Regions: Sri Lanka
Tags: Whatever It Takes
Total Raised: $15,957
How have we helped?
The funds were raised by 21st Century Leaders, from the sale of Whatever It Takes products.
21st Century Leaders helped support projects in Sri Lanka.
Although we live in a world where nearly half (40%) the population is made up of children, many are experiencing tragic and unjust childhoods:
• 143 million are orphans in 93 developing countries,
• 246 million (of which 73 million are under the age of 10) are child labourers, of which 70% work in hazardous conditions
• Tens of millions are street kids and 8.4 million are trafficked children, forced into debt bondage, slavery, prostitution, pornography, armed conflict or other illicit activities.
Many are raising themselves, often due to HIV/AIDS or war, and this makes them vulnerable to abuse. Unsurprisingly, many children are growing up with serious emotional, mental and behavioural problems.
The goal of SKF is to help children to regain control of their lives in a positive and empowering way.
No matter how horrendous or painful a child's past has been SFK believes it can provide children with the tools to turn their lives around.