Growing in Love
Our Together in Sri Lanka campaign for 2017-2018, focused on the true story of Ajay, a young boy living in poverty in Sri Lanka.
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Ajay and his family were born on a tea estate in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. After many years without a school, the children now have a building in which to study, but their living conditions remain basic.
Families are crammed into homes which cannot cope with frequent heavy rains and the long monsoon season. Flooding is common. In addition, individual homes have no access to clean running water, instead neighbours share an outside water tap and toilet.
With support from Mission Together, Sr Ruby (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) brings nutrition and healthcare packs to the children and arranges for doctors and dentists to run clinics on the estate.
Thanks to her and other visiting Catholic missionaries, Ajay is growing up strong and healthy meaning he and the other children attend school regularly and are provided with an alternative future to that of their parents.
Thanks to your school, Mission Together can support children like Ajay in Sri Lanka, as well as providing other children living in poverty overseas with access to education, shelter, healthcare and the chance to grow in knowledge of God’s love.
Although the focus for our 2018-19 materials is on Jordan, children’s projects in Sri Lanka are still being supported by Mission Together.