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January 1, 2005

Sarvodaya Provides Aid to Tsunami Orphans


The South Asian Tsunami Disaster has left thousands of children orphaned and displaced. These children have been left helpless and traumatized requiring immediate mental, emotional and physical support.

The Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society is preparing to provide shelter, food and clothing for these destitute children. This will relieve the children of the oppressive fear and emotional degeneration which comes from remaining in a disaster area, including the mass hysteria surrounding a second wave. The Society can meet the urgent needs of these children at its head office at No. 55 De Soysa Road, Rawatawatte, Moratuwa or at the children homes run by the Society in different parts of Sri Lanka.

Education will play a key role and thus schooling facilities will be provided for the children. This will help their self esteem and will not allow them to fall into dependency. They will grow as individuals and exist independently in the community.

The Society will not be isolating or insular but will reunite children with families if possible and safe. In the meantime a secure environment will be provided with long term support in which children can remain until adulthood.

Requests for accommodation will be made with the approval of the relevant Grama Seva Officer and the District Secretary and/or the Probation Officer.
Phone 0112 655 110 or 0112 647 158
email [email protected]

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement for the People in Need.