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We donated 2640 school books to disadvantaged poverty-stricken families to enable their children to go to school.
One new bakery was built, for 100 disadvantaged girls in a state-run orphanage.
One teacher was employed to teach 100 girls baking skills
65 Under-fives benefitted from early learning development, English lessons and musical equipment at TFT International Preschool which celebrated its fourth successful year.
One Alternative Family & Foster Care awareness talk was presented to the local community in Pinkanda.
Ten preschool children received free schooling to ensure parents on a low income can work to support their children. We are extremely grateful to Mercury Holidays who are our corporate sponsor for the fourth year.
22 Infant Caregivers and Preschool teachers received training in an accredited childcare development programme to improve care, conditions, health and wellbeing for 50 infants. Their employment supported the education of their own children.
raising standards of care
20 housemothers were trained to ‘Raise Standards in Institutions ‘ which focused on the importance of interaction, stimulation and play.
Three vocational training teachers were employed to teach English, IT, sewing and embroidery to provide skills for 100 disadvantaged Girls aged from 8 to 18 years old.
30 Children benefited from physiotherapy.
150 Children benefited from our teaching volunteer as part of our early learning strategy.
100 Disadvantaged girls had two months of art, music and drama therapy.
162 Girls and boys received accreditations in computer skills, art, sewing and embroidery classes in two orphanages.
Three preschool teachers were employed and trained at the new Ruhunu Orphanage Preschool to provide daily quality education.
reuniting & supporting families
24 Mothers of children in orphanages and vulnerable children attended Income generation, financial management and mindfulness training workshops.
Two Alternative Family and Foster Care Heartbeat Centres were opened, one in Colombo and the other in Pinkanda, to raise awareness, provide support, counselling, information, resources and pro-bono lawyering for women suffering domestic abuse, and reunite children in orphanages with their families and help prevent abandonment.
Three mothers were supported through the long court process to enable them to take their child home and were given the tools and skills training to help them become sustainable.
One mother and daughter, are now safely reunited after two long years of agonising separation due to homelessness and poverty.
10 Women with pending court cases who are escaping abusive relationships,were provided safe temporary mother and baby shelter at The HeartbeatCentre Colombo.
ALTERNATIVE FAMILY CARE
27 Students from different Law institutes were introduced to "Alternative Family & Foster Care" during our Law Student's Training Workshops, as part of our "Children Belong in Families, not Orphanages” campaign.
60 Members of the local Pinkanda community, including TFT International Preschool parents, attended the first AlternativeFamily and Foster Care awareness talk, given the Centre of Excellence for Alternative Care India. All agreed that every child should be entitled togrow up feeling safe, loved and protected in a family.