Campaign to Support the Hungry During Lockdown in Jaffna



The ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Sri Lanka is having a devastating economic effect on the country’s most vulnerable populations. With extremely little and oftentimes no government support, those that are already impoverished cannot currently work and unable to meet basic day-to-day needs. Prices for essential commodities have increased sharply during the lockdown, food insecurity is high and many are on the verge of death from hunger. With your help, Neyam Foundation will provide financial support to purchase food for those in the Jaffna and surrounding areas . Your donation will support the Jaffna Lions Club, community centres, churches, temples and village leaders (Grama Sevakas) to directly give common dry foods (rice, lentil, baby formula) and other essential food items to families with children, the elderly and others in need.

Neyam Foundation will work with trusted local partners to make sure 100% of your donations will go directly to essential food supplies. We will cover all administrative fees for this campaign. Our aim is to provide hunger relief during the lockdown and we hope you will donate what you can.

Note: The military enforced lockdown in Sri Lanka began on August 20, 2021 and was recently extended to September 6th, 2021.

Neyam Foundation is a registered charity in the province of Ontario.

About Neyam Foundation

The Neyam Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that supports communities affected by war in the northern regions of Sri Lanka. Through our annual “Critical Needs” campaign we raise funds to support a specific community based on urgent needs.

At Neyam Foundation, we believe that education is the single best way to end youth poverty. We strive for a world where young minds have the skills to follow their dreams and earn gainful employment. Neyam is a Canadian based, non-profit organization, which reaches out to the children, widows and physically challenged in the North & East of Sri Lanka.

Through our work we started and scaled in helping poor children and widows in need with education, food and medical expenses. By providing access to education and receiving the financial support from donors, children complete their education, achieve their dreams, and end the cycle of poverty.

The foundation is able to reach the children and widows who are falling between the cracks and have nowhere else to turn. The financial challenges that arise when caring for these vulnerable human beings can be overwhelming, and the Neyam Foundation is determined to provide the necessary care and support through fundraising and promotional activities. Our focus is to provide assistance that will enhance the quality of a child or widow’s life that will have lasting, long term effects.

Members of Neyam Foundation:
Rev. J. Chandrakanthan, PhD, President of Neyam Foundation,
Margie Vincent de Paul, Executive Director of Neyam Foundation and Owner of Sunflowers Furniture
Jegan Vincent de Paul, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors of Neyam Foundation


Phone: 647-472-8541
You may also email Margie Vincent de Paul at

Mailing Address:
3025 Kennedy Road, Unit 11
Toronto, ON, M1V1S3