Coming Together to Build Peace - Snapshots from Sri Lanka

Together with the Anne Frank Foundation we have documented our programme in Jaffna. Sri Lanka's long civil war finally came to an end in 2009 - but children and young people continue to experience its effects. Let our photos take you inside our activities.
War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna anoniem

We work to repair child protection structures and support children to build their emotional resilience

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

War Child Holland Sri Lanka Jaffna IDEAL schoenen

Our programmes in Sri Lanka are designed to increase the participation of children and youth in the decision-making processes that affect their lives

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

Learn about the lasting experiences of the armed conflict and how our psychosocial support addresses this.

War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna anoniem

Our Youth Club in Sri Lanka identifies five key issues that affect the lives of youth

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna anoniem

The five key issues are: early marriage, school dropout, drug abuse, sexual abuse and absent parents

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

Read more on a community in which many young people have lost their confidence, their trust in others and any belief in a better future.

War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna anoniem

Many Sri Lankan girls face the risk of marrying at a young age

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

Read how child marriage remains one of the particular threats children face in Sri Lanka.

Meisje over schutting Sri Lanka

We provide vital psychosocial support to enable children to cope with their troubling experiences

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna

Participants in our I-DEAL programme take part in structured recreational activities to develop their self-confidence and trust in others

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

Read how Sanusanth's family got displaced during the conflict and how we address psychological scars and help children regain inner strength and trust.

War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna

The programme encompasses sports, games and movement activities

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

War Child Sri Lanka Jaffna

Participants in our I-DEAL project take part in activities designed to boost their inner strength and their trust in others

Photo: Jeppe Schilder