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Special Initiatives

BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES – ONE BRICK AT A TIME

Sellam Sivanathan hails from Kumarasamipuram and is the father of four young children. His village is in rural Mullaitivu which was among the areas worst …

Empowering Communities

EMPOWERING YOUTH TO CHAMPION WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Sureniya, Sathyabaama and Dilani are three friends following a course in nursing at St. Anne’s Nurse Training Academy in Kotagala. On 27 August 2019, they joined with their classmates to take part in an art competition on barriers to women’s …

Equipping Communities

PROMOTING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG RURAL COMMUNITIES

Shanthi and several other females in her community in Kahahengama, Kuruwita gather once a week under the shade of trees in a neighbour’s garden. Unlike any other neighbourhood gathering, the ladies of this community attend this weekly meeting to discuss …

Responding to Emergencies

THILINA’S STORY: RESPONDING TO THE EASTER SUNDAY CRISIS

Thilina is a 35-year-old single mother of two young children. The tragic bomb explosion at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya on Easter Sunday in 2019 has left Thilina paralysed with a spinal cord injury and has also robbed her of sight …

Empowering Communities

STRENGTH TO BUILD ANEW

The untimely demise of Shirani’s husband weighed heavily upon her but she did not have time to grieve her loss as the burden of her family’s well-being was now her lot. For 7 long years, Shirani has borne the weight …

Safeguarding Children

LEADS: A FRIEND IN NEED

Rizna* was the youngest in her family and was cared for by an aging grandmother since her father abandoned her family and her mother was employed overseas. Embittered by her circumstances, Rizna grew up to be a stubborn teenager who …

Special Initiatives

TURNING LIVES AROUND

Gihan* was born into a privileged family in Colombo that owned a thriving business in selling fish and dried fish. Gihan was only 19 years old when he first experimented with drugs. As the years progressed, Gihan’s addiction worsened and …

Responding to Emergencies

ASSISTANCE FOR THE FLOOD AFFECTED

Vinodh hails from a little village in Kilinochchi. The rains first started when he was on his school term-end vacation. The rain brings so many possibilities for little boys like Vinodh. But, in a corner of their little minds, there …

Safeguarding Children

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR TODDLERS

Preschool is often full of fun and enjoyable activities. The little children find themselves learning important life skills and improving cognitive abilities in a fun environment that is conducive to learning. Studies show that these formative years of a child …