Children are busy with school during the week so they meet at the child development center on Saturdays and holidays.
What Compassion Sponsorship Provides In partnership with local worship centers, Compassion is bringing help and hope to children in need in southern Sri Lanka.
Compassion's work in Sri Lanka began in 2010, with local worship centers reaching out to more than 1,000 babies and their mothers in partnership with Compassion's Child Survival Program.
Tourism in its modern form developed only after the 1960's in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), although there have been many travellers to the island throughout ancient and colonial times.
Rainfall, largely from monsoons, boosts Sri Lanka’s agriculture production, except in the north.
Economy Sri Lanka’s industry historically has centered on agricultural products such as tea, rubber and coconuts, which are all grown on plantations.
In the face of ever-declining terms of trade, international lending agencies with short-term interests have been urging these governments to diversify their economies to bring in much-needed foreign exchange.
So, despite tourism's adverse long term socio-cultural effects, its over-estimated economic benefits seem to override all policy and planning decisions.
Compassion children’s homes are small, simple structures that are often poorly maintained.Poor families commonly live in fragile shelters made of whatever materials can be found, with few possessions.Geography & Climate This pear-shaped island is located just south of India in the Indian Ocean. The southern region is a popular tourist destination with its many sandy beaches.Mountains rise in the south-central region, including Adam's Peak at 7,360 feet and Pidurutalagal at 8,291 feet, the highest point on the island. Temperatures in the lowland average about 80 degrees and humidity is high.Compassion is a new ministry here, but already it is making a significant difference.Most governments of the South and South East Asian countries have adopted tourism as a strategy for development.