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>
A choral music concert organized by Pianist and Conductor, Joshua Asokan took place on Saturday, 30th July at the St. Pail's Church in Colombo. The evening saw beautiful renditions of arrangements by John Rutter and Craig Courtney among other composers, with diverse styles of traditional and Jazz music. The fundraiser was in support of survivors of child sexual abuse.
LEADS completes 45 days of relief operation by the end of the month of June. During the operations carried out following the floods and landslides that took place in May, LEADS managed to reach a total of 6,181 families and 1660 children in 9 districts.
The current monsoon conditions with sever rains are threatening to overflow some of the rivers. This poses a threat of flooding to our residential therapeutic center for children. We have been advised to evacuate the children as a precautionary measure, Please pray for the children and staff as we prepare to respond to this situation.
On 8th of March nine women celebrated hopeful futures in an exhibition that showcased their creations. They were very proud of their achievements and only had words of appreciation for the project that gave them the courage to challenge the odds – wings to fly. “Through the village society I have achieved much. I am in a better position today because everybody encouraged and supported me. I am extremely grateful to all those who helped me” said Sujeewa a women member of the village society.
LEADS district office in Ratnapura oragnized an event for the distribution of certificates in Tailoring, marking the International Women's Day.
LEADS conducted an important awareness program in Colombo girls’ school on Child Protection.
A team from ESCAPE - the child protection wing of LEADS conducted a series of sessions for students of Methodist College, Colombo on 6th April 2016. Children ranging from ages 6-18 years participated for this program.
KEDELLA, our Respite Therapeutic Centre, saw a burst of colour and activity on the 30th March 2016 as the twelve children who have come to the end of their three month residential counselling period, prepared to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year (Avurudu). The premises was decorated with paper flowers made by the children themselves and looked festive in every way.