Remembering December 26th 2004 – sad origin of our work in Matara

Today is the 14th anniversary of the terrible tsunami that on December 26th, 2004, brought destruction and much misery around the Indian Ocean – also in Sri Lanka – and claimed more than 200,000 lives: the cause for Neuwied-Matara Friendship Association to work and help schools and students in Matara on the south coast of the island southeast of India.
This is also the reason that Ridmi (for the second time) came to Germany, on the one hand a great fortune, which she can use by means of the sponsorship program of the association to build her future from it – on the other hand, this day is a very painful one for her, because it destroyed her family 14 years ago, and her childhood and adolescence was not an easy time. (more…)