In the remote villages of Ampara, Sri Lanka, children’s health and lives are at risk. Without a balanced diet, they become malnourished – nearly 1 in 5 children in the country are born underweight – and with poor hygiene practices, diseases spread fast. Some children are ill so frequently, they cannot attend school – and getting an education is crucial if they are to hope for a better future. Now, with their health and strength improved, we hope and pray that these children can get the education they deserve, giving them a chance at a brighter future. Islamic Relief identified 470 poor children, who were frequently missing school due to illness, or suffering learning and social difficulties. They were provided with basic health checks, and those with more serious illnesses were referred for specialist treatment. The children and their guardians also attended sessions on hygiene, oral health, and nutrition, where they were given health guide books and hygiene kits to help practice what they learned at home.
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