Thursday 16 October 2014

“Wash your Hands for your Healthy Life”, Children in Sri Lanka marking Global Hand Washing Day


On 15th of October children in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka marked Global Hand Washing Day in schools and in their communities. 8000 children from 30 different schools located in plantation sector and adults in thirty communities around those schools demonstrated correct hand washing methods.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

"Children for Children"-First Children’s Provincial Council is established in Southern Province in Sri Lanka on World Children’s Day

The first ever Children’s Provincial Council in Sri Lanka was established in Southern Province on 1st of October, on the World Children’s Day. 55 children representing the community and children’s homes of three districts of Southern province contributed as the members of the Children’s Council. The term of this Children’s Provincial Council will end on 1st of October 2015 and new members will be appointed for the new term.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Food Security Assistance Program for People Affected by Drought in Sri Lanka

Save the Children with The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is implementing an assistance programme for Sri Lankans affected by recent drought. With WFP, Save the Children in Mullathivu and Vavuniya districts is distributingfood vouchers and cash assistance to vulnerable families to enable them to obtain the food required to meet their daily energy levels.

Monday 14 July 2014

Flood-Affected Children Take Leadership, Show Resilience in Korea-Funded Distribution


One month ago, landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains woke 16-year-old Roshika in the night. Along with her sister Srimali, 15, she fled her home and sought refuge with her family in a temporary shelter.  Life as she knew it was disrupted. The school materials she needed to prepare for important examinations were destroyed.

Friday 13 June 2014

Monsoons cause floods and landslides, disrupt children’s lives

The southwest monsoon came late to Sri Lanka. But when it arrived on June 1, 2014, it cut a swath of destruction through the hillside village of Kithulgoda, about 40 km south of the capital Colombo.