Caring for children in Sri Lanka

by Stephanie Marinelli

Our Partner in Mission, the Sri Lanka Territory, has continued to serve its communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, their ministry through Child Development Centers has continued to operate with a large impact and minimal interruption.

This past year, Sri Lanka faced many of the same challenges we had to navigate like closures of schools, online education, travel restrictions, and increased measures of hygiene and sanitization. Through it all, the children in Salvation Army centers remained safe and healthy. The centers were able to respond quickly to emerging needs and provide nutritious food, security and education. Many activities were planned to benefit the children’s physical and psychological well-being.

Hopefully in this new year, the children will be able to spend quality time outside of their usual residential places through excursions that are being planned by the centers’ leaders. The Sri Lanka Territory hopes to continue supplementing school activities, while still following government regulations. The centers have plans to enhance children’s skills in technology and communication.

The Sri Lanka Territory hopes that when the children grow up they will not only have benefited from its care but will cherish the memories. All donations, whether big or small, are used toward building a brighter future for these children.

These programs can continue to make a life-changing difference because of generous donations from around the world.

If you would like to contribute to Child Sponsorship, please contact the World Missions Department at [email protected]

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