Sponsor a child’s education
Since 2006, the Senahasa Sponsorship Programme has been helping children in the schools we rebuilt after the Tsunami.
How the Senahasa Sponsorship Programme changes lives
Many children live in poverty in Sri Lanka and this was made worse by the 2004 Tsunami. Through our work following the Tsunami with two schools in the Galle District we have seen just how disadvantaged these children are. Many lost a parent. Many struggle to afford school books, uniforms and tuition.
Set up in 2006, the Senahasa Sponsorship Programme has been helping the very poorest children come to school for over six years now and has had a huge impact:
- Daily attendance is up and they are happier at school
- Children are more involved in school activities
- The health of the children has improved
- Exam results are significantly better
- The children are more confident and believe in themselves
How you can help us give a child a better education
We are now sponsoring nearly 150 children at two schools but there is a long list of those who desperately need help.
For just £5 a month, we can provide:
- Two uniforms, underwear and shoes
- Milk and a banana or biscuit each day
- Books and stationery
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste and an umbrella
- Tuition and a small savings account
Sponsorship will help them remain in full-time education and make the most of the learning opportunities available to them. They have aspirations to change their lives. Education is critical for these children to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Sajith, aged 13 says: “I would like to be a doctor one day. My favourite subject is science and I love to play cricket. Thank you for helping me”.
As a Senahasa sponsor, you will receive a DVD at the end of each year with photographs, videos and stories of the sponsored children and how they are progressing. This will really bring it to life for you.
Or why not set up a Senahasa Sponsorship as a gift?
We will send the sponsor’s DVD to the recipient you nominate on the application form. They can then see how their gift is making a difference to the lives of these children.
Ways of donating
You can either make a one-off donation for the full sponsorship period or you can donate in monthly or annual instalments by standing order to spread the costs.
Click here to complete the application form now
Here are some stories of the children we have helped.
Gishani is 7 years old and lives with her parents, both of whom are deaf. Her sister is in Colombo in a special “school” for deaf and dumb children. They were nearly washed away by the Tsunami and lost their home. They live in a wooden shack in a camp with only 3 toilets. Gishani wants to become an English teacher when she grows up.
Sumith is 12 years old and lost his baby brother in the Tsunami. Their house by the sea was washed away and they live in a wooden shack. He likes school and is very keen to study so that perhaps one day he can be a doctor.
Roshini, aged 15, now lives with her brother at her grandmother’s house after her home was washed away. Her mother died and her father has left the family. Her favourite subject is maths and she likes to play netball. She would like to be dance teacher.