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Efforts on Kindred Kidneys

Kindred Kidneys is a project, initiated by the Rotaract Club of Alumni of University of Moratuwa in the year 2018 as an international service initiative with the Rotaract Club of Kairós Xalapa (District 4185). This year Rotaract Alumni Mora has planned to extend its scope by collaborating it with the community service avenue as well. The main objectives of this project are to increase awareness regarding Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and helping the innocent people who suffered from CKD. The project is done in collaboration with the Samastha Lanka Kidney Patients Association (SLKPA).  

On the 17th of January 2022, the first  phase of Kindred Kidneys took place at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya. Our Rotaractors from Rotaract Alumni Mora together with members of the Samastha Lanka Kidney Patients Association engaged in selling their quarterly publication ‘Wakugaduwa which is the first kidney-related newspaper published in Sri Lanka. It is a newspaper rich in articles that educate about chronic disease. Many of the devotees visiting Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya extended their helping hand in buying the informative newspaper. It was our pleasure to enhance the efforts put in by the SLKPA and to create awareness among the public regarding the seriousness of kidney diseases.  

Rotaract Alumni Mora is excited to shape up Kindred Kidneys more vividly and frequently. The next phase is planned to roll out very soon, and we hope to see you all there, contributing towards this worthy cause! 

By: Rtr. Ayesh Malindu

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Empower to living well with Kidney Disease – ‘සුව සවි’

Behind every person with kidney disease there is an even stronger family, who stands by them, supports them and loves them with all their heart…

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Being diagnosed with kidney disease can be a huge challenge, both for the patient and their family members. Its diagnosis and management, particularly in advanced stages of kidney disease, impact severely upon their lives. For instance, it reduces their and that of family and friends ability to participate in everyday activities like work, travel, and socializing whilst causing numerous problematic side effects.

Being a strength to the warriors of life…

Accordingly, ‘සුව සවි’ is an initiative organized by Rotaract Club of Alumni of University of Moratuwa under the signature project, Kindred Kidneys. With the pandemic, we held this to donate masks and sanitizers to Samastha Lanka Kidney Patients Association (SLKPA). It was a great opportunity to be a strength for those warriors who are battered with suffering, dialysis, and transplants with regard to their kidney problems.

We initiated the project with the objective of celebrating World Kidney Day which was on the 11th of March. The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021, as the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. Their aim is to increase both education and awareness about effective symptom management and patient empowerment. Eventually, the ultimate goal is to encourage life participation. 

We stand for the empowerment,

Whilst effective measures to prevent kidney disease and its progression are important, patients with kidney disease – including those who depend on dialysis and transplantation – and their care-partners should also feel supported. Especially during pandemics and other challenging periods, the concerted efforts of kidney care communities are essential. In addition, along with Suwa Sawi, we set a PR post series on 7 Golden rules of Kidney Disease Prevention. Check these posts which we have attached here at the end and make yourself aware!!

In collaboration with Eco Life…

Eco Life, a Sri Lankan-based eco-friendly cleaning solution provider offered their generous hand as the healthcare partner of ‘සුව සවි’. Finally, the donation session of ‘සුව සවි’ was successfully held on 6th March at the Samastha Lanka Kidney Patients Association. Along with the support of the team at Eco Life, we could donate sanitizer liquid (5L), disinfectants (10L), and face masks (200).

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Eco Life, and all the generous souls who extended their helping hand in making this endeavor a success. We, Rotaract Alumni Mora strived to continue our service towards the empowerment of lives and the prevention of Kidney disease. Together, we can build a blessed nation free of Kidney diseases !.

Written By: Rtr. Kavinda Senarathne

Edited By: Rtr. Odatha Bandara

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Being the sunshine for their lives – Share the Joy – Phase 01

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

Albert Einstein

We all have special days in our lives that we would like to celebrate with our close ones to share the joy. It may be a birthday, graduation day, wedding day or even the day you became a parent. No matter what, we all prefer to receive surprises, gifts and parties to remind the value of ourselves in our loved ones’ hearts.

What if we make someone happy on that special day and celebrate it with them? Or in other words, what if we become the sunshine in someone’s rainy day?

This was the thought that drove us towards having the series ‘Share the Joy’ as we, Rotaractors of Alumni of University of Moratuwa, perpetually attempt to make a difference in someone’s life. In other words, this is an opportunity to celebrate our birthdays by helping some innocent souls to gather beautiful memories in their lives and bring smiles on their innocent faces.

Service considers no barriers…

The current pandemic situation could not deter this meritorious endeavour that we do annually. As in previous years, we didn’t have the privilege to interact with children to share our joy and experience. Hence the team decided to organise this year’s Share the Joy with a different touch in its execution.

Thus, as the initial stage, we contacted several child protection centers to approach centers with requirements that are needed to be fulfilled. Accordingly, we chose Nutrition Centre for Infants – Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society, which is home to 25 babies under 3 years of age and provides them with medical care, clinical services and nutrition, to conduct Share the Joy 20.1.

We went to the place and discussed with them regarding the requirements of the infants. One of their main requirements was mattresses for the infants. This time we invited all the Rotaractors who celebrated their birthdays in July, August, September and October to be a part of this generous act. We emphasized to them the importance and speciality of this meritorious act as this was a different kind of a donation in Share the Joy history compared to previous phases.

A coming together of generous souls…

We managed to collect a significant monetary donation and other materialistic donations for this from the members for a worthy cause. Our plan was to buy 7 mattresses and buy Rexine covers for those mattresses considering the durability. We donated those 15 customized mattresses for babies on 18th of December at Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society Moratuwa.

Rotaract Alumni Mora expresses our sincere gratitude for all the members who helped us to make this phase a great success. We sincerely hope that we will receive the same earnest support from all generous souls for the future phases of this noble endeavour.

Written by Rtr. Kavinda Senarathne