On September 17th, 2007 the Sri Lanka Bead Coordinator, Nirukshi, took past and current members of Ma-Sevana along with their children for a day out by the Bolgoda Lake in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The girls greeted her early in the morning, anxiously awaiting their trip.
Nirukshi worked with “Janakaraliya,” a local theater troupe, to organize games and activities for the day. Janakaraliya created activities specifically for the needs of young and pregnant mothers while the girls’ children enjoyed coloring books and painting. Everyone came together for a lunch buffet, after which the festivities and games continued. Nirukshi passed out prizes during the games and Avanthi, the theater troupe leader, gathered the girls for reflections and feedback after tea and cake mid-afternoon.