Torrential rains and mudslides have affected 629,704 people in 15 districts across Sri Lanka. LEADS is responding in three of the worst-hit districts - Ratnapura, Matara & Kalutara.
For fifty plus caregivers heading various Child Development Centers in Colombo, Gampaha and Kaluthara districts in the Western Province, this was a special occasion.
LEADS staff members took time off work In April 2017 to spend in quiet reflection on their spiritiual and professional lives and also to bond together as one big family.
Meethotamulla Garbage mountain collapsed causing many unfortunate deaths including children, destroying a large number of houses and injuring hundreds.Still many remainburied under the garbage mountain.
The growing reach of the Internet, social media and the rapid spread of mobile information and communications technologies (ICTs) have presented increased potential for cyber violence against women and girls.
LEADS together with TearAus and James Ivanhoe have successfuly completed a reconcilliation programme that links the North Eastern and North Central regions of the country. This programme culminated in a historical event that drew a large number of people from four different villages.
LEADS believes in initiatives that empower families and individuals to change their lives. One such initiative was the provision of cattle to needy families in the district of Kilinochchi.
Child Protection training given to differently-abled children of a special school in Kurunegala. LEADS District Office in Kurunegala liaised the program having realized the vulnerability of these children. Russel de Alwis and Ruwan Krusse carried out one-day training program.
The current drought in Sri Lanka is considered as the worst since the 1970. According to the Disaster Management Centre, almost 1 million people in 23 out of 25 districts have been negatively affected by drought conditions. LEADS is in the process of discussion with DMC on mitigating the problem and serving affected communities.
In Deevaragama, Hambantota on 8 October, children were the stars of the day when LEADS organized a special programme in honour of the UN's World Children's day. Around 730 children were in attendance along with their parents and relatives.
Two hundred and eighty Muslim and Tamil children from three villages in Trincomalee participated in LEADS’ One Team One Dream program on Saturday, September 3.p>