World Vision, Re-Awakening Lanka join hands for sustainable development projects in North
World Vision Lanka and Re-Awakening Lanka entered into a partnership recently, to work together in development activities implemented to empower communities. This step will impact the Northern Province, in raising the living standards of the most vulnerable, focusing primarily on children.
“It is a privilege to partner with an organisation like Re-Awakening Lanka, as they’re dedicated to uplifting the most vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka and have showcased this through their multiple impactful projects in Poonakari,” said Dr.Dhanan Senathirajah, National Director of World Vision Lanka.
Re-Awakening Lanka is engaged in empowering 5 districts in the North and East of Sri Lanka by providing renewable energy to households, access to safe and usable water, initiating livelihood development projects, equipping school children with literacy support, engaging in peace and reconciliation projects through the use of sports and arts, and engaging in psycho-social empowerment projects.
Speaking of the new partnership, Ms.Shaan Corea, Founder of Re-Awakening Lanka, said “We are excited to partner with World Vision, which has a strong on-ground presence among the impoverished communities across the island and has dedicatedly, proved itself as a dependable partner that truly supports the needs of the people. We look forward to working together to bring about lasting solutions to disadvantaged communities.”
World Vision has been working with the most vulnerable communities in the North since 1978 and has supported them through relief, rehabilitation and development programmes. Currently, four long-term development programmes and a rehabilitation programme operating in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Mullaitivu Districts, directly impacts the lives of over 15,500 children and their families.