Towards a nation that respects the rights of children, adolescents, youth, elders and disabled persons to live a life with dignity
Promotes and protects the rights of children, adolescents, youth, elders and disabled persons affirming their entitlement to love, compassion and protection within a caring environment.
|To Provide nutrition and residential care facilities for the severely malnourished babies|
|To offer residential care and love to destitute, orphaned and abandoned children, elders and the disabled|
|To Provide residential care for sexually abused girls /teenage mothers|
|To Provide vocational training for the disabled youth|
|To Provide community based rehabilitation programmes for disabled persons|
|To provide preschool, day care, literacy facilities and vocational training facilities for children and youth living in the streets.|
|To Make available relief and rehabilitation services to victims of natural and man made disasters|
A father walks into the office of Sarvodaya, with two severely malnourished children whom he was unable to look after. One is four years old. The other a ten-month old baby with polio. The mother had died at childbirth. The father wants to hand over the children. The children are accepted. A new childcare programme begins at Sarvodaya. Sarvodaya Suwasetha is born. That was in 1975.
The two children grew up to be useful citizens to society. The elder girl, Shanthi works at Sarvodaya as a clerk and is happily married to a Sarvodaya Project Manager. The other girl, Malkanthi is unmarried and is an Assistant Matron in our transit home for infants in Lunawa, Moratuwa.
Sarvodaya Suwasetha maintains 8 Child development Centres, 1 special Child Development Centre for teenage mothers, 5 pre-schools, 4 elders homes including 1 home for women with disabilities/special needs.
Our Legal Status
Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society Ltd. was registered as an independent society in 1986. It was also registered under the Voluntary Services Act No 31 of 1980 and re-registered under Parliamentary Act no L/62414 of 1998 and registered as a charitable organization under the Ministry of Social Services by the Registrar of Societies. Sarvodaya Suwasetha is one of the main social service organizations in the country today.