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…(https://www.pinterest.com/pin/288160076141926821/)
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