In the end of October, the Good Hands Initiative successfully completed a number of coconut nursing and coconut seedling distribution projects to assist a group of our FB Friends who showed interest in coconut seed nursing through the Facebook page.
In April, a number of projects were launched in Agalawatta, Bulathsinhala, Molkawa, Baduraliya, Panadura and Bandaragama, which were successfully completed with efforts of the Good Hands Initiative and the cooperation of the recipients. The project was carried out in three phases, with the first phase taking place around the Matugama area at the end of March, followed by the second phase in April in Agalawatta, Bulathsinhala, Molkawa, Baduraliya, Panadura and Bandaragama. With the mitigation of the corona epidemic based travel restrictions, in October, the third phase was successfully completed with over 16 families in Kalutara, Wadduwa, Thalpitiya, Dodangoda and Bombuwala with the mutual cooperation of good hands and the people of the area.
Families in each area were provided with free seed coconuts for nurseries, practical knowledge at home level, problem solving and the distribution of good hands Hand book containing coconut related details. Coconut plants were also given to all the families who were interested in making a coconut plant from a seed. The GHI emphasized its main objective is not to distribute coconut plants or seed coconuts; but to encourage and motivate the Sri Lankans to cultivate at least one coconut plant, by obtaining the same through nursing a seed coconut.