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Dec 17, 2015

How Life Changed for Kalaivani

The story of Kalaivani

One example of a change story; a story about a child we have worked with in the past 22 months who has experienced positive change due to his or her participation in our programs

Kalaivani’s father had been killed by an elephant sometime back and her mother had died of cancer in 2014. It was a challenge for the staff at both Sunshine and our local partner, Grace Home to address Kalaivani’s psychological needs. Thanks to the numerous teacher training workshops conducted for the members of the staff which included counselling and understanding the psycho-social needs of children, they were better equipped with skills that helped them to understand Kalaivani.

Thanks to our international and local donors, children like Kalaivani can enjoy a nutritious meal at the centre, pharmaceutical drugs, vitamin and worming treatment, creative opportunities and interaction with other kids without staying home.

Kalaivani’s story is one of the many stories we have experienced. Founded in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, the organization celebrates ten years of caring for children. For a small organization with no administrative costs, where the donor’s funds are utilized entirely to benefit vulnerable children, where all the trustees work on a voluntary basis and participating in the programmes implemented, the Sunshine Day Care Centre located in the small village of Sambalthivu, Trincomalee, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka is inspired to continue its work because small donations have contributed and helped change the life of children like Kalaivani.

 


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