Our Partners

Meet our Partners:

Rotary Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS)

Through association with RAWCS we are able to offer our donors tax deductibility for their donations. Our project is sponsored by the Rotary e-Club of District 9700 – Serving Humanity.

Ants in the Apple

Ants in the Apple is an Australian company which develops texts and resources for literacy and numeracy that can be used by parents and in the classroom. Ants in the Apple has very generously donated a range of resources to help teachers in PIMD’s Lotus Program in Sri Lanka learn and teach phonics and English grammar.

St Ursula's College St. Ursula’s College Kingsgrove

St. Ursula’s College Kingsgrove, a grade 7-12 Catholic girls high school in Sydney with whom several of our members have a long association, from time to time makes available printing services for our work.

Protea Textware Protea Textware

Protea develops and offers software for ESL, English literacy and numeracy targetting multiple skill levels. Protea has generously donated copies of its product, Issues in English 2, for use by the teachers in our Sri Lanka project to help them improve their own English.

Phonics Alive! Advanced Software

The Phonics Alive! family is a unique concept in structured phonics education designed for use in the classroom and at home. The software is an Australian developed computer-based literacy program, produced in conjunction with the NSW Department of School Education. It can be used with students at a very early age, through to adults. 

 Cambridge Cambridge University Press Australia

Cambridge University Press Australia has supported the PIMD Lotus Program in Sri Lanka by providing its Basic English in Use grammar book for use by teachers to improve their own English and prepare for classroom lessons with their students.

Reading A-Z

Reading A-Z provides levelled readers which can be downloaded from the web and printed for use in guided reading (small group) sessions. This mode of learning to read is a core part of the PIMD Lotus Program. Reading A-Z have provided us with discounted subscriptions for each village school in the Lotus Program.

  World Computer Exchange
World Computer Exchange is an international educational nonprofit focused on helping the world’s poorest youth to bridge the disturbing global divides in information, technology and understanding. WCE keeps donated computers out of landfills and gives them new life connecting youth to the Internet in developing countries. WCE provided the first computers in our program in 2004 for use in the village schools in Sri Lanka who were participating in PIMD’s pilot program for English and Computer Literacy for Grades 1 and 2.
Nilgiri's Nilgiri’s Indian Resturant and Fine Food

Nilgiri’s Indian Restaurant and Fine Food and winner of the Sydney Morning Herald 2004 Good Food Guide Award, through the talents of its celebrity chef, Ajoy Joshi, has an established reputation both for its restaurant and pre-packaged food. Nilgiris is a generous fund-raising sponsor for PIMD.

Herbie's Spices Herbie’s Spices

Herbie has long been the nickname of Ian Hemphill, one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts. Herbie’s Spices fills a need in the community of cooks and food lovers for one central place to access all those hard-to-find herbs and spices. Herbies conducts spice tours to India and Sri Lanka. Herbies is a generous fund-raising sponsor for PIMD.

Mayer-Johnson Mayer Johnson

Mayer-Johnson is a mail-order company located in San Diego, California, and focusing on augmentative communication products. Augmentative Communication refers to the use of aids or techniques that supplement existing verbal communication skills. Mayer-Johnson donated copies of its Boardmaker product for use by teachers in PIMD’s pilot program for English and Computer Literacy for Grades 1 and 2 in Sri Lankan village schools in 2004.