Abayam-Foundation for Health and Education

is an independent, not-for-profit, non-political charitable organisation.

Santander bank (UK)

Account name: Abayam – Foundation for Health and Education

Sort code 09-01-29

Acccount number 39953494


IBAN: GB65ABBY09012939953494

SAVE THE DATE – Abayam Fundraising Event

This event will be a great opportunity for you to see how your generous donations are being utilised to help Tamil Communities in our 3 core areas, while enjoying a remarkable live musical concert with dinner.

Chief Guest

Dr Aru Thirumurugan

Chairman, Sivapoomi Trust, Sri Lanka


Saturday 5th October 2024


New Crystal Hall

Additional Info

There is free parking at the venue. Atlernatively the venue is a 12- minute walk from Slough station which has both Elizabeth Line and Overground train services.

Special Guest

Dr Thiyagarajah Thavanesan

Abayam Coordinator, Eastern Region, Sri Lanka, Medical Officer, Teaching Hospital Batticaloa

About Us

Our teams are dedicated to ensuring that schools, hospitals, and other community projects receive optimal support. We visit approximately three times a year to maintain regular communication and monitor steady progress.

Our purpose is to help our hospitals, our schools and our people back home. 

Abayam Foundation

Abayam-Foundation for Health and Education was formed by motivated group of non-medical and medical professionals and charity-minded individuals from Sri Lanka currently living in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.  

Abayam Women

Abayam’s Women’s Group is focused on empowering women’s voices in Sri Lanka and aiding those in need. This group supports and sponsors various projects to uplift communities through active participation and diverse forms of assistance.

Abayam Youth

Abayam established a Youth Forum in 2019 to support health and education in Sri Lanka. Members volunteer in educational institutions and engage in fundraising in the UK and beyond.

Our Outreach


We want to support the equipment needs and staff training/ education of the schools in Sri Lanka, particularly those which are small, remote and under-resourced. Our efforts encompass education from nursery through university levels to ensure the best opportunities are available to upskill our youth.


We want to support the infrastructure, equipment needs and staff training/ education of hospitals and other medical establishments in Sri Lanka, particularly those which are small, remote and under-resourced. We provide equipment to ensure this training effectively meets local medical demands.


Our other projects include emergency relief, meeting with the local community and outreach projects to ensure our support goes beyond education for students and healthcare for all.

We work tirelessly to ensure rapid response and effective assistance to help those in urgent need.

How We Work

Our strength lies in the fact that we know Sri Lanka well and have a network of trusted contacts there working in state healthcare and education, as well as from the general population.  Moreover, we are able to match projects with willing donors from the UK Sri Lankan expatriate community.  We visit several times each year, to listen to our local colleagues, perform needs assessments, effect change in collaboration with them and then evaluate and follow-up on these changes.  As you can see from our web-site, although Abayam-Foundation for Health and Education is a new organisation, we have already started several projects, raised funds and provided needed equipment and training.  However, we cannot continue and expand our work without your support: if you can travel to Sri Lanka to provide training or can support and help us with your time and expertise in the UK or elsewhere, please use the Contact Us section of this website to get in touch.  

How to Donate

We also need funds, and are grateful for all donations – please donate, with your name as reference, by direct electronic bank transfer to our U.K. charity bank account (details at the top of this page). If you are able to make a regular donation, please complete our Standing Order and Giftaid forms (attached below).

Standing Order Form

Gift Aid Declration (Form)

Abayam Printed Booklet

Abayam Mental Health Telephone Helpline

Abayam launched a mental health helpline in the Northern Province in December 2020, in response to the high suicide rate in the region. The line is manned 24/7 by doctors.