Send them back to School

Jaffna District has seen miserable war for nearly three decades that came to an end in May 2009. The cruel war has made many families to lose their male earning members who traditionally played the role of maintaining income. The loss of potential male members in the families has made at least 58,121 Women Headed Households (WHHs) in the district who had to take over the responsibility of finding appropriate income for the growing children. The swim against the rough tide is great that many young families have failed to make up. The end result has become a vicious cycle of poverty, unstable future and illiterate children. Although education is supposed to be free in the country the expenses incurred in day to day activities are considerable that the children from poverty stricken families find it hard to bear. Thus, they opt to discontinue from the normal stream and find alternate routes detrimental to the families as well as to the society.

Centre For Child Development (CFCD) is a Non-Governmental Organization working in Jaffna since 1997 with a clear mission to endeavor to provide a secure environment and opportunity for education for each child in the community and develop them into youth with ability, good habits and knowledge. One of the important roles of CFCD has been the provision of a monthly assistance of at least Rs 3,000 ($19) to identified vulnerable children to conveniently continue their education until they complete their secondary education. The support is continued until completion of university. At present CFCD is supporting 270 children through the Child Sponsorship Program in Jaffna district.

The need is much more and there are many children wanting to be active participants of the program and continue their studies to get to some position in the society.

The present hope is to raise assistance to another 315 deserving children from under privileged families in the district that could provide a monthly financial assistance of Rs 3,000.00 for the next five years.

We believe that there are many gifted souls to provide minimum support to this humanitarian cause.

The whole project cost is 315 Kids x 60 months X $19 = $359’100.00

If you intent to sponsor the whole project please contact US via email or by phone +94 21 222 0483