Supporting children and families in Sri Lanka

World Vision Lanka’s Nuwara Eliya Area Development Program (ADP) in Sri Lanka conducted a two-day MenCare family retreat program in May 2016. Participants included young fathers and mothers from vulnerable families who reported having conflict, in part due to alcohol abuse.

By the end of the MenCare family retreat program, many men realized that excessive alcohol consumption and other harmful practices had brought negative consequences for their families. These fathers pledged to spend more time caring for their families and supporting their wives and children at home.

Children of the MenCare family retreat participants took part in a separate program with games and activities designed for the youngest participants.

Below, the Nuwara Eliya ADP shares two photos from the family retreat program.

Sri Lanka retreat
Sri Lanka retreat card