Educate Lanka empowers economically disadvantaged Sri Lankan children and youth by enhancing their access to education, mentoring, and employment opportunities. Their online global community crowdfunding model raises scholarship funds that provide long-term support for students, while local staff and volunteers also provide leadership and job skills training for success long after graduation. They are currently sponsoring over 350 children, and have sponsored many more since their foundation in 2007.
Mission Statement: Their mission is to empower economically disadvantaged children and youth by enhancing their access to education, mentoring, and employment opportunities.
Seed Grant. Skees Family Foundation began working with Educate Lanka in 2014. Their model for education attainment within Sri Lanka looked promising and they had already done really great work. We selected them because they fit well within our mission and we admired their passion to provide young children in Sri Lanka with an education.