‘Daya Mina’ is a Day Centre, run by the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, for young people with learning difficulties or are known as slow learners. Daya Mina aims to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the so-called ‘disabled’ are in fact differently abled or differently gifted; functioning at different levels and having much to offer to society. They are helped to develop to the maximum their inherent potential and so taking their rightful place in society.
The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary is dedicated to the care and education of the differently abled children of Sri Lanka since 1964. Daya Mina, which means ‘Jewel of love,’ was established in 1989, providing a number of differently-abled children and adults with a day care service, education and life training.
It is a government approved Charity under the Sudaya Trust ( Gazette 93/07/624 and recognized under the social services ( Col 41/91).With a western province registration: WP/SSD/C/DH/2013/02. At present, there are 60 students. The students come from all walks of life… Some students need to be sponsored. The staff are accompanied and given ongoing formation, on the job training locally and overseas.
Daya Mina” offers educational, social and vocational training and skills to young people with learning disabilities. The programme carried out at Daya Mina strives to underline and uphold the dignity of the young person from all walks of life and enables them to develop to the fullest the potential which is inherent in them.