Gunasekara Childrens Home, located near the capital of Colombo is a home for girls who for various reasons need protection and support. Around 20 girls between the ages of 5 to 18 are currently living at Gunasekara.
Gunasekara Childrens Home gets financial support form Sri Lanka Department of Probation and Childcare. This support is unfortunately not enough to finance all of Gunasekara’s costs and the difference is covered by donations. The Swedish charity “Sri Lankas Barns Vänner” have been supporting Gunasekara Childrens Home for years and know the children’s home very well.
All the children at Gunasekara Childrens Home are attending nearby schools. However, they have limited access to getting help with their homework after school and there were only a few old computers available. Computers and computer knowledge is key for giving the children a chance at getting a good job in the future.
We wanted to support the girls at Gunasakera by setting up a brand new computer lab. In late spring 2018 we handed over our first donation of 40 000 SEK and 7 computers. Since then there has been IT and computer training for all the girls on a weekly basis and we have gotten reports from the teacher on their progress every sixth month.
Costs for the website, events, travels to Sri Lanka etc will has been by the founders of Lankan Tech Kids. Every cent of the donations goes to the girls of Gunasekara Childrens Home access to technology.