In response to this situation, we are collaborating to provide immediate support to these communities. We are working to uphold their basic rights by providing care packs for families and activity packs for children, with psycho social support to the survivors and community to follow.
Today, 35 years later, LEADS launches a new logo and tagline that introduces a re-imaging of itself that captures an essence of the vibrancy through colours of our vision and ethos, whilst retaining the simplicity of LEADS and incorporating our organisational culture and approach to our work
A group of youth volunteers organized an event to celebrate the Children's Day at Kadella this October adding colour to the place and shouts of joyful laughter that echoed for days.
Together with Angelo Pereira LEADS produced a drama on the issue of Child Sexual Abuse in the country. The drama was part of an advocacy campaign 'A Girl today, A Woman tomorrow' aimed at reducing violence against children & women.
Anujan's story is only one tale of the success of a community development program in Trincomalee district. There are many such stories found in the village of Navatchcholai where he is a member of the child club.
The National Partnership to End Violence Against Children (NPEVAC) in Sri Lanka was launched on 2 June 2017 in Colombo. The event saw the participation of UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, and the private sector. LEADS was represented by the CEO and several of its staff members at this important occasion that marks collaborative effort towards ending violence against children.
LEADS carried out a month-long relief program in Bulathsinhala and Palindanuwara DS divisions in Kalutara. Nearly a thousand people benefited through LEADS interventions in the district.
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.