Sri Lanka has many disadvantaged and forgotten children particularly in the countryside and orphans either of the Tsunami or the recent conflict. The Sri Lankan Children Foundation has been created to gather money, resources and volunteers to improve the life chances of these children.
SLCF mainly focuses on relieving financial hardship, sickness, poor health and to advance the education of children in Sri Lanka, particularly but not exclusively for Orphans.
SLCF aims to provide Hope, Joy and Future for children by providing them opportunities to increase their life chances.
Poverty, war, sickness, and natural disasters can shatter and destroy a child’s future and confidence. Children should not become the victims of these factors. Each child should have a life. They should know the purpose of their life and SLCF helps each child to find their purpose of life.
SLCF supports over 1,000 children via 7 beneficiaries across Sri Lanka.We are providing support across all communities and ethnicity without any specific focus beyond need.
Our projects are mainly centred on safety, resources, education, developing skills and improving life opportunities in any way that will be helpful for children’s future. By increasing each of this child’s self-esteem and self-confidence we try to provide a valid meaning to their life.
Each project comes from the beneficiaries themselves so that it will be spent properly. In addition for each project we require:
SLCF might not be able to measure the direct economic contribution accurately but our website will provide detailed information on each project. All money raised will go directly to the project without any costs being charged for the administration or logistics, if at all possible.
Jacques de Cock
Jacques has over 25 years’ experience of consulting, technology and business management and is currently the CEO of BQu a business services company based in the UK and Sri Lanka which he founded as well as a partner of TORI, a technology consultancy to financial institutions and a non-executive director of the charity nacue, the national association of college and university entrepreneurs.
Jacques developed leading consulting capabilities and knowledge management capabilities as Vice President of Mercer Management Consulting, Principal of Booz|Allen|Hamilton in the UK, France and USA and as a founding Director of Spicer and Oppenheim Consultants. His focus in was mainly in Financial Services with an additional focus on Investment Banking and Capital Markets
He was also the CEO of Patsystems plc, a leading on-line trading software developer, where he took the company from a 6 man start-up, through a London Main Market flotation; growing it into a £200m market capitalized company in 3 years. Jacques was also a Director of ICL Financial Services in the UK and France. Over the last years Jacques has been involved with over 15 start-ups as founder, mentor or funder.
Jacques has an MA in Physics from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School and is married with three wonderful daughters.
Romila Dominique qualified management accountant currently working at GlaxosmithKline as a supply chain accounting process lead. Almost 12 years of experience in business environment. Personal values are supporting disadvantaged children for a better future with hope and happiness.
Rev. father Lloyd Shanthikumar
Rev. Fr. A. R. Lloyd Shanthikumar, a Catholic Priest for 36 years, currently serves as the Parish Priest of Thoppu Parish, Kochchikade, Sri Lanka, comprising of three churches: St. Philip Neri's Church, St. Anthony's Church, and St. John the Baptist Church.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Philiosophy and a Master's Degree in Theology, and has specialised in Religious Education, Training of Catholicism Teachers and Catechists. He had contributed to the writing of Teacher Guide or Teacher's Instructional Manual for Catholcism and
In addition to the Pastoral Ministry in the Parish, he is engaged as a Visiting Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology, Aquinas University College, Colombo - 08, Sri Lanka; and serves also as a Resource Person for Catholicism and Christian Civilisation at the Ministry of Education.