first of the eight construction phases of the washroom begins. The budget is CHF 8'000. The idea has been developed from the planned toilet to a larger flat roof building, which could be extended with a roof apartment, for example.

19. May 2021

Contact Olivia-Rasadari

Olivia and Rasadari are in contact for a first meeting via Microsoft Teams. This way, the upcoming collaboration in the field of education can be discussed.

24. April 2021

Entry Rojan

Rojan joins the team in Sri Lanka. He will support Elukids as a social supporter.

30. March 2021

Transport laptop

The transport time of two laptops and three cell phones from Switzerland to Sri Lanka has taken 44 days. Chrishanthi and Alponcina picked up the package directly in Colombo.

23. February 2021

Mission

Together with the vision, Elukids presents the mission of the organization (PVT) LTD in Sri Lanka and the association in Switzerland, in order to establish a clear differentiation of the areas of responsibility of both organizations.

03. February 2021

Prework preschool

Preparations for the groundbreaking of the preschool building are in progress. The ground plan is marked and shoveled.

26. January 2021

Invitation cards

For the groundbreaking of the preschool building on 05.02.21 Elukids creates invitation cards and at the same time an event is organized.

14. January 2021

Transport infrastructure

Technical equipment are sent to Sri Lanka, which was provided by Tobias and Lukas.

06. January 2021

Mutations association

Sabrina, Marc and Maya participate as active members. Olivia and Dinu take responsibility in the board.

04. January 2021

Structures organization

The structures in the Elukids organization in Sri Lanka are formed and defined: Managing Director, Staff and Supporters.

29. December 2021

Team meeting

For the first time, a team meeting is held in Sri Lanka with part of the Swiss team. The meeting is a great opportunity to strengthen team cohesion.

03. December 2021

Finish indoor WR

The interior of the washroom has been completed after some waiting time. The reason for this was a delay in a sensor, with which all toilets and taps are now functioning. In addition, the windows and partition walls are completely installed and the floor is finished.

17. November 2021

Start Outdoor area

The final touches to the outdoor area are laying stones on the access to the plot and filling the entire plot with sand. In addition, the design of the garden is being planned. 

31. October 2021

Parents meeting

A meeting is held with the parents and the team in Sri Lanka. The main topics are in-depth information about Elukids and the vision of Elukids. The main aim is to eliminate possible insecurities of the parents, which may arise due to religious or cultural reasons.

11. October 2021

Finish facade WR

About three months after the start of this construction phase, the facade of the washroom is completed. With CHF 670, the expenses were only CHF 70 above the planned costs.

30. September 2021

Budget 2022

A budget of CHF 15'000 is secured for 2022. This means that Elukids is ready for the opening of the kindergarten and other activities that will take place next year. 

01. September 2021

Start Indoor WR

The final constructions of the washroom are the windows and the floor. This phase is budgeted at CHF 3'900. For the children to be able to use the toilets independently, they are installed in a child-friendly way and the taps are equipped with sensors to increase hygiene awareness.

12. August 2021

Start facade WR

The formation of the washroom facade begins. The planned costs are CHF 600. 

31. July 2021

Windows PS

Three weeks after the start, the window installation of the preschool is finished. The budget was CHF 2'225, the final expenses were slightly lower at CHF 2'115.

23. July 2021

Start Outdoor Area PS

Around the preschool building, the outdoor area is formed, which will be used later, for example, as a seating area. This construction phase is budgeted with CHF 1'000. 

15. June 2021

Wall WR

Completing the wall took 10 days and a final budget of CHF 581. Finding the right template for the columns was a challenge. Special thanks to Alexandra and Jumlath, who made helpful drawings, and to the Baus team with their support in positioning the windows and doors. 

02. June 2021

Foundation WR

With the foundation, the basis for the washroom has been laid after about 2 weeks. The total expenses amount to CHF 1'157. With the first construction phases of the washroom and the preschool, two construction projects are going on in parallel, which is exciting to follow.

21. May 2021

Entry Olivia

Olivia joins the team in Switzerland as an active member and assists to write the Elukids story. 

09. May 2021

Conversations

Elukids gains presence during the construction phase, which causes uncertainty among some stakeholders. Therefore, Elukids seeks direct exchange with religious representatives, preschools and the authorities in order to obtain approval for the project.

23. April 2021

Budget 2022

The budget for the coming year has been defined. It became clear through various experiences that the originally planned amount of CHF 6'000 has to be increased to CHF 13'000. 

23. March 2021

End foundation PS

After 46 days, the first of five construction phases is completed. The next phase of construction is planned to be the construction of the walls.

23. February 2021

Vision

Elukids presents the vision on the homepage and wants to strengthen its own identification internally and externally and provide a clear orientation.

02. February 2021

Guests groundbreaking

Elukids invited the following guests for the start of construction of the preschool building:
Elukids team Sri Lanka, Dinu's grandparents, construction team, authorities, all religious representatives (Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam).

23. January 2021

Salary payment

The first salary payment with the consideration of the "EPF" and "ETF" is made.

13. January 2021

Printing company GYSIN

Due to the valuable support of the printing company GYSIN, Elukids can offer the annual report at a price of 19 CHF.

06. January 2021

New structures

The Elukids association in Switzerland forms newly defined structures to participate:
Board members, active members and passive members.

02. January 2021

Construction supervisor

Elukids engages Dinesh, a local construction supervisor who is well known in the communitiy of Suresh, Srikanth and Nawfeek.

29. December 2021

Road signs

To ensure that the preschool is infallible, two road signs are installed. One sign shows the distance of 450 m from the main road to the preschool and the second is 50 m away at the junction to the preschool.

25. November 2021

Weekly plan

The first draft of the weekly plan has been completed. A kindergarten day includes morning rituals, a morning circle where different topics are addressed or stories are told, training sequences to learn different skills and farewell rituals.

16. November 2021

Fence Playground

To create a separation between the washroom and the playground, the construction of a fence begins.  

31. October 2021

Transportation Najifkahn

Najifkahn provides safe travel from home to kindergarten. Four children can be transported per trip, from Gangawadiya for the equivalent of CHF 1.50 each and from Greenfield for CHF 0.50. The children from Old and New Eluwankulam will travel independently.

10. October 2021

Community Event

Preparations for the community event in April 2022 are starting. The event is an opportunity to get to know Elukids and the community better and to have a good time. Registration for the event is already open.

19. September 2021

News registrations

Elukids has a total of 40 registrations, of which 33 children will attend the kindergarten from next year. The change in the number of children is due to an additional application that meets the admission criteria.  

30. August 2021

Finish cable laying WR

The water and electricity lines have been laid and this construction phase is therefore complete. The total financial expenditure is CHF 1'424.

10. August 2021

Start cable laying WR

Responsible for this phase is Suresh's brother Pradees, who is also installing the water and electricity lines by himself. The budget for this construction phase is CHF 1'500. 

28. July 2021

Finish facade PS

After one month, the construction phase of the facade comes to an end. The total expenditure is CHF 2'171.

14. July 2021

Recruitment of teachers

After several phases of getting to know each other, Begum and Najrinas Banu are now joining the unit education. The recruitment of two teachers enables the individual support and promotion of the children as well as an expansion of the social and educational offers.

15. June 2021

Completion roof PS

19 days and CHF 10'332 later, the construction phase "roof" is completed. With the laying of the first roof tile a traditional meal took place. Due to the valuable cooperation with a material supplier from Puttalam the roof material was sufficient. 

27. May 2021

Start roof PS

After the walls are in place, the construction phase of the roof begins. Srikanth from the Elukids team in Sri Lanka is responsible for this building-stage. The challenging task of procuring the building material was accomplished in a very short time.

20. May 2021

Facebook activation

Elukids is now also represented on Facebook. The Elukids team hopes for a more intensive contact with the community in Sri Lanka through Facebook.

29. April 2021

Completion fence

After 99 days of construction, the fence is finally finished! Thus, the first milestone of the entire construction process has been successfully achieved. 

03. April 2021

Search for 2nd teacher

The job advertisement for the second teacher is online at ikman.lk. Further publications are planned.

21. March 2021

Entry Alponcina

After her foreign exchange Alponcina strengthens the Sri Lanka team. Her area of responsibility will be defined in the near future.

18. Februar 2021

Entry Maathangi

Maathangi will be responsible for the communication in Tamil and will therefore be an active member of the Elukids Team Switzerland.

29. January 2021

Approval preschool

After three months, Elukids receives the long-awaited confirmation from the Department of education to run an independent preschool.

23. January 2021

Water pipe

Elukids gets access to water.

11. January 2021

Prework fence

The plot is prepared for the fence work.

06. January 2021

General assembly

The first general assembly of Elukids
takes place online.

14. December 2021

Registration change

Unfortunately, the Pubathu preschool in the nearby area is closed, resulting in a new preschool registration. The registration fulfils the Elukids admission criteria and increases the number of preschool children again to 33.

25. November 2021

Playground design

Ideas for the construction of the playground are collected among the teachers. Parents, preschool children and the whole team should be involved in the construction.

16. November 2021

Electricity PS

After a few organisational barriers, the preschool is supplied with electricity. 

28. October 2021

Registration change

As of next year, 32 children will attend the kindergarten. One family has withdrawn its registration for private reasons.

03. October 2021

Sewerage WR

The pipes of the washroom are completely installed. Thus, the drainage of the toilets and lavabos works perfectly. The planned budget of CHF 250 turned into actual expenses of CHF 280.

14. September 2021

Development Elukids

Elukids is constantly developing and growing in various areas. In order to be able to master future challenges even better, the first active search for people who will be involved in the various units in the future has begun.

24. August 2021

Registration deadline 

After completing the registration process, 32 children are admitted to the preschool. With 19 children, the village of New Eluwankulam is the most numerous of the 4 target villages. 

31. July 2021

Start indoor area PS

The flooring and doors of the preschool building are installed. The pandemic drives up the price of building materials, especially flooring. Therefore, no budget was prepared, but the necessary material was obtained at the required price. 

24. July 2021

Entry Viviane

Elukids welcomes Vivi to the team in Switzerland. She will actively support Elukids in the area of education.

28. June 2021

Start facade PS

This is the final construction phase of the preschool building before the windows and doors are installed. The budget for this phase is CHF 2'100.  

13. June 2021

Interviews teacher

Elukids begins the interview process with three potential teachers. Among other things, it is important that the future teacher is a resident of Eluwankulam and that their mindset fits Elukids. 

24. May 2021

Homepage in Tamil

Thanks to Maathangi's effort, the Elukids website is now available in Tamil. The goal is a stronger exchange with the local population and the Tamil community in Switzerland.

20. May 2021

Completion wall PS

After only 17 days, the construction phase "wall" is completed. Thanks to the construction manager Dinesh, his team and of course the Elukids team in Sri Lanka, this great achievement was possible. The final expenditure for this phase is CHF 3'090.

24. April 2021

Teammeeting online

The team in Sri Lanka meets with Dinu for the first time via Microsoft Teams. Through that, the exchange and team cohesion between the members in Switzerland and Sri Lanka can be strengthened.

02. April 2021

First online session

Rasadari and Dinu execute the first online session via Microsoft Teams and thus optimize the communication between Team Sri Lanka and Team Switzerland.

17. March 2021

Window positioning PS

In the classroom are placed 7 large windows, and in the office 2 small and 1 large window. After discussions with Baus baut GmbH Alexandra made the changes in the drawing.

05. February 2021

Start Preschool (PS)

The foundation ceremony of the preschool building will be accompanied by an event to present the Elukids organization to the guests.

28. January 2021

Final floor plan

After recommendations from Baus baut and further considerations, the final version for the floor plan was created by Alexandra. Elukids will now discuss the planning with construction supervisor Dinesh on site.

20. January 2021

Construction start fence

The first foundation stone for the fence work is placed by Dinu's grandfather. Guests are: Team Sri Lanka, construction team and Dinu's grandparents.

06. January 2021

Order process

Elukids launches the first activity with the annual report to ensure independent financial security.

04. January 2021

Employment contracts

Rasadari and Chrishanthi receive a permanent employment contract. Elukids thus strengthens the professionalism in the organization in Sri Lanka.

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