Better care for children
With reports of child abuse rising, we're working hard with the government, police and local communities to tackle the problem. We're setting up community child protection groups and empowering children to put a stop to abuse.
We're also working to help reunite children placed in institutional care with their families. We've helped draft new guidelines on adoption to put Sri Lanka in line with UN standards, and we've pushed the government to ban corporal punishment.
Getting an education
We're investing in children's early learning to ensure they get the best possible start in life. Our Early Childhood Care and Development programme includes teacher training, curriculum development and working with communities.
We're also helping children who have dropped out of - or never been to - school to access education. We promote child-friendly school systems where children's views are listened to and they're involved in decision-making.
After the 2004 tsunami, we provided emergency aid and education to 130,000 children, created safe places to play for 88,000, and rebuilt 21 schools.
As the climate warms and disasters become more likely, we're working with the National Disaster Management Committee on contingency planning for future emergencies.
Find out more about our work in Sri Lanka
Page updated November 2021