Who we are

Light a Future was born with the aim of securing the futures of Sri Lankan children in face of a looming economic crisis that has left mothers and fathers facing severe financial struggles in supporting their children’s education.

The initiative and its founding partners Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement and Atlas, work with the long-term vision of continuously uplifting the education accessibility in the country to ensure no child is left behind and have thus far collectively supported over 1.2 million children at a grassroot level.

Its flagship project, Light a Future currently aims to empower 100,000 vulnerable children, helping them stay in school by providing them essential learning tools and will continue to identify and provide hope to those in need via its collective and extensive reach across the island.

Help Light a Future by pledging your support to its current project focused on providing urgent relief to 100,000 children to ensure no child is left behind.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Light a Future

What is Light a Future?

Light a Future is a project that aims to help children in Sri Lanka continue their education amidst a severe economic and humanitarian crisis. It is spearheaded by the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement alongside Atlas, with the goal of helping 100,000 children from the most vulnerable families in Sri Lanka to stay in school by providing them with essential learning materials for the school year.

Who is behind this project?

Guided by the shared philosophy of alleviating poverty while championing education and learning in Sri Lanka, the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement together with Atlas are the main driving forces of the Light a Future project.

What is the aim of the project?

Research shows that nearly half of all Sri Lankan families are struggling to support their children’s education due to the crumbling economy and many are beginning to drop out. Light a Future wants to empower 100,000 children by providing them with the essential learning tools they need for an entire school year and help them remain in school.

What is Light a Future’s goal in Sri Lanka?

Light a Future has a long-term goal of continuously improving the accessibility to education in the country and ensuring no child is left behind by helping alleviate them from poverty.

How will Light a Future help kids stay in school?

With every donation received, Light a Future will purchase the necessary school supplies for the year 2023. These supplies will be packaged based on the requirement of each grade category, namely Pre-School, Primary and Secondary and distributed to the children most in need.


What is the minimum donation value?

The minimum donation required to secure the future of one child is $15 but you have the option of choosing to donate to help multiple children.

How secure is the payment gateway?

Our payment gateway uses SSL security to ensure the data you supply with every transaction is totally encrypted and secure.

Can I donate in any currency?

Currently, we recommend donations be in USD. This way it will be eligible for tax deductions.

How can I pay?

We accept PayPal and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex etc.)

How will donations reach the children most in need?

The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is one of the oldest humanitarian organizations in Sri Lanka and has a dependable network across the island that will be used to identify the most vulnerable children.

How do I share this initiative with my community?

By signing in, you can enter the emails of everyone you want to share this project with. You’ll also be able to track the collective donation made by the people you shared it to, after they have made their contributions. Click here to learn more.

How much of my donation will go toward the cause?

100% of your donations will be used for the end-to-end process of ensuring important learning tools are provided to the most vulnerable children.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, donations can be eligible for tax deduction when made in USD.

Who do I contact for any questions or issues with my donation?

You can always reach us via email. Send a message to [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible.

How is Light a Future accountable for its work?

Light a Future’s entire operation will be audited strictly, with a promise of maintaining full transparency and making all records accessible to the public.

Getting involved

How do I volunteer my time for this project?

We’re always looking for more people that share our dream. If you’re interested in helping us achieve it, you can send an email to [email protected] with “I Would Like to Volunteer” as the email subject.

How does my organization partner with Light a Future?

Organisations are always welcome to join our cause. You can find out more on our website, even donate directly via your organization or simply reach out to our relationship manager via [email protected].

Where do I get information as a member of the press?

We would be glad to answer any questions you might have. Do email us at [email protected] or find our contact info at the bottom of this page.