Sparkes Home Sri Lanka

Sparkes Home Sri Lanka

Charity information

Sparkes Home Sri Lanka

Following the tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004 and the decades long civil war, the charity funds the maintenance and running of homes for 'at risk' girls. The homes are run by the Methodist Church of Sri Lanka. The charity also funds tertiary education in universities and colleges for the girls from the homes who have been successful.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    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.
    Following the success of the Kallar home, the charity agreed to contribute to the reconstruction and running costs of 3 further girls homes run by the Methodist Church. These homes are in Kalmunai on the east coast, Hatton in the tea country and Tummodera in the west. 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 sponsor

  • Overview

    Established: February 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1128189

    Phone number: 0208 788 4928

    Address: 17 Glendarvon Street SW15 1JS

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