Child Action Lanka

Child Action Lanka works to assist and transform the lives of disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka. Many of the children live and work on the streets as beggars; as such, they are often socially excluded and deprived of opportunities and respect. Hunger, neglect, exploitation and abuse are just a few of the many challenges faced by these children everyday.

At Child Action Lanka, we defy the common local belief that “street children are born bad”. Our purpose is to enable disadvantaged children to realize the possibilities for themselves and change their own lives for the better.

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We provide direct assistance to around 1,150 children in five different locations around the island. Join us as we work to see the next generation off the streets, to help children reach their full potential and to break the cycle of poverty.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 
Mohandas Gandhi