AYA proudly supports a family in Sri Lanka with the help of Mukti Australia and their Sri Lankan partners Wings of Hope.
Wings of Hope offer programmes that promote a sense of personal worth and potential amongst women and children in Colombo’s slum communities and Hattons’s tea plantations.
Their programmes seek to strengthen families and communities through education, health and nutrition, skills and vocational training, income generation and self-help groups, and awareness workshops.
Wings of Hope was established in 2013 by Rebecca Alexander. She herself is the daughter of tea plantation workers, and as a child she was sponsored under a similar programme. With the opportunities provided to her through sponsorship she excelled at school, trained as an English teacher and eventually took up a position in an NGO teaching English to marginalised children in slum communities. Then in 2013 she started Wings of Hope, having experienced first-hand in her own life what a difference sponsorship and support can make in the life of a child and their family.