KOICA with Korean NGO ESWS donates 1,000 COVID-19 Relief Packages to Kandy

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KOICA Sri Lanka Office, in partnership with a Korean NGO ‘Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS)’, donated 1,000 emergency relief packages to the Kandy District Secretariat on May 19, 2020.

The relief packages amounting to 15.1m rupees consist of essential food items such as rice and sugar, hand sanitizers, etc. They will be provided to vulnerable people in urban areas and farmers in Kandy, which is one of the biggest cities in Sri Lanka with 15 confirmed cases as of May 21.

ESWS addressed, “We hope this donation will help the vulnerable groups who are in a difficult situation due to the poor environment, a long-term curfew, and the economic depression. Eastern Social Welfare Society will continue to stand with Sri Lanka to overcome COVID-19”.

KOICA is the Korean government agency for grant aids under the mission of ‘Leave no one behind with People-centered Peace and Prosperity’.

KOICA Sri Lanka Office has been supporting various development projects and fellowship programs since 1991, and currently implementing a 3-year educational support project with ESWS in an effort to improve the educational environment and capacity of estate sectors in Kandy area.

The Country Director of KOICA Sri Lanka Office, Ms. Kang added, “KOICA will continue supporting Sri Lanka to fight against COVID-19”.