As a branch we have chosen to base our interventions in Sri Lanka as no other branch was operating in that area and we thought we could make a significant difference to people’s lives here.
Sri Lanka has suffered significant damage to their development in recent history due to the destructive civil war that only ended in 2009 and although development in Sri Lanka is now improving large sub-cultures of society are being left behind and discriminated against. We therefore chose to partner with the charity Child Action Lanka (CAL) who have centres around the country to provide education, nutrition and safety to street and impoverished children who would otherwise not be able to access it.
Our project is currently based in the CAL centres in Kandy and Batticaloa. However, we hope to expand to their other centres in the country once we have assessed and formed a plan of how to make the most of our time and resources in the country. The past 2 years have been spent gathering the data we needed to begin to design our interventions that we will be trialling this summer during our two week project. Our research showed a real need for health education so our interventions include lessons about nutrition, basic first aid, general hygiene and puberty. Not only do we work with the children but the feedback from previous years has proved how vital it is that we provide this information to both the teachers and parents as well.
Information about volunteering is available on our social media accounts or you can contact us directly to find out more about how you can get involved in helping us to assist and transform the lives of disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka.
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