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

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

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

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

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

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

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

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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.

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

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

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

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

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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.

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The programme encompasses sports, games and movement activities

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

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

Photo: Jeppe Schilder