Gangodawila Girl’s Home
Children whose families lost their lives in the tsunami now have a new home in Columbo. The Gangodawila Girls’ Home has taken on a lot of the orphans. It provides around 200 girls from 6 months to 18 years old with somewhere to live. It includes a pre-school unit, a school and a career training centre. There young women learn printing, painting, weaving and sewing. The skills they learn provide them with a good basis to be able to support themselves and earn money independently. The Gangodawila Girls’ Home does not receive sufficient funding and, as a result, is reliant on donations.