The Meththa Foundation - UK
UK Registered Charity Number 1135141
Dedicated to serving disabled people in Sri Lanka
Meththa Foundation was inaugurated in Birmingham in 1995 by a small group of Sri Lankans domiciled in the UK, for the sole purpose of serving disabled people in Sri Lanka. The word Meththa means Loving Kindness and we are on a mission to deliver our services with love and kindness and without bias or exceptions to civilians in Sri Lanka who seek our help.
We are a UK registered Charity. There is no formal registration for membership of Meththa Foundation. Anyone who has an interest in our objectives is free to join in our charitable activities.
We will co-opt volunteers from time to time for specific tasks. Invitations will be posted at this web site when a need arises.
We are supported by many NHS Rehabilitation Centres in the UK and the leading UK Prosthetics and Orthotics companies contracted to provide services at these centres.
Our Service Provision
Our main objective is to provide artificial limbs to people in need irrespective of where they live and help in their physical and psycho-social rehabilitation
We have established a non-profit sister organisation called the Meththa Rehabilitation Foundation in Sri Lanka to facilitate our work locally.
We deliver our services through two modern Rehabilitation Centres in areas where they are most needed. We supplement our services to the rural population using a Mobile Unit capable of providing a complete service at any peripheral site in the Island. We are also equipped to undertake rehabilitation of any chronic disabling condition.
A few disabled children and adults who received our services
ARTIFICIAL LIMB PROJECT TO SERVE WAR INJURED PEOPLE IN THE VANNI REGION
This project commenced on 10 July 2009 at Mannar General Hospital with the participation of all our partners. We made more than 2500 patient contacts through this Centre between July 2009 and May 2014 and provided nearly 1500 new artificial limbs.
In May 2014, with generous support from the Lebara Foundation we shifted this Centre to new purpose built Clinic / Workshop at Mankulam. From its inception until now, we have assessed more than 900 amputees in this clinic
Services at Mannar continues to function as a Satellite Clinic
Please use Trust activities link to see further details.