Sri Lanka: From Tea Picker’s Child to Promising Student
Exciba followed behind her mother as she picked her way through their landlord’s tea plantation. The sun was scorching all day but they didn’t even have money for a new hat. They walked home, where they spend their nights in a one room shack as a family of five. Girls like Exciba and her sister never had a chance to go to school, to learn, to dream of anything greater.
But when World Vision came to their community, Exciba was sponsored, and her parents took a leap of faith and sent her to school. Today, Exciba has made it to national school and smiles with greater confidence, brimming with hope. She teaches her younger siblings at home too.
Visit Sri Lanka with us and meet children and their families who are living courageously. Witness how child sponsorship changes lives and what it means to sponsored children like Exciba. Spend time with vulnerable children and open your heart. Learn about World Vision’s efforts to send children to school, provide clean water and sanitation, and improve the lives of tea plantation families.
Trip Dates: 16 – 21 March
Trip Cost: $915 *excludes flight
- Visit pre-schools and engage in interactive activities with children
- Visit clean water and sanitation intervention sites
- Learn more about child protection initiatives in the community
- Spend time with sponsored children and vulnerable families
- Sightsee at nearby attractions
If you would like to join us, please sign up before 08 Jan 2019. Details will follow after your registration. Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
A pre-trip briefing will be held on 21 Feb 2019, Thursday at 7.00pm at our office (10 Tannery Lane, #06-01/02, Singapore 347773).
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