Sri Lanka

Monthly Sri Lanka/Reviewing the past 10 years -Sri Lanka Project [part1]

During the past 10 years since the end of December 2004, we have been able to support living of more than 200,000 people by receiving about 620 million yens for emergency aid from Ajinomoto Co. Inc., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kao Corporation, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. , Japan Platform, Japan Team of Young Human Power, Chabo!, Felissimo, Smile Heart Club of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. Management Organization for Postal Savings and Postal Life Insurance, Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association and many other individuals.

【3 year- assistance to the victims of the tsunami in the south of Sri Lanka】  More than 30,000 people died in Sri Lanka due to the tsunami occurred in December 2004. Just on the next day of the tsunami, JEN dispatched its staff to the affected area and started to distribute urgent daily necessaries to the households that were going to move to the temporary housings in Hambantota District.

For the affected people who were living a brutal life because they had lost not only their family members, house and household goods but also their income source, we conducted job training (making coconut rope, fishing net, vegetable garden and so on) and group counseling for children through after-school activities in order that they could get new skill and regain positive force.

We have been able to rehabilitate living of more than 33,000 afflicted peoples during 3 years, and completed final self-reliance assistance project in the South by the end of 2007.

Monthly Sri Lanka/Reviewing the past 10 years -Sri Lanka Project [part2]