Patrina has always been a hardworking young employee who strives to do her best to accomplish her duties. She's being working with our knit wear project since 2011 and it gives us immense satisfaction to see her growing into a strong and independent individual from the helpless girl she was 5 years ago.
Her story is very heart breaking to all of us who knows about her. Patrina's parents, who were originally from Jaffna, had to move temporarily to Mallavi, a small district in mullaitivu, due to the war which broke outrageously during the 90s. They had returned to Jaffna once the situation had calmed, but unfortunately or fortunately the family has had to move permanently back to Mallavi 5 years later in 1995. Patrina was then born here in the same year followed by a sibling a few years younger to her.
Her father's been a carpenter and mother a house wife, looking after the two children even amidst the utter rough environment. But tragedy didn't fail to find her family. Her mother getting caught to a shell bomb and her younger brother's death due to the outraging war made her life miserable. She was courageous enough to school until A/levels but due to financial hardships of her family, she had nothing but to seek a job to make a living. Since then she has been trained by us and has been involved in our many projects.
Patrina is an achiever. She is ever so content with her work and is an inspiration to all around her.