What We Do

Save the Children is a global leader in development and humanitarian programming, working for over 100 years as the pre-eminent voice for children with governments, civil society and private sector partners in 120 countries worldwide. In Sri Lanka, Save the Children was established in 1974, at the request of the government, to assist in their efforts to address issues faced by children in the country. We have been contributing to both humanitarian and development needs in Sri Lanka for over 45 years through the thematic areas of education, child protection, nutrition, vocational skill development, early childhood care and development (ECCD) child rights governance programs and humanitarian response. We build on our strong working relationships with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs. Save the Children strives to improve laws and policies at both national and provincial levels to benefit all children in Sri Lanka, and we aim to focus on research and evidence based policy advocacy and campaigning on critical issues relating to child rights, developing innovative and technology-based solutions that enrich the country’s ability to address these issues.