You are invited …
Be INSPIRED, INFORMED, and IGNITED (=discovering a bit more of what matters to YOU), during this conversation: The Seeds Storyteller Series with Nilmini Senanayake Hecox.
On October 4, we were ONLINE-LIVE and talking about why it matters so very much to Nilmini Senanayake Hecox to shower bombing survivors with love in Sri Lanka. (If you missed it, not to worry, the video is below!)
The answer lies in her inspiring and powerful story.
The Seeds Storyteller Series is a FREE online experience that is curated and facilitated by me, Sarah Davison-Tracy – author, speaker, and founder of Seeds of Exchange, a community committed to making a difference locally and globally, together, through community, storytelling, and giving.
Why this matters to me …
My soul sistah Nilmini was born in Sri Lanka. She and I have been friends since we were beautyFULLY blessed to meet, with our then baby girls in our arms, at our neighborhood library, nearly fourteen years ago. Even then, we were drawn to the circling up as a community … and we’ve never stopped.
Over the years, we’ve often collaborated on community projects that matter to us. And, thus, I know this firsthand: Nilmini is a fiercely compassionate and committed sistah. She’s straddled the globe with grace and grit, with one foot firmly planted in her birthplace of Sri Lanka, where most of her family still lives, and one foot here in her home in the United States.
I am honored to share her, her family and community, and a few ways you can be informed, inspired, and ignited in your life today.
About our storyteller & this month’s fundraiser …
We’ll talk about Nilmini’s passion that fueled me to focus this month’s Fundraising Partnership on “Showering Love on Bombing Survivors with Love” via our friends at the Educate Lanka Foundation. Learn more and donate.
On April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches and three hotels were targeted in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka. Nearly 300 people died, and lives were devastated by the destruction and trauma that followed.
Now, nearly six months later, families and children are still struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together, with extremely limited access to necessary resources, support services, and infrastructure. This project is helping to rebuild lives by showering love to many who have lost what is most dear to them: family, friends, homes, and an everyday sense of security and hope.
We invite you to join us and reach out today “with love towards our kin” (translated “parapurata premayen” in Sinhalese, the primary language spoken in Sri Lanka).
5 creative ways you can join us …
1 – CONNECT WITH, follow, and friend our team:
- Educate Lanka: website | Facebook | Insta | Twitter | YouTube
- Seeds of Exchange: website | Facebook | Insta | Sign up for our email community to receive weekly stories from around the world to inspire, inform, and ignite.
2 – COLLABORATE! …FORM A TEAM on GoFundMe and help us raise funds for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, celebration) or just because you want to! (Private message Seeds of Exchange and we’ll set up your team right away!) … ASK FOR A DONATION to be made on behalf of your birthday or special event in celebration of YOU and your commitment to make a difference locally and globally. … GIVE TODAY.
3 – SHARE this post with 5 people you think would be inspired and want to learn more, donate, or connect with us.
4 – JOIN for the live Seeds Storyteller Series with our team – or catch the replays – for upcoming conversations to inspire, inform, and ignite. See the Seeds of Exchange event page for a list of upcoming dates and times or check out our replays on YouTube.
5 – VOLUNTEER! Educate Lanka provides a platform not just to donate, but to get involved in many ways. Volunteer your time or contribute your skills and strengths remotely to add value to their mission; visit Sri Lanka and spend a week or 6 months working with them, send your children or refer someone else who might be a fit to get a global cross-cultural experience working on the ground and understanding what working at the grassroots looks like.
Replay of my conversation with Nilmini …
The Seeds Storyteller Series connects you with EVERYday changemakers from around the world: activists, visionaries, artists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, educators … (the list is long and the ways to make change are vast!). Whether you’re interested in being INFORMED about global happenings from amazing changemaking friends of mine, looking for some INSPIRATION in your life today, or eager to be IGNITED more in your unique ways to make a difference, join us for this conversation from anywhere in the world!
xo, -Sarah DT