Sri Lanka

Update from the Field

August 20, 2009

Sri Lankan School Support

The Janadirya National Women Development Foundation had made us aware of two schools in the Hambantota district in Southern Sri Lanka. We met the principal and teachers of these two schools, and they introduced specifically those children to us, whose lives were changed forever by the tsunami.

Many of the breadwinners of families who live further inland had made the journey to the markets in the coastal cities on December 26, 2004, which was a Sunday and a holiday, and they were surprised and killed by the tsunami, leaving their broken families without income.

We decided to support these children and their families individually, as well as the needs of their schools, i.e. schoolbooks, school uniforms, water supply, since they were poor and underequipped already before the tsunami.

If you are interested in finding out more about these children and if you would like to support them and their schools, please contact us at


Country Page: Sri Lanka Initiative Page: Pallemalala Vidyalaya School