Following the Tsunami Disaster on Boxing Day nearly 94 children and three members of staff lost their lives from a Children’s Home called Senthalir in Mullaittivu, an economically deprived fishing town. Thankfully a number of children were away from the beach at church on Boxing Day morning. The surviving children from the neighbouring Homes have been staying with relatives or in temporary accommodation.
A few acres of land were procured in Vallipunam in the Udayar Kaddu district in the North-Eastern region of Sri Lanka. The goal was to build 14 Homes for 350 children. One of these homes, LifeCycle House, had an opening ceremony in November 2005. The home is over 1,700 square feet and consists of 5 rooms, 3 of which are bedrooms. The house began to home 21 children but the high demand meant 36 children currently live in LifeCycle House two years on. They have 9 staff, however, not all are exclusive to LifeCycle House.