Ann and Gabor Kato are two retired Swiss-Canadian neuroscientists who have undertaken to help girls’ educaton
They have created an association with the purpose of improving the living conditions, health and education of girls in
During the past ten years, Ann & Gabor have assisted in rebuilding a school in Weligama located on the south coast of the island, helped destitute girls get access to quality education and sponsored three girls for a university education (www.girls-education.ch)
They have recently extended their philanthropic efforts in Sri Lanka to help marginalized women, working in tea plantations in the Nuwara Eliya area. These women suffer from poverty and ill health. In order to accomplish these goals, they have created a Geneva-based association that is governed by Swiss regulations (Eliya Association). Women tea workers will be trained to grow alternate products such as lavender, vegetables, strawberries and herbs to replace tea and sell them to local markets in Sri Lanka. These products will be grown under organic agricultural conditions.
Visit Sri Lanka to help tsunami victims and create Girl’s Education.
Meet Lawrence and visit the tea plantations.
Create the Eliya Association.
Sales of product and women’s program begin