Our Work

For the past 43 years, here in Sri Lanka, we’ve been partnering with governments, corporates, donors, sponsors and individuals like you, to help children and communities in Sri Lanka break free from poverty.

When we begin working with a community, we sit down with children, families and community leaders and listen to their unique challenges and needs such as need for clean water, better schooling, a dependable supply of food, basic health care and a stable income. We also find out what opportunities they see.

We work with them to develop a five-year action plan that will address the root causes of their challenges. Once the plan is drafted we help them put it into action.

We help them network and work with service providers and other stakeholder to address the needs they've identified. We equip them to envision, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate their plans together.

In all of this, we help them also give equal opportunity for the participation of men, women, girls and boys and those with disability in planning and decisions making.

If something in the action plan isn't quite working as well as it should, we go back and change it so it does. We review the plans every year with the community and other stakeholders who are a part of this process.

But it doesn't stop there. We don't just help a community get the things they need, we train them so they know how to best care for and grow these new resources so they will continue to have them for years to come.

Children are the best indicator of a community’s social health. When children are fed, sheltered, schooled, protected, valued, and loved, a community thrives. We empower communities to protect their children and support their development.

We work with communities not just to improve life now, but to increase their resilience in possible disaster situations. We bring life-saving support in times of disaster and stay with the community through the rebuilding.

Advocacy is also an essential element of our work. We empower communities to identify and address challenges in the policies, systems, structures, practices and attitudes that hinder their children’s development.

When the community has grown healthier safer and more self-sustaining, we transition out and move on to the next community in need. By now the community is a better place for children to live and grow and they're more equipped to handle emergencies and can even turn around and help their neighbors.

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Child Protection
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Disaster Response
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Economic Development
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Health and Nutrition