Ceylon Students Education Fund, Australia

24th Annual General Meeting
The Ceylon Students Education Fund, Australia (CSEF) is seeking ongoing support from its Australian and word wide members and well-wishers for students affected by the decades-long civil war which has ravaged the country.
CSEF has been operating in Australia since 1989, providing timely assistance to those who have lost their parents or trapped in poverty, and are unable to continue their education due to the war related dysfunction. Primarily, this involves students from families who have lost their breadwinner in the war or war- inflicted disability.
We are officially registered as a non-profit organisation in Victoria and the head office is located in Melbourne. Our activities are mainly focused on the North and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, especially the districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Trincomallee, Batticaloa and Ampara.
Over the many years, our sponsorship assistance has benefitted many disadvantaged students by supporting their education from Year One to GCE Advance Level (A/L).
Hundreds of students have entered universities, successfully completed their tertiary education and gained meaningful employment through the sponsorships. Our assistance has also extended to a number of vulnerable students disabled by the war.
Anyone wishing to support a student can make a monthly contribution of $A21.00 and facilitate their ongoing education.
CSEF will provide the sponsors with full details of the sponsored students, letters confirming receipt of funds and regular progress reports in relation to their educational performance. We will also facilitate meetings with the sponsored students on request from sponsors visiting the country.
We acknowledge with gratitude, many of our sponsors who have provided additional support to the personal needs of their sponsored students during such visits.
The Fund has provided timely intervention during 2004 Tsunami disaster and 2009 end of civil war devastation. We have assisted many students held in refugee camps, enabling them to sit for the crucial GCE O/L and A/L exams, by facilitating targeted tutorial assistance and free educational aids. We have also played a constructive role in reuniting a number of affected students with their families.

The 24th Annual General Meeting and Information session on the Fund’s activities will be held:
On: Saturday 19th of October 2013 at 6.00pm
Venue: Vermont Community House
Karobran Drive, Vermont South, Victoria 3133, Australia
Anyone Interested in sponsoring a student can contact us via email and access our website for more information.
E-mail: kalvi.nithiyam@yahoo.com Web: http://www.csefund.org

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