Where We Work

Snapshot of Sri Lanka

30

mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births

10

children under the age of five die per 1000 births

26

per cent of children are moderately or severely underweight

Sharonsundar M Croos

Letter from Compassion Sri Lanka Director Sharonsundar

Dear Sponsor, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am Sharonsundar and I have been the Interim Program Implementation Director of Sri Lanka office for the last 12 months. I have two children (a seven-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son) and I live in the capital city of Sri Lanka. I love sports and I used to play basketball during my college days.

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Sujani and Nidursha: Best Friends in Sri Lanka

Sujani and Nidursha are part of Compassion’s local Child Sponsorship Program, which started in June 2014. They’re inseparable; virtually sisters. Together with 70 other children from the neighbourhood, they attend daily classes, where they are taught tutored in subjects like English and mathematics; these lessons help the children to do better in their school work as well.

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Prayer requests for Sri Lanka

Some of the registered children in Sri Lanka recently shared what they’re praying for. Please join them in prayer!

  • Thivakary lives with her mother, grandmother, grand aunt, her aunt and her children. It’s a full house all the time, but it’s a happy one. “I like the project,” shared Thivakary. “I pray with the other children we start classes. I pray for my family. I pray that we can get enough money by selling the pots we make.”
  • Rasika shared, laughing: “I like coming to this project. I like it because I have friends and people care for us here. I pray with my friends at the project. I pray for the food that we get. At the project I get good food. I don’t always get a meal at home. We don’t always have enough.”
  • Thambiras just celebrated his ninth birthday. He brought sweets for all his friends and all the children sang for him and prayed for him. “I am so happy. I am really happy,” he said. “When I pray, I close my eyes tight, so that nothing will distract me and then I pray. I pray for my friends. I pray for my family. I also sometimes pray for rain, because it’s so hot here.”
  • Kantharupan Sulakshana is nine years old and lives with her 60-year-old grandmother and her 84-year-old great grandmother. Her father is a fisherman and tries to earn as much as he can daily. Sulakshana also has a 13-year-old brother. “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. Sometimes I pray that that would happen.”