I’m Wasu, an 18-year-old joining the DCI Dental Surgery Assistant Program from a local Sri Lankan children’s home.

My childhood was rocky, to say the least. My mother’s attempt at abortion and her disdain toward me made life challenging from the start. But amidst the turmoil, my father’s love was my anchor until our family dissolved when I was just five.

I bounced between relatives, living with my father until I turned 13, then briefly with my aunt. At 14, I reunited with my mother and ended up in the children’s home due to unresolved family issues. Despite fleeting attempts to find stability, I always found myself back there.

As a Buddhist who speaks Singhalese, education wasn’t always easy. High school posed its own set of challenges, but witnessing a former student’s success in the dental assistant program sparked something within me. The promise of financial independence motivated me to pursue this path.

In my free time, you’ll find me immersed in music or spiking a volleyball. These simple joys keep me grounded amidst my studies and responsibilities.

Join me as I embark on this new chapter, determined to carve a brighter future for myself.

A $2,400 contribution covers education, living, and work placement costs, directly changing the life of this aspiring dental professional. Alternatively, you can co-sponsor a student for $1,200 or contribute any amount you can.

Join us in making a lasting impact in the dental community and empowering dreams like Wasu’s. Your support isn’t just a donation—it’s an investment in transforming lives through education.


Got questions or want to get involved? Just drop us a message. We’d love to have you on board in changing lives through dental education.

Thanks for considering and for being a part of this incredible journey.

Warm regards,

Your Dental Care International Family