DID YOU KNOW?
CHILDREN ARE ESTIMATED TO LIVE IN ORPHANAGES IN SRI LANKA, WITHOUT HOPE OF A FAMILY, AN EDUCATION - OR A FUTURE.
POVERTY, DISCRIMINATION, DISABILITY, WAR AND NATURAL DISASTER ARE ALL FACTORS
THAT CAUSE CHILDREN TO BECOME SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES
WE WORK TIRELESSLY TO
GIVE EVERY FORGOTTEN CHILD
THEIR FUTURE TODAY
OF CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES
HAVE AT LEAST ONE LIVING PARENT BUT ARE GIVEN UP BY LOVING FAMILIES, IN CRISIS, IN THE HOPE OF A BETTER LIFE,
NOT UNDERSTANDING THE LONG TERM DAMAGE CAUSED.
No child should live in poverty
No child should be alone
Our footprint is small but our impact is big and our voice is being heard at the highest levels to make every child count.
We are working towards social change and collaborating with global specialist partners to advocate and raise awareness of the harm caused to children in orphanages and share
Alternative Family and Foster Care knowledge
by providing training at the highest level to
National Childcare Services, the Judiciary, law students, political leaders, civil society organizations, faith groups, universities, local NGO's and communities to keep families together where it is safe and possible.
This emergence of knowledge has created a new and TransFormaTional understanding
Children Belong in Loving Families,
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
There are no words to describe the emotion felt when 106 children aged 6 - 17 years sat down in the one main hall for the first time in three years, to eat a hot nutritious meal together, knowing this will directly help to keep these children safe in their families where they belong. Not a single morsel was left, and smiles of pure happiness lit up every corner of the room. In just a few days the impact was clear. Six more children enrolled, no fainting, no drop outs and 100% attendance.
On 1st June 2019, Their Future Today received a funding award from the Australian High Commission to provide a ground breaking ' Alternative Family Care and Foster Care Conference' for 30 Sri Lankan Judges from across the country. This successful programme shared global knowledge about the harm caused to children in orphanages. Many Judges said as a result, they felt empowered to explore other options to keep children in families wherever possible, and consider orphanages only as a last resort.
Their Future Today's Bakery building is now open! This wonderful opportunity for institutionalised girls to be able to learn a new skill is so exciting. Not only are they learning to bake but they are also having fun outside the confines of their usually grim and boring existence, and enjoying a different experience and new tastes.
Our 18-month specialist childcare training in Ruhunu baby orphanage concluded in August. All Their Future Today housemothers passed their assessments and received certificates. This once dark and sinister place has finally been transformed into a happier and more positive 'family' environment and the care and conditions are much improved. This State Orphanage is now an example for all in Sri Lanka, the real success will be when it finally closes its doors, and becomes a community centre instead.