Hope through Education – Pre-school Project
With the North and East of Sri Lanka still recovering from the effects of the civil war and the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the people of Sri Lanka are still in need of our support.
The area has a high number of single-parent families and people with disabilities, facing particular disadvantage and poverty. Consequently many of the children in these areas suffer from undernutrition, affecting their capacity to learn.
The Sri Lankan Preschool Project by theUniting Church in Australia, Synod of Western Australia in partnership with Methodist Church of Sri Lanka, supports five pre-schools in the Paranthan Circuit of the Killinochchi District and the Muttur-Vakari Circuit in the Trincomalee District. Providing early access to education is a vital step towards developing healthy adults, educated communities and creates opportunities to end the cycle of poverty. Nourishing meals are provided each day and salaries for pre-school teachers aswell.
How to Donate?
Donate by direct debit to Uniting Church in Australia:
Reference: Sri Lanka Preschools
Send a cheque – made payable to Uniting Church in Australia to:
Social Justice Unit,
Uniting Church Synod of WA,
GPO Box M952, Perth WA 6843
For enquiries and more information contact the Social Justice Unit:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 9260 9800
In Love and Peace
The Uniting Church stands with the the people of Sri Lanka in peace and love, and continues to uphold the church and people of Sri Lanka, especially following the devastating attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019.
To find out more information about how the Uniting Church connects with the people of Sri Lanka, go to the Uniting World website. Here, you can search for specific projects, such as;
- People with disabilities are some of the most vulnerable people in Sri Lanka, often excluded from society.
- Uniting World supports Deaf Link to provide occupational training to women with disabilities and provides access to education for children with disabilities.
- The program supports the facilitation of inter-faith dialogue and community development activities, particularly for vulnerable women.
- It promotes peace and reconciliation, restoring trust among religiously and ethnically diverse communities in the country.
- Since this project began, over 30 self-help groups have been formed, involving over 800 women who have experienced improved livelihoods as a result.