Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
|Rescue, rehabilitation and empowerment of vulnerable girls
Nugegoda is near Colombo and there are slums' children who grow up without love, care and supervision. They are often abused even by their own family. The majority of them have never been to school.
We partnered the Christian Audio Visual and Literacy Services (CAVALS) who address this issue. In 2004 we started initially to support ten vulnerable girls to shelter them a rented accommodation. The shelter provid nutrition, informal education, personal development programmes, counselling to the girls. The shelter is a safe and healthy environment where the girls reach their true potential and give them the chance for beter life.
We are proude to learn on the anormous achievments of this project:
The project is building a new home for the girls. Although the building hasnt been completed but the girls have moved into the ground floor and living there now. The first floor still need fund to complete the building. The next floor would not only provide study room, counselling rooms and a computer room, but will also enable them to take in a few more girls.
The number of girls currently living in this house has reached to 30. It is called Footprints home.
The youngest is a four years old girl from a gypsy community.
One of the oldest girls Lakmali was successful in gaining enterance to a leading private shool in Colombo - Ladies College, having affiliations to Ladies College at Cheltenham. This was a tremendous opportunity for Lakmali.
This year with our support the FootPrints home managed to get a well which has reduced thier water cost hugely.
We received an update on the girls achievements in March 2013.
One of the girls who is 23 years old now just got married.
One of the girls celebrating her 21st birthday.
Three of the girls participated in competion and won the frist place.
The competion were on The story writing, Art, Best original contribution for the Ladies College Magazine .
Three of the girls and three staff members attended an International Youth Camp inChennia