SUBA UDE provides physical, creative and emotional projects for displaced persons living in welfare camps in Sri Lanka. We focus on psychosocial needs beyond food, shelter and medicine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Muppets Take Ampara

In June we produced 10 marionette shows on the East Coast.
They rocked.
See for yourself.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Build It and They Will Come

Steph and Wanna have created 10 children's activity centres in Ampara. Seven days a week children are participating in guided activities all day in a fully equipped, safe and friendly environment. Each centre is outfitted with locally made tables, benches and cupboards, musical instruments, sports equipment, art supplies, oversized white boards, radios, fans, water filters, playground items and 2 high-energy teachers!

Sidhuna teaches after-school classes forkids living in Kalmunai Kuddi camp

50+ kids visit the activity centre daily

On the Front Burner - Displacements

When not hustling up and down the Sri Lankan coastline, we've been in the kitchen cookin up a mighty sweet project. We started with a spicey hot Brazilian photographer, added some sizzlin' Filipina and Americana graphic designers and topped it off with a crunchy crew of event planners and high-octane doers...

We call our dish - "DisPlacements."

Taste some at displacements/srilanka

July 13 Benefit at the Standard Lounge in Los Angeles! Check out the flyer

We are accepting donations of your products or services for our
silent auction on July 13. So far we have a weekend at the Standard,
Lush Products, Designer threads...your help is much appreciated!
Here's how

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Uniting the Displaced

Refugee youth in Kenya made a video for their counterparts in Sri Lanka. Film Aid International (New York) sent us the video. We had it translated into Tamil and Sinhalese. It will premier this week in our camps as the opener to the marionette shows. To watch the video click here.

1. For more info about Film Aid International, download pdf.

or visit film aid international

Razeen reads the Tamil translation while showing the video at
Nintavur camp

Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool

Fearlessly heading into the deep

Great excuse for an English lesson

A New kind of pioneer

Just one of Indika's many talents...

Teaching kids to love water post-tsunami is no easy feat... unless
the instructor is a wildly energetic fish from southern California.
This month Heather kicked off a swimming class for affected kids.
Several times a week, she teaches water games, swimming techniques
and English. For more details on other tsunami relief water programs
and ocean based therapy, check out