Children's Hope is a Sri Lankan not-for-profit charity, established by English artist Carla Browne in 2005 after the Boxing Day Tsunami.
100% of funds raised by Children's Hope go to our projects, which support underprivileged, disabled and vulnerable children, women and young men in the Galle region.
Children’s Hope extensively consult all members of the local community to determine where the need is greatest – not what we think we should do – including parents, teachers, doctors, community leaders, local government, NGOs and the children themselves.
People of all ages and skills are welcome to volunteer with us on all our projects - we run a Volunteers Village in Habaraduwa, 20 minutes outside Galle.
Volunteer Village has seafront accommodation for up to 16 volunteers, and is also Children's Hope HQ and a vibrant community hub.
Children's Hope projects include:
- Supporting Neth Saran Sawana, a local school for children with hearing, vision and learning difficulties
- Vocational training for the deaf, blind and unemployed, including professional cooking, hotel training, sewing, jewellery and homewares making skills
- Renovating and maintaining paediatric units at Karapithiya Galle Hospital
- Building community housing
- Sex education, life and financial skills
- English and IT teaching
- Taekwondo classes for local children
- Running a kindergarten.
Alongside donating your time, donations of money and brand new goods are always welcome. A list of urgent items can be found in this presentation.
Children's Hope is independent, non-political and non-religious – although we greatly respect the Buddhist culture of Sri Lanka.
For more information, please contact us:
Websites: www.childrenshope.lk and www.volunteersvillage.com
Phone: +94 912 283 875