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Sarvodaya’s Response to the COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka – A report

On January 20th of this year, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and subsequently, on March 11th, recognized it as a pandemic. The Sri Lankan government imposed nationwide curfew on March 16th to combat the outbreak of the pandemic within the country.  The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement …

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Background “Tharunodaya,” meaning ‘youth awakening’, is a youth entrepreneurship development project. Sarvodaya initiated the project in early 2019 to develop the capacities and increase the financing opportunities of unemployed youth so that they are able to engage in income generating activities.  This project aims to encourage and empower youth to become independent, self-sufficient, enjoy financial …

Developing new livelihoods for former migrant female workers returning from working overseas

Donations welcome  Sarvodaya Sri Lanka is embarking on a new project, focused on supporting livelihood development for Sri Lankan migrant women who are returning to Sri Lanka, having worked overseas, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 34% of Sri Lanka’s migrant worker population of 1.8 million people, comprises of women in low-skilled labor in the domestic …

Update on COVID-19 related work in Sri Lanka

Sarvodaya has not only been providing facilities and assistance to those at risk from the virus but more importantly, have been working towards relief programs for those without access to basic provisions and food due to the country going on curfew and lockdown, hampering their livelihoods and ability to source provisions. Read the full story …

Sarvodaya’s response to the Easter attacks

On April 21st 2019, the tiny island nation of Sri Lanka shook as several targeted bombs were placed in key Churches of the country to disrupt the country’s observance of the sacred holiday that is the resurrection of Christ. Sarvodaya, while in mourning themselves, mobilized their teams to attend to those most in need of …