National Development Bank joins World Vision Lanka to combat COVID-19
National Development Bank PLC (NDB) on the request of World Vision Lanka, which is coordinating with individuals and organisations to support the government in its fight against the COVID-19, funded 20 adjustable beds to COVID-19 Isolation Centres as one of its many initiatives to help the health sector during this crisis. World Vision is matching the funding by the NDB, hence 40 adjustable beds will be donated altogether.
The Mask Boy
Thanusan (14) has always been an agile child. Coming from an economically disadvantaged family, he wanted to help his father, who is the sole breadwinner for the family, by earning some extra money.
Cars, country and family
Serena, Nissan and Toyota are siblings. But Toyota’s name didn’t make it to the birth certificate because his mother vehemently protested against it and his father had to finally agree to the name ‘Pesala’ - an acceptable name for a child.
Building bricks and rebuilding lives
It is 8 am in Navithanveli. The sun is peeking through the half a dozen coconut trees in Jeyarani's (30) house. She is watering the cement bricks that were made a day before so that they will get stronger...
A single mom weaves for a brighter future
Majimunisa had never worked before her wedding. Her difficulties started only after the wedding. Just four months after she gave birth to her daughter, Amrina, she became a single mother. With no formal education or work experience, she had to be dependent on her parents and siblings...
Nasliya’s tasty success
Nasliya's typical day starts at 2.30 in the morning. She has to do the initial cooking to make breakfast and lunch for the school canteen she and her family are managing. They have to make 300 keerai vadai, 150 yeast rotti, 150 parotta, dhal curry, coconut sambal, and pittu/thosai, in addition to rice, three curries for the day, and boiled eggs for nearly 150 students and teachers.
On the way to become a teacher
Madu (6) should be in school this year, but she started to sit up only two months ago. Standing or walking on her own is still a challenge. But her family is confident that she will become a teacher someday. She shows all the signs.
World Vision is a Christian, relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We work through our main sectors - education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, economic development and child protection – serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
World Vision and has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has responded to almost every disaster the country has faced. World Vision currently serves in 32 locations in 15 Districts across the country through our long-term development and rehabilitation programmes.
In 2019 we directly impacted nearly 150,000 children and their families.
It takes a nation
Violence, in all it’s forms, is the biggest issue affecting children today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Stop a lost generation
Isolated in unsafe homes, sent to work or pushed into early marriage, millions of boys and girls could be facing physical, emotional and sexual abuse as result of the pandemic.
Many children are already suffering and helplines are being overwhelmed with calls.
The effects on these children will last a lifetime. We must prevent this devastating legacy.
Please help us to convince governments and UN agencies to act.
Please call on governments and institutions to urgently increase funding for health, education and other social services that protect children from all forms of violence and abuse, especially for girls and boys at greater risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Stop a lost generation
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