Monitoring Trip: Sri Lanka (J779N, J585, J791N, J696N, J712N, J133)

In June 2013, our Indian Subcontinent team monitored GDG projects in Sri Lanka for almost two weeks. The monitoring team included Samantha Robb (Project Officer – India, Sri Lanka and Nepal), Flora Chong (Assistant Project Officer), as well as MV and Leena Thomas (GDG India Representatives).

The team visited the following projects: J779N HON Methodist Development Project at Colombo, J585 Hope Builders Sri Lanka at Avissawella, J791N Kidsreach Development Project at Kandy, J696N Child Action Lanka at Kandy, Batticoloa and several places, J712N Oori Community Development Project and J133 Bethel Children’s Home.

Most of these projects assist disadvantaged children who are living in extreme poverty. Training centres, sewing classes, childcare centres, kindergartens and tuition centres for school students are provided. They spent many hours with each project and as a result not only built great relationships and strengthened the partnerships between GDG and in-country partners and management staff, but also spent some time with beneficiaries to hear about their personal testimonies of how these projects have impacted their lives.