SWOTHSA - Child Focused Community Development


Promote and facilitate the protection, safety and rights of children and ensure that children continue their education. To empower women economically, socially and politically with Self-Help Groups as agents of change within the home and community.


1200 children and 1200 women living in eight low income marginalised communities from a multi religious and ethnic environments in the southern suburbs of Colombo.

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Project Description

With the help of our Social Workers and teachers, SERVE conducts various activities for children in the local community centres

  • Participatory child forums 
  • Computer classes promoting basic IT-skills
  • Art classes supporting creativity
  • Dancing and music classes
  • Community based Children Resource Centres with indoor and outdoor games

An essential part of the SWOTHSA project is empowering women to fascilitate the change within their community with

  • Weekly meetings within Self-Help Groups 
  • Savings and micro loans for Self-Help Group members to encourage income generating activities
  • Knowledge enhancement on child rights, prevention of child abuse and violence against children
  • Money management, income generation and self employment
  • Harmonious living in multi ethnic and multi religious community
  • Leadership development 
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