- abandonment and rejection victimize 40,000 children each year
- love is greater than fear and shame
- children need a more just society without the suffocating grip of abandonment and rejection
We believe that we received this vision from God and that we may make His Kingdom on earth visible with it.
Don’t you believe in God but you do long for a better and more just world? Then don’t let our faith stop you from helping, your help is more than welcome too!
In John 13:34 Jesus said :“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
Almost all abandoned and rejected children in underdeveloped Sri Lanka, are teenage girls with no economic value to their parents because they are pregnant and unmarried.
That children are abandoned and rejected, how many there are and that most of them are teenage girls, is confirmed by our own obervations and data.
The Sri Lankan government doesn’t have the means to do something about the problem but dus record facts and figures. Independant UN surveys and fact finding operations confirm the goverments data and our observations.
Every year there are 20,000 of these children rejected and abandoned so sex education is important and being dealt with by the UN.
Meanwhile, the rejected and abandoned children, victims of ignorance and shame, need help.
They need help as 4,000 of these girls commit suicide, also taking the lives of 4,000 unborn babies.
The 16,000 babies left, end up in orphanages. Many orphanages don’t have the means to offer children education and guidance needed to break the cycle.
Each year, 40,000 children fall victim to rejection and abandonment in Sri Lanka.
What can you spare to save lives?
With your support and together with local Churches, we go out, search for and find rejected and abandoned children where they lead their homeless life.
We make a plan and teach them what they need to escape poverty.
Our 13:34 program, that takes at least one year, starts with the analysis and plan.
In the program, they live in one of our safe shelter homes.
With us, shame is not the norm and they can feel safe and welcome as they learn from our volunteers.
We teach them suicide isn’t a solution.
Our teaching and coaching volunteers are experienced mothers and professional teachers.
Lessons differ for each child but we begin with:
- reading and writing in their language, maths and English
- budgeting, home keeping, cooking and body hygiene
- something they can earn a living with from baking to programming
- sex education
In short, we teach them life skills so they can take care of themselves and their babies.
At the end of our 13:34 program we train their job interview skills, coach them in finding a job and guide them in starting their new lives with their babies, in their homes which they pay for with their self-earned wages.
Our program is followed up by group sessions that we facilitate. That way the girls can stand by each other in their new lives.