LakEssence is proud to support the SISU SENEHASA Foundation. This collective effort focuses on helping students who are working hard to excel in their education despite many hardships. Many of the students who are recipients of the program have lost one or both parents or have a parent who is unable to work due to physical or mental illness. The program is aptly named “SISU SENEHASA” which means love and caring for students in Sinhalese language.
Each year, students in the program receive a scholarship to assist with the expenses of school. As of 2020, there are approximately 100 students from the Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka receiving scholarships through the SISU SENEHASA Foundation. A support committee monitors the students and provides ongoing support.
In addition to annual scholarships, SISU SENEHASA Foundation has funded larger projects including rebuilding a school after severe flood damage in 2017 and a donation of computer lab equipment.