Who is Peer2Peer and what is their mission?

The Peer2Peer Foundation was founded in 2016 by Nathan Jayanthan, Naren Velnambi, and Jayani Ratnam. All three of them are second generation Sri Lankans who realized the lack to a proper education. The three of them teamed up to create Peer2Peer in order to help the struggling students in Sri Lanka have an opportunity to succeed. They are also a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Some of their Projects

Eye glasses for those in need

Children in Sri Lanka don’t get proper eye exams due to financial difficulties, lack of proper optometrists, and awareness. Peer2Peer facilitated 200 eye examinations in the BT/PD/Palugamam Kandumany Maha Vidyalayam in Thiruppalugamam. Of those 200 students, 75 of them needed glasses so Peer2Peer arranged for that and distributed the prescription eye glasses on June 18th, 2018.

Bicycles for underpriveleged Children

In June 2018, the Peer2Peer Foundation provided bicycles to orphaned children housed and supported by Child Development and Protection Organization in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The Peer2Peer Foundation recognized that transportation to and from schools are very difficult for many students in these remote areas. On June 9, 2019, with the IAS Director for Mullaitivu School District as the chief Guest, the Peer2Peer Foundation donated bicycles to the students.

School supplies initiative

Over the course of the last two years, the Peer2Peer Foundation has been supporting the education of students living in impoverished areas of Vanni with donations of school supplies. In early January, the Peer2Peer Foundation distributed over 1500 notebooks and various stationery products to more than 200 students in the Vavuniya area.