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Our comprehensive and holistic approach targets the grassroots level, to promote family care in Sri Lanka, support families to prevent abandonment, ensure the education of children to prevent the cycle of poverty and introduce a foster care system so that every child can reclaim their human right to grow up in a family.  From birth to adulthood, we reunite, educate, support and strengthen disadvantaged and forgotten children and families of all faiths. 

Our solution-based model to help end the institutionalisation of children consists of a variety of projects such as: a preschool to provide low-cost and free early learning intervention and childcare, school books and resource packs to children from poor families; donating commercial sewing machines to help single mothers work from home to support their families; hosts free training sessions in literacy, numeracy, financial management and bag making; trains local and national childcare services in alternative family and foster care;  


TFT advocates that ‘Children Belong in Loving Families, Not Orphanages’ and campaigns to raise awareness of the long-term emotional and physical harm caused, not as a gesture of charity, but an act of human justice which says that every child matters and deserves to be loved and educated in a family setting.


Through specific development projects to support people’s needs, TFT aims to directly provide the knowledge, resources and tools to improve conditions in orphanages, prevent abandonment, strengthen families and bring about sustainable change in the community and nationally.


Our 'Hearts Beat Together' Campaign launched at the House of Commons in June 2018. We advocate at the highest level in Sri Lanka, to ensure that children living in orphanages, reclaim their rights, and grow up in a family which provides them with the love, care and stability they need.


Our girl's empowerment campaign aims to empower 100 institutionalised girls to reach their full potential, lifting them out of poverty to support their own families, reduce child abandonment and become better functioning members of society. We provide art, music, drama, dance and empowerment classes and vocational training to include sewing, computing, English lessons and baking.  

Poor families in Sri Lanka are now trapped between the threat of the Coronavirus and hunger. The strict curfews have meant no work, no income and no food for daily wage earners, and children are now at serious risk of malnutrition. We are providing emergency food parcels to help families survive together, and keep vulnerable children out of harmful orphanages and at home where they belong.

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