In September 2012 Child Action Lanka (CAL) started work in five rural communities where there is great need and lack of resources. Poverty is high and the standard of living is at a shockingly low level. Ten local young adults were trained by CAL to run five 'After School Centres' in the villages. Here the children and young people can come together and learn.

They get extra classes which include English and computer - skills which offer a real chance to break out of poverty. The children are enthusiastic and excited to know that people care and want to help them in life to achieve their dreams. We believe our role is to enable them to find their own strength and inner resources to step up and see their lives transformed. It is exciting to partner with them and watch them discover what is possible.