Sparkes Home Sri Lanka

Sparkes Home Sri Lanka

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Sparkes Home Sri Lanka

Following the premature death of Jonathan Sparkes and in recognition of the terrible damage caused by the 2004 tsunami, members of the Sparkes family who have been involved in Ceylon for 4 generations, raised funds and built the Sparkes Home in 2007. The home is built on land donated by the Methodist church and it accommodates up to 40 girls from all denominations who are victims of the tsunami and recent civil war, or are from families who are too poor to care for them. The Home is in the village of Kallar, south of Batticaloa , on the east coast of Sri Lanka.
The Home is administered by the UK trustees and locally by the Methodist church which supervises 30 homes in Sri Lanka. The girls all attend local schools. In the Home they are looked after by 2 house mothers and 2 cooks and the local Methodist minister's wife is the manager. In the Home we provide extra English, Maths and Science as well as IT lessons. The Home is fully dependent on donations and sponsorships. For AS LITTLE AS £1 UK per day one child can be housed, clothed and fed in our home. Therefore £365 will provide for one girl per year. All overheads are absorbed by the trustees and we circulate aregular newsletter to all donors and sponsors.

Founded 2007