Rachel’s Kids sponsor plan connects Canadians with children in Sri Lanka. This island hosts a population close to 21 million people and is half the size of Newfoundland. Unfortunately, this beautiful island has been torn apart by 40 years of civil war and by a devastating tsunami in 2004 . This has left thousands homeless and displaced. These disastrous events are still being felt in Sri Lanka and the ones who are most affected are the children.
In Sri Lanka, as in many developing countries, regular school instruction is often inadequate to pass national exams and to gain admission to higher education. These classes, however, can be very costly and are not within reach for many families. Every parent wants to see their child reach their educational goals. Even in Canada we are aware of how expensive this can be. By sponsoring a child we are able to assist some of these children to achieve some form of vocational training or receive higher education, which we at Rachel’s Kids believe is the way out of poverty.
No money donated or raised by our organization goes towards expenses for our volunteer travel costs. The expenses incurred during the travels are funded privately by Dr. Navaneelan. Your complete donation goes directly to help improve the lives of children in Sri Lanka.