Children are not getting the food and support they need and to put it simply they are going hungry.
Help for Orphanages
The implications of the pandemic for Sri Lanka’s orphanages have been profound. In normal times local companies and well-wishers provide regular support with donations of food and money. With local curfews and a national lockdown, donations are simply not coming in. In addition to that the economic situation and escalating food prices in the country mean that organisations and individual donors are not in a position to help as they normally would. Children are not getting the food and support they need and to put it simply they are going hungry. Brighter Path is working hard with orphanages in the Western Province and in the much more remote Uva Province to help fill the gap. We have been donating food parcels and prioritising those in greatest need – especially with the provision of high energy foods for young children and milk formula for babies.
We were delighted to welcome British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton OBE to visit one of our transition homes today. Sarah was given a tour of the house by one of …