Bishop of Sodor and Man's Harvest Appeal 2018









Bishop Peter launches Harvest Appeal 2018

Those who live and work on tea plantations in Sri Lanka are poor and often excluded from society. The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Colombo has been ministering in the plantation areas for well over a century. This recent programme focuses on women and children in the key areas of education and healthcare.

How will your support make a difference?

Many different programmes have been initiated, including:

  • Educational assistance programme – from nutritional programmes for crèche children to preschool education through to Year 5, including assistance with exams and access to scholarship programmes, plus extra coaching for secondary students and assistance for university students.
  • Pregnant mothers programme – continuous pre-natal monitoring, nutritional assistance, medical clinics, plus childbirth, childcare and other awareness programmes.
  • Children’s club programme – focusing on cognitive development, play learning, nutrition and social interaction for children aged over five.
  • Infant development programme – including early childhood development, nutritional and medical assistance, plus awareness programmes for parents.
  • Career guidance – for older children, including skill development and leadership programmes.
  • Advocacy – including networking with human rights organisations, human rights training workshops and child protection seminars.

Ambishna, Sri Lanka, says,

'If we want to change our communities we need to increase access to education. If only one person from a family receives an education then he or she could make a huge difference.'

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For further information on this year's Harvest Appeal please contact:

Ben Bradshaw,
Bishop's Chaplain

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