The National Council for Childcare

The National Council for Childcare was founded in 1945 under the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress. We care orphans and children who have been removed from their families due to harassment, abused or abundant. The National Council for Childcare operates 17 child development center’s registered under the Childcare and Probation Department of Sri Lanka including a Centre / school which cares for children with disabilities (registered under the Divisional Secretariat of Mahawewa, Sri Lanka). We also operate a Vocational Training Centre in Panadura for those over 18, and is provided free of charge.

Our child development center’s provide loving care around the clock, every day of the year for children who need care, protection, love, warmth, education and company. We provide a safe haven from the cruel streets – a place to grow and be a part of a family. We have cared for over 10,000 children who are now being contributing citizens to the society both locally and abroad. We teach the children at our center’s to grow up with the right values, aspirations, actions, speech and mindfulness to ensure a good foundation for them before they depart. Currently we have past children working in both the private, government sectors and doing their own business.

.We aim our children to develop into good citizens with physical, cultural, social skills, discipline, patience, boost self-esteem, self-confidence and to increase enjoyment and fun. All our children are fed, clothed, immunized and educated over the years with the generous individuals and organizations.

All Ceylon Buddhist Congress National Council of Childcare and management committees with the assistance of our generous donors of the centers pay staff salaries, water bills, electricity bills, telephone bills, building maintenances. to keep the centers functioning.

Hon Chairman
Nilika Senanayake
Tel: 0773171777

Hon Vice Chairman

Dr. Hasantha Thambawita

Hon Secretary

Mrs. Nadeera Madugalle

Hon Treasurer

Dr. Mrs. Vijayanthi Jayarathne

Child Development Centers managed by National Council for Childcare (Children’s Homes)

Senior Citizens Homes

National Council for Social Service
The main task of this council is the looking-after of the senior citizens. Objectives of this council are to safeguard their mental, social and spiritual upkeep, creation of an environment within these homes that is required to spend their balance life with dignity, freely and happily and also to look-after them politely and decently. National Social Services Council also provides active contribution in social services as well.

Although considering the population and the life span of senior citizens, males have a lifespan of seventy four and for females it is seventy seven, it could be enlighten that the average life span of senior citizens’ homes administered by the National Social Services Council of the All Ceylon Buddhist Council has exceeded this age limit.

Senior citizens’ homes these homes are maintained as two categories, such as fee levying and non-fee levying homes.

The procedure of admitting resident in to the non-fee levying senior citizens’ homes:
The certificate from the grama niladhari of the area, with the proper approval of the divisional secretary, indicating that the person who is expected to be admitted does not possess any permanent income and does not have any person to look-after him, should be submitted. Once recommendations are received, admission will be done to get admitted to a suitable home.

Contributions for non-fee levying senior citizens’ homes:

Any person or an organization that wishes on donating food or any other contribution, can maintain contacts with any non-fee levying senior citizens’ home. Contributions towards this could be done on annual or monthly basis.

Senior Citizens’ Homes for laymen which are maintained by National Social Services Council of the All Ceylon Buddhist Council,:

Vocational Training Centers

Vocational Training Centers (for skilled Youngers) manage by The National Council for Educational of All Ceylon Buddhist Congress

Demographers name the 21st century as the Century of Seniors. They are of the view that, the increase of the life span due to the expansion of the health services and the gradual decrease of the birth rate as causes for this rapid increase of the adult population.

There are number of challenges that caretakers have to face due to this increase of the adult population. We must get prepared to face these challenges. According to the census and statistics, by 2012, out of the total population, 20% are of the population of more than 65 years.

We generally consider those who are above 60 years as senior citizens. But, it is those adults who are above 70 year persons that we admit in to our homes.

Senior citizens are divided in to three categories, based on the age.
1. 60 – 69 Young senior citizens
2. 70 – 79 old senior citizens
3. More than 80 older senior citizens

However, our intention is to build up a physical, mental, social and spiritual environment within our homes that is conducive for spending the old age life for persons of any category. We are continuously dedicated willingly towards this objective.

We, as a Buddhist charity organization, providing the priority for the timely requirements, through coordinating the officers, members of the management committee and advisors of the center towards further developing the background required for them to live comfortably and serenely within a religious environment.

We are engaged in more practical approaches related to various activities pertaining to occupants, such as directing them for modern medical treatments, maintaining sick rooms, conducting religious programs for their mental wellbeing, organizing pilgrimages, providing facilities for religious a activities, encouraging mental developments, providing food, medicine etc. and listening carefully to them and taking action on their needs.

We are conducting activities of these homes in accordance with the S5 concept, and also implement accounting and administrative functions in a proper manner. Implementation of plans is being done on short term, medium term and long term basis.

We are continuously dedicated to provide our services in utilizing resources in a maximum manner, productively and in a transparent way.