Toronto Mahavihara Scholarship Foundation
Registered as a Non-Government Organisation in Sri Lanka.
Affiliated to Toronto Mahavihara Society, Toronto, Canada
Toronto Mahavihara Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization affiliated to Toronto Mahavihara Society in Toronto, Canada and registered in Sri Lanka as a Non Governemental Organization: Registration No: FL-128504 of 13th May 2008. You may see the details of registration here
Its parent organisation, The Toronto Mahavihara Society, formed in 1978, maintains the largest and one of the most established Buddhist temples of Sri Lankan origin in Canada.
On Boxing Day, 2004, the great Tsunami struck South East Asia killing nearly 40,000 people in Sri Lanka alone, displacing some one million persons, and totally destroying several thousands of property.
As a result, contributions poured into Toronto Maha Vihara Society. Most of these donations were sent to Sri Lanka for Housing construction projects for Tsunami victims. Offshoot of the Tsunami associated projects is the birth of Toronto Mahavihara Scholarship Foundation in 2007 with a vision to support needy children of Sri Lanka coming from difficult socio-economic background, but with a potential to be successful with monetary support to continue their education. The scholarships are open for children in Tsunami affected areas in Sri lanka, irrespective of race, gender, color or religion.
The scholarship management is conducted by a committee of members elected by the Toronto Mahavihara Society general membership. Handling of its finances is overseen by that Society in accordance with the requirements of Canadian Regulations.