The Mistoria Group and our founder Mish Liyanage are in the fortunate position to be able to financially support a range of community projects both in the UK and internationally.
As a property company, we consider homelessness a major issue in the country. Via various social property investment initiatives, Mistoria would like to play a key role in, if not eradicating, at least minimising the social impact of homelessness in the community by working with similar like minded people and businesses.
Mish, who was born and raised in Sri Lanka before moving to the UK, has chosen to support some fantastic causes for young, vulnerable and poverty stricken people and also for those who have suffered through conflict in different parts of the world.
Details of all of the current projects and organisations we are supporting are outlined below and we hope you and your colleagues will join with us in supporting these great projects.
Here are further details of each…
Social Property Investment
Social Property Investment is an initiative set up by social entrepreneur Amy Varle. They are a mission-led enterprise which explores, develops and promotes housing-led solutions towards homelessness. They are working to create the Housing First Hub, a technology platform which will educate, connect and empower providers of both affordable accommodation and aspirational support.
Their strategies help practitioners to identify sustainable solutions to all types of homelessness; whether the need is for one individual, or for an entire community.
They educate, connect and empower respondents across sectors, providing the tools and practical resources needed to achieve success.
Mistoria are one of Amy’s sponsors. By helping to fund her activities, we hope to be part of the solution to ending homelessness across both the North West and ultimately the whole of the UK. We also hope to be bring some of our expertise in the housing sector to future projects as they are developed within their overall action plan.
For further information on Amy and her initiative please visit their website http://www.socialpropertyinvestment.co.uk/
The foundation’s motto is “Waste Not Want Not” and this charity, founded in Birmingham in 1995, serves disabled people in Sri Lanka. It gained charity status in the UK in 2010 (Charity number 1135141).
Their main activity has been the supply of prosthetic limbs for those injured by war in Sri Lanka and to date they have supplied over 5500 using recycled components from the UK for the most needy patients in Sri Lanka. With 2 state of the art clinics in the country, the foundation has now expanded its operations to other war torn areas such as Northern Uganda. Here they are using their expertise to train local prosthetists who will also visit their clinics for further training in 2019.
Mistoria is supporting Meththa Foundation with financial sponsorship of a cultural evening for 150 guests taking place at Worsley Courthouse on 14th December. Our CEO Mish Liyanage will also make a presentation to the assembled guests, and the profits from the ticket sales will all be channelled to the Foundation and the incredible life-saving work that they do.
For further information on the charity please visit their website http://www.meththafoundation.org.uk/
Education is an incredibly important element of developing individuals and overcoming poverty. Although education has been free in Sri Lanka since independence back in 1948, over the years it has become competitive and costly, thereby putting a good education beyond the reach of the poor.
The Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2014 as part of APSL’s 10th birthday celebrations, as a vehicle that would enable many people, both members and non-members alike, to support this vision.
Mistoria are a key supporter of the APSL Scholarship Scheme whose aim is to help gifted children in Sri Lanka continue their education and minimise the risk of dropping off school due to poverty.
The Scholarship Scheme provides:
- Sri Lankans in the UK with a simple and efficient channel for ‘putting something back’, that will help transform the lives of the next generation,
- Colleagues and friends of Sri Lanka, with an opportunity to contribute to an initiative that will make a real and lasting difference in the lives of poor.
For further information on the association please visit their website http://www.apsl.org.uk/
Ketumati Buddhist Vihara
Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, presently based in Hollins, Oldham is the premium Buddhist Vihara in Greater Manchester for the Sri Lankan expatriate community of the North West of UK. It is run by the Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Trust, a registered charity founded in 1999. Venarable Pidiville Piyatissa, with whose guidance the Vihara project was inaugurated under the guidelines of its governing document, functions as the Chief Incumbent Priest.
Mistoria supports the charitable work of the temple within the local community in Greater Manchester.
For further information on the temple please visit their website http://www.ketumati.org/