Established in 1997, Shining Life Children's Trust is working to improve the lives of children disadvantaged by poverty in Sri Lanka. Their focus is on the family, and they aim to build a sustainable and brighter future for children by working through the communities in which they live.
Shining Life Children's Trust is an international, non-profit, apolitical and secular funding organisation that works in partnership with small local non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations involved with child-centred activities. Shining Life Children’s Trust is committed to encouraging self-help, self-reliance and empowerment, believing that real and sustainable development is a process in which people change their own lives by their own efforts. Shining Life Children Trust's geographical scope is limited to Sri Lanka alone.
Specifically their objectives are:
To work with local communities to help children disadvantaged by war and poverty
To provide support to children in a family-centred environment
To work constructively and collaboratively with persons of all cultures, ethnicities, races and religions
To ensure work undertaken facilitates sustainable development
To work in partnership with local organisations
To support small, unique and new projects
To support and develop projects that build upon the strengths of Shining Life Children's Trust
To promote understanding and knowledge of Sri Lanka amongst supporters in the UK
Shining Life Children's Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission
and a company limited by guarantee registered with Companies House
Shining Life has policies covering the following:
Equality and diversity