Many of the children live and work on the streets as beggars; as such, they are often socially excluded and deprived of opportunities and respect. Hunger, neglect, exploitation and abuse are just a few of the many challenges faced by these children everyday.

At Child Action Lanka, we defy the common local belief that “street children are born bad”. Our purpose is to enable disadvantaged children to realise the possibilities for themselves and change their own lives for the better.

We provide direct assistance to around 1,000 children in eleven different locations around the island.