Hambantota district is located on the
southern coast of Sri Lanka, in the Southern Province. The district capital is
Hambantota town; the administrative headquarters are located there as well as
the centre of salt production.
The children's resource centre is a place committed to shelter the children
safely and caringly. The Children's Resource Centre was inaugurated in the year
2005, in the township of Hambantota to care for children displaced due to
environmental or natural hazards, social injustices and lack of means. This
centre not only cared for destitute children but took the responsibility of
providing them with a proper education and a sound cultural upbringing.
The major reason for starting this centre was the 2004 Asian tsunami which left
hundreds of children destitute around the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Thus the
charitable act so started became a focal point in social development in the
area. The children's centers become not only an oasis for needy children but
centers for uplifting social, cultural and educational levels of the people of
the area, spreading roots among the society and forming community leaders
respected by the local communities.