Walk of Mercy - 4

Walk of Mercy is the project which is conducted by Vikings Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura with the aim of teaching the fellow Vikings about the value humanity over material things in life and as the privileged members of the society, to educate them & provide them the opportunity to engage in such community work, to create a better future for the underprivileged.
Walk of Mercy I, ii & iii was held successfully in the elders’ homes & Vikings spent with them through the various fun activities.
Walk of Mercy iv was held on 21st of September 2019 & Vikings visited SURASA Child Care Development Center at Madiwela. The Vikings prepared breakfast for the 28 differently-abled children and donated necessary things for their day to day life & finished this phase successfully, with the contribution of Vikings members. Among the donated items, including

1. Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo bottles
2. Dry rations such as Chickpea, green gram, Kidney beans & Rice packets

After a successful event Vikings went to Diyatha Guyana to spend some time with each other. Singing, Boat riding was many activities Vikings had fun with. Undoubtedly we can say that Vikings are beyond a club possibly a family which they turned on even after the event.

Walk of Mercy - 3

Vikings revisited Sausiri Elders Home at Pannipitiya, on 13th of February 2019. The purpose of this event was to teach the fellow Vikings about the value of the company over material things in life. The elderly were able to engage in various fun activities with the Vikings and exchange each other’s experiences in life.

Walk of Mercy - 2

Nowadays people have become extremely busy with their jobs and family matters. Most people have forgotten their responsibility toward their parents and grandparents. When parents or grandparents become older they need more emotional support. As a club we always focus to build mentality of social responsibility within our members’ minds. So as the second step of “Walk of Mercy” we went to Sawusiri Elders’ Home at Pannipitiya on 25th October 2018. We spent the evening by singing old songs and playing simple games with those grandparents and we were able to provide tea and snacks for them at the tea time. At the end of our work, one of the grandmothers delivered a speech to appreciate our work and it was a very emotional speech. By listening to that speech what we realized is that they feel isolated, lonely and depressed all the time. They need someone to share their memories and feelings. Love and affection are also core needs of them as food and medicine.

We left that place with the intention to come again to see them. By taking care of those elders, we received an immense personal satisfaction which is indescribable by words.

Walk of Mercy - 1

Members of the Vikings club spent 17th of August at “Suwa Sewana”, a home for the elderly in Awissawella. The purpose of this action was to accompany the elderly and make their day memorable. In the latter part of the day, the members met at Seethawaka Botanical Gardens for their weekly gathering session.

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