Sri Lanka

Working With Children in Sri Lanka

World Vision has been serving the people of Sri Lanka for more than 40 years with development and relief programs across the Island. We are active in over 2,500 villages, impacting the lives of more than 270,000 children in Sri Lanka. 

All of our work points towards one goal: the sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable. We work with families, communities and partners to help meet the needs of children through sustainable development. Our approach is participatory and community-driven, empowering communities to take ownership of their development journey. 

Your impact in Sri Lanka

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 


  • 73 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 301 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 23 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 275 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 224 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 1,176 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 571 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 6,315 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 334 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 12 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 

  • 4,888 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 6,540 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 638 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 445 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 78 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 

  • 202 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 1,000 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 470 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 425 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 34 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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