Building a library for orphans in Sri Lanka

by Global Education Fund


This project builds a library in eastern Sri Lanka, providing a rich supply of books and critical literacy support services to 200 orphans traumatized by the civil war and the tsunami.
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This project will build the Shanthi Bhavan Library and Literacy Center for 200 orphaned children in eastern Sri Lanka. The children, ages 6-22, have been traumatized by both decades of civil war and the tsunami. The books and educational services in this library will open the doors of imagination and possibility for the young children. For the older children it will provide rich educational resources and the critical English skills they need to attend university and suceed in life.


We will provide books in English and Tamil, including childrens books, early readers, nonfiction and reference materials. We will provide building improvements, shelves, tables, chairs, as well as a librarian and literacy support specialists.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness for 200 Sri Lankan orphans by providing books and literacy support services to help them succeed in school and beyond.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).



Organization Information

Global Education Fund

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Liz Berry
Program Director
Boulder, CO United States

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