25 BOYS

20 GIRLS

11 DOUBLE ORPHANS

ORPHAN CRISIS IN SRI LANKA

Located off the coast of India, the country of Sri Lanka only recently emerged from a 26 year civil war, during which time they also experienced the tragedy of a major tsunami in 2004. Ever since emerging from the war, the country’s government has tried to work towards economic recovery. As of 2014, nearly 90,000 people were still internally displaced as a result of the conflict, creating widespread poverty and homelessness. As a result, many children are left abandoned.  These vulnerable children face extreme difficulties, including  forced child labor, HIV/ AIDS, and substance abuse. Sri Lanka is also currently dealing with the issue of trafficking, as it is a major source country for human trafficking of men, women, and children. The unstable society makes it even more difficult for children, who are often exploited and abused.

 

CITY OF HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME

Beginning in 2005, plans were made to build an orphanage in the heart of Sri Lanka. For years, they prayerfully gathered resources and asked that God would complete the work He had begun. Finally, an organization came alongside and helped fund the completion of the home. By 2009, City of Hope had altogether more than 10,000 square feet of facilities to care for orphaned children. Today, City of Hope is home to more than 40 boys and girls. The home has become a place known to protect and provide for the hurt and wounded children of their society. City of Hope was originally called Kalamusu Kadella, translated “the nest of many colors.” It is a fitting title. This home is much like a nest, where children from wildly varying circumstances can come. In this nest, they are well cared for. They are nurtured back to health. And, most importantly, they are loved.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

Abandonment

In Sri Lanka, poverty causes most parents to leave their children. Family conflict also causes children to slum on the streets because they’re trying to escape dangerous home lives.

Human Trafficking

Sri Lanka is considered a major source country for human trafficking of men, women, and children. Children who have been abandoned are most vulnerable to being victims of this crime.

Natural Disaster

Natural disasters in Sri Lanka have led to a wide number of displaced people; City of Hope is bridging the gap for those children with nowhere to go.

HOME

The compound contains 9 buildings, which function as dorms, offices, a kitchen, a chapel, a library and a place for some of the staff to live. The children have a warm place to sleep, however, are in need of new mosquito nets. 

EDUCATION

All of the school aged children at City of Hope attend a public school. The children are safely transported to and from school via a vehicle, owned by the home. They are provided with necessary supplies in order to have the best chance at succeeding.

FAITH

The ultimate goal of the home is to provide a place where children can grow up, knowing about the hope and salvation found in Christ. All of the children at City of Hope go to church and have their own Bible. 

HEALTH

The home farms its own plot, providing food for the children. The children eat 3 meals a day of mostly curry, chicken, rice, and vegetables. When a medical emergency arises, they are taken to a public hospital nearby. For extreme situations, they are taken to a private hospital.

SPONSOR THIS HOME

City of Hope Sri Lanka – Sponsorship Needs

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This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.

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