Taekwondo boost for orphan Sri Lankan boys and girls | Sunday Observer

Taekwondo boost for orphan Sri Lankan boys and girls

Orphan children from the Boys’ Town in Ragama and Jayanthi Children’s home Kegalle showcase their skills  (Pic by Ranjith Asanka)
Orphan children from the Boys’ Town in Ragama and Jayanthi Children’s home Kegalle showcase their skills (Pic by Ranjith Asanka)

Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation (SLTF) along with the World Taekwondo Federation inaugurated the WT-ADF Care Project in Sri Lanka at the University of Kelaniya yesterday.

President of the World Taekwondo Federation Dr. Chugwon Choue graced the occasion and 83 students who are orphans will benefit through these projects with Taekwondo training under the slogan of Road to Champions. “I am happy to be in Sri Lanka for the opening ceremony of the Sri Lanka world tTekwondo care project. This is my first visit to this beautiful and peaceful country,” said Dr. Chugwon Choue.

The Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation started its WT care project on July 2, 2019 for one year to help empower street children with the financial support of the Asian Development Foundation. Some 83 students of the two projects comprising 60 boys and 23 girls from orphanages in Kegalle and Ragama will benefit. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Taekwondo medallists who excelled at the recently concluded South Asian Games were also felicitated at the ceremony. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was awarded an honorary Taekwondo Black Belt by Dr Chugwon Choue on Friday while the delegates from the World Taekwondo Federation also met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

 

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