Sri Lanka Facts

·   Over 80% of community members rely on crops, livestock and fishing to provide income.

·   Only 25% of the 8,700 families have access to adequate clean water.

·   Nearly 15% of primary and secondary school students lack basic literacy and numeracy skills.

·   Over 27% of children under five years are underweight.

·   The rate of teen pregnancy is the second highest in the country.

What Do Children Want?

Children want a community where they have:

·   income security

·   food security

·   access to Early Childhood education and development

·   a quality education

·   children have good nutrition

·   children are vaccinated

·   access to health services

·   children are safe and protected