Sri Lanka Save the Children Team Celebrating Founder’s Day

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Save the Children Sri Lanka team celebrated the Founder’s Day on 19th May, 2014 in Kitulampitiya, Galle. The day commemorated the founding of Save the Children by Eglantyn Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton on 19th May, 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

A team comprised of Save the Children in Sri Lanka staff met at the State Receiving Home in the Southern Province where 60 children aged from 2 months to 5 years old are under the care of the Department of Probation and Child Care Services. The home provides care and protection for abandoned children on a temporary and permanent basis.

The Save the Children team spent the day cleaning the home and carrying out repairs to the building. This activity will improve care conditions and contribute to the health and welfare of the children. The volunteers enjoyed socialising with the children and to mark the occasion a special cake was cut and enjoyed by all.

It was symbolic that, the team decided to celebrate this day with orphaned children taking the founder’s mission forward. The activity was a memorable experience for the staff who are from different departments of the organization.