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18+ We are still here with you

Children growing up in care institutions in Sri Lanka are compelled by the country's law to leave their care homes by age 18. There are currently over 14,000 children in over 400 child care institutions in the country. But what happens to these youth once they leave care?? Where do they go? What do they do? Are they safe? Who's there to guide or support them? Unfortunately, there is no proper mechanism in the country to support this vulnerable group of youth who become invisible once they leave the care system. SOS Children's Villages Sri Lanka calls all stakeholders, both State and non-State, to join hands to build support systems for youth leaving care, and ensure that this generation of young people are seen, heard and treated as equal citizens with equal rights.

Our Story

The Generation Never Give Up (GNG), is the very first care leavers association in Asia, founded in 2017 with the support of SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. On 16 September 2017, the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers was launched, with the participation of 37 care leavers. GNG is a peer support network intended to provide advocacy and support for youth facing new vulnerabilities as a result of leaving the relative security of alternative care. This short video provides an brief introduction to the vision and mission of the network.


Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children. This document is the children’s version.

The Impact study of the COVID-19 outbreak and long-term consequences on children and youth in various Alternative Care

The Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 will be felt hardest by the most vulnerable children of Sri Lanka. The measure imposed will risk plunging them further into hardship and potentially bringing millions of children into poverty.

The Impact Study of the COVID – 19 Outbreak and Long-term Consequences on Care Leavers

The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 affects the most vulnerable people, like care leavers in Sri Lanka. The impact survey of the COVID–19 outbreak focused on its impact and long-term consequences on care leavers, especially care leavers from residential care

Declaration on Responding to the Transitional needs of care leavers amidst COVID 19 & beyond!

Over 100 young people with care experience from about 25 countries came together in a webinar under the guidance of the Organizing Committee of the 1st International Care Leavers Convention.

Deinstitutionalization of Alternative Care: Promoting the child’s right to a safe family

The heart of a society can be found in its children. While 22.2% of children in Sri Lanka are living without one or both of their parents. Every child has needs as unique as themselves. For that reason, a system able to provide for those needs, within the framework of a family, is the best way to help that child develop and reach their full potential. This outline of alternative care, both conceptually and in the Sri Lankan context, provides insight into both the current system and what efforts are yielding results

Contact Us

The Secretariat
Generation Never Give Up Network
SOS Children’s Village
PO. Box 05
Sri Lanka