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Ministry Focus: They train care givers, administrative staff and management at the Fridsro Children's home in Sri Lanka. They also train a number of central workers in a variety of roles throughout the country. Their goal is to train and educate those who work with children to care for them in a loving and caring way, protecting them from abuse and neglect.
Facts About the Region: Sri Lanka, formerly called Ceylon, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located in Southern Asia, southeast of India. The climate includes tropical monsoons: the northeast monsoon (December to march), and the southwest monsoon (June to October). Of the twenty-two million people who live in Sri Lanka, 70% are Buddhists, 16% Hindu, 7% Islam and 7% Christians. The two languages spoken are Sinhala 74% and Tamil 18%. The thirty-year civil war ended in May 2009 leaving a large number of widows and abandoned children.