Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowl Program - February 24, 2019
Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowl Program
Sri Lanka continues to recover from a decades-long war and the devastating effects of recurrent natural disasters, including the 2004 tsunami. Catholic Relief Services' work in the country has focused on rebuilding after natural disasters and helping those displaced by war. The conflict left thousands of people with no food, home or way to rebuild their lives. CRS and its partners support returnees by strengthening agriculture livelihoods, training in employable skills, reducing sexual and gender-based violence, and obtaining civil documents.
Sajith Silva’s desire to bring hope to vulnerable people brought him to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) two years ago. He is the Program Coordinator for the Assistive Devices Project, which offers services for people disabled due to the civil war, and loves interacting with people and sharing their stories. He lives in Kelaniya, a city approximately 6 miles from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, with his wife, two children and in-laws.
Sajith Silva joined us in the Cathedral’s Atrium on Sunday, February 24 to share his experiences and helps us kick off the Archdiocese’s participation in Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowl program. Click here for more information about Sajith or to make a contribution. Here's a video link from Sajith thanking everyone for their support.