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. 

  • 115 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 206 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 26 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 5,495 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 507 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 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,981 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 149 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 400 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 526 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 6 health facilities received medical equipment and supplies to better care for children and families

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,061 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 26 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 38 schools were renovated and 24 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 4,757 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 453 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,181 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 113 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 382 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 738 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 958 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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