As the charitable arm of Sri Lanka Evangelical Fellowship of Churches we support a number of projects in the wider community in Sri Lanka.

Flood Relief

We have immediate pressing needs to help all those affected by the flood. The needs are: Providing basic clothing, sanitation packages, clean water and food parcels. Food parcels support a small family for three days and contain two bags of rice, wheat flour, sugar, dhal, milk powder, tea leaves, dried sprats, tinned fish, biscuits, chilli powder, coconut oil, soya meat, noodles, candles & matches. Later, the rebuilding of homes and re-establishing businesses such as chickens, paddy fields, goats and cattle.

Nutritional Programme

This work was started in 1990 in the village of Thampalagamam with the express aim of supporting children. In recent months, due to the flooding in January 2011 this work has expanded to support over twenty-seven villages and provides support to entire families.

Sanitation Projects

As a charity we provide funding for the digging and construction of new wells in remote villages. Recently we have built a toilet block in Thampalagamam school. In the poorest villages sanitaiton has been improved by building toilets.

Business Start-Up Schemes

A number of people have the skills to run small businesses but lack funding. We support individuals by providing them with the means to support themselves and their families in the long term. We have helped families by purchasing chickens, goats and cattle. They can sell eggs and milk and this provides them with a small income. We also provide fishing nets, sewing machines, tools, seeds and fertiliser so that people can set up their own businesses. A tractor has been purchased for local agricultural use.

Tsunami Homes

Following the 2004 tsunami thanks to genourous donations, we were able to build small homes out of blocks. Homes were built at Wallatapitti and 6th Mile Post, Trincomalee. These homes were given to the poorest people who had nothing and no means to support themselves.

Supporting Widows

Many women have lost their husbands due to the tsunami and civil war. We support those in greatest need by setting them up with self-employment businesses. Some examples include providing pestle and mortars for grinding rice, chickens and goats for selling eggs and milk, and sewing machines for clothing repair businesses. Seeds and tools are provided for small allotments.

Pre-School Day Care Centres

We operate day care centres in seven villages for children aged 3 – 5 years. These centres provide free child care whilst their parents go to work. Each centres employs three members of staff.

Extra Tuition

Extra tuition is provided between 2.00 and 6.00pm in seven villages. Hired teachers help local children with their homework and extra classes.

Can You Help?

If you would like to find out more regarding past or current projects or you wish to make a donation to a particular project, please do not hesitate to contact Gary.

Tel: 01323 844 399