To make an impacting difference to the lives of our guests, our staff and the people of Sri Lanka. Through contribution, continually raising our standards, sharing our passion and focusing on the little differences, we aim to make Satori one of the most rewarding luxury holiday experiences in Asia.
Satori is committed to philanthropy in our local area. Since April 2010 we have organised the sponsorship of 35 children from our local Sunday school for a further education project. For more info www.smileonsrilanka.org
Our local temple is run by the Venerable Reverend Nandaloca whose grace and presence has captured our hearts and minds. We are currently supporting some of the needs of his Sunday school (Buddhist) by hiring a local carpenter and purchasing wood to build a number of school tables and chairs as a large majority of the children in are sitting on the floor. We have taken many of our guests down to the school where they have been moved and touched by the songs, chants and smiles of the 200 or so children from the surrounding villages.
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With over 50 children to a classroom at government schools, further smaller private classes are needed if children want to increase their chances later on in life. As little as $12 USD per month can pay for weekly Maths, English & Science classes along with additional books. Through guest donations and sponsorship, guests and friends of Satori are able to change the destiny of our local children.
Mannacare is a global foundation that has been established since 1994. Joy Butler-Markham has been doing work in a number of countries with both children and adults, especially in the field of disability.
After the tsunami hit Sri Lanka, Joy came and built the “ village of hopes and dreams “ situated in Hikaduwa and currently looks after the needs of 100’s of mentally and physically disabled Sri Lankans as well as a whole host of people whose lives were shattered when their homes and everything they owned were swept away.
Thanks to generous donations Mannacare now have facilities make their own soap, candles and a number of items of clothing that are starting to be sold locally and abroad. This process provides jobs for the locals and creates an income to keep the village growing and sustaining. Recently Joy has added a music room and a computer room so we are currently looking for old laptops and musical instruments of any kind.
Many of our guests have been to see Joy in her village and been moved, touched and inspired by her work there. There’s still much to be done with finding money for life saving operations, and further funding for a
multitude of other challenges they are experiencing. We are pleased to be able to assist Joy on her mission.
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