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Can I use the photos on the Sarvodaya website?

Yes. All photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, meaning that you are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, to make derivative works and to make commercial use of the work, under the following conditions: You must give the original author (Sarvodaya) credit. There are over 1000 Sarvodaya photos available online. […]

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Can I fundraise for Sarvodaya?

If you would like to organise a fundraiser or raise funds for Sarvodaya in some way, you need prior written permission from the Executive Director and President. You are required to contact us before you plan any fundraising activity and agree to our Terms and Conditions.  If you have questions about tax deductions (International), please […]

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Should I send material goods to Sri Lanka?

Please do not send clothing, medicine, supplies, or other material items to Sarvodaya or Sarvodaya USA without official confirmation. Currently, monetary donations are what is most required in Sri Lanka. We make special calls from time to time if there are requirements via our official channels.

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Who should I contact if my Local University wants to come to Sarvodaya for a study visit and for Local Internship placements?

Universities or Higher Education Institutions  Please contact the Director of the Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning at [email protected] InternshipsFor Internship Placements make an online submission via the online application link

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Whom should I contact if my university wants to visit Sarvodaya? (International Universities)

Please contact the Director of the International Unit at [email protected] You may also find more information about Sarvodaya’s programmes on our volunteering page.

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What do the different donation options mean?

Sarvodaya has two online payment gateways. The main option is to donate directly to Sarvodaya bank account at Sampath Bank. There is also an option to donate via a PayPal Gateway. This money goes to the Sarvodaya USA Bank account, from which Sarvodaya receives wire transfers. All relevant accounts are detailed on the donate page.

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Where can I see your financial disclosures?

Under publications, in the Annual Service Report.

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Who is the current head of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

Dr. Vinya Shanthidas Ariyaratne is an eminent personality in Community Development and Public Health. Dr. Ariyaratne is the Honorary President of the Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (Inc). With a distinguished career marked by leadership in the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, he oversees a vast network of staff and volunteers, contributing significantly to community development in […]

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Who is the Founder of the Sarvodaya Movement?

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne (President-Emeritus). You may read his biography here.

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What is Sarvodaya USA?

Sarvodaya USA is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organisation that represents Sarvodaya in the United States. Originally a small group of volunteers, it has since grown to consist of a small board of directors and a volunteer network spread throughout the country following the need for additional assistance during the Tsunami disaster. 

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