Tag: family

Compassion in Action

Carrying the message forward

The younger generation of the Sarvodaya family carries the message of non-violence and compassion in action to the world. This video was done in collaboration with The Stone Soup Leadership Institute, who are strong supporters of our Founder Dr. A.T Ariyaratne and his work through The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka. His grandchildren did …

Sarvodaya launches emergency response life saving assistance to the public

As you maybe aware, the Sri Lankan public has taken up to themselves to make drastic changes to the country’s leadership in response to the corruption leading up to unprecedented inflation and lack of base resources for their livelihood. However peaceful the intention is, pockets of violence and chaos ensued and seeing the condition first …

Food Security program to address the current crisis in Sri Lanka

The beautiful country of Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented economic crisis exacerbated by an ongoing political crisis. The people are facing an unprecedented lack of basic resources such as vehicle fuel and cooking gas, while inflation has lead to a scarcity of basic food provisions necessities. The local currency has depreciated immensely and the government …

Statement issued by the President of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne issued this statement earlier this week, in response to the chaos and unrest amongst the citizens of Sri Lanka, due to the violence created by biased segments of soceity during the current political and economic crisis in the country.

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 …

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 …