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Compassion in Action

Requests for Funds to Complete the Intermediary Care Center at Sarvodaya Premises

The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka has been at the forefront of community level COVID-19 prevention and control activities since the beginning of the  epidemic in March 2020 and has assumed responsibility to assist the Government’s effort to  set up a hundred-bed Intermediary Care Centre at Thanamalwila, Monaragala District, Uva  Province. This facility will be …

Experts come together to list immediate actions to circumvent the death and severely infected rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic

After a dearth of availability, finally Sri Lanka has acquired vaccinations and programs are underway to get as much of the population vaccinated rapidly. However, the delta variant is spreading faster than the people can be protected via the vaccination, that the infected and death toll is rising rapidly on a daily basis. Lead by …

Sarvodaya’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka – Looking back over 1 year’s work

Sarvodaya had been identifying and addressing community needs in Sri Lanka for over 60 years, when the COVID-19 virus made its first appearance in Sri Lanka in March 2020. While Sri Lanka had not faced an airborne, rapidly spreading virus resulting in a physical disease like this before, Sarvodaya had had experience in handling emergency …

The Second Wave of COVID-19 hits Sri Lanka

How the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka is Responding On October 5th 2020, after a significant period of dormancy, and therefore unfortunately complacency, COVID-19 raised its ugly head in the form of a cluster of infected factory workers in Sri Lanka. While response was speedy once detected, the virus had already spread beyond the …

Empowering vulnerable communities in disaster preparedness

Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER), an initiative by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) supported by the US Agency for International Development, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) started in 1998. After 2 decades of implementation, Sri Lanka has been recognized as one of the countries to implement Phase 5 of PEER. …

E-School Studio by Sarvodaya

Sarvodaya built, launched and introduced a studio for e-learning on July 24th 2020. Named e-iskole (literally meaning e-school), this studio will be able to reach communities who are currently facing concerns to educate their children, youth, and adults. Essentially the e-school is an audio-visual recording studio with modern accessories and amenities including green-screens, audio/video recording …

Re-imagining our purpose

We at Sarvodaya believe in keeping up with the times. Since the inception of Sarvodaya Sri Lanka way back in 1958, the goal has been to cater to the community’s current needs. The birth of Sarvodaya USA was with an objective of assisting towards this goal of achieving the basic human needs as spelled out …

Sarvodaya’s Response to the COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka – An Action Plan

Current Status Sri Lanka has been able to contain the pandemic to a very great extent with minimum community spreading. The government’s response at a national level has helped place Sri Lanka in Stage 3 as per WHO categorization. Challenges While the government bodies are implementing curfew, lockdown and limited movement strategies with healthcare and …

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 …