Emmanuel Baptist Church, thank you for your gift to launch a new child development center in Sri Lanka. Because of your support, children at this center now have the opportunity to receive holistic care from trained staff who support their physical, emotional, social and spiritual health.
Pictured above, some of the children who benefit from your generosity.
The center is located in in a rural fishing town of 7,200 people. Due to the context of extreme poverty, children are very vulnerable and there are high rates of malnutrition and child mortality. Child marriage is common, parents primarily work as day laborers and fisherman, and school-age children begin working at a young age to support their families.
Through the new child development center, the team plans to:
- Train caregivers on income-generating activities.
- Provide quality educational support and healthcare for particpants.
- Release children from poverty.
Your gift is helping equip this local partner with the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable people in their community. The photos below are group photos of children with their tutors and caregivers.
The child development center is fully operational and 172 children attend the program on the weekend. The center has hired and trained staff, purchased curriculum materials and modified the facilities to meet program needs. Pictured below is a group photo of the dedicated staff who lead this center.
An Update From Compassion’s Partnership Facilitator
Compassion’s Partnership Facilitators manage relationships with local partners, helping them build capacity, mobilize resources and strengthen ownership of the program. In the letter below, you will hear from the Partnership Facilitator who works with this center.
I greet you with grace from God. On behalf of this local partner and myself, we express our heartfelt gratitude for your support.
I believe that we are successfully releasing children from poverty. Thank you for your willingness and commitment to help us in this endeavor. We hope that through this program, children will be able to overcome their impoverished situations and grow up knowing God’s love for them.
Children will have access to education, and develop physically, emotionally and spiritually with a bright, poverty-free future. You are a part of this transformation.
There is no other way to fully express our gratitude for your faithfulness and love toward our children. Thank you for for praying for, caring for and supporting this center.
My colleagues and I at the local development partner, are continually inspired by your dedication and generosity toward our work. Thank you for answering God’s call to help care for vulnerable children. We continue to pray for you as well.
Local Partnership Facilitator, Sri Lanka
Your Gift Matters
Emmanuel Baptist Church, because of your gracious support, the new local partner is full of joy for its child development center that will ultimately benefit so many eager children. Your heart for those in need gives hope to children, families, center staff members and communities. Thank you for your generosity and may God bless you!