In 2005, the Alai Ozai Community Center was rebuilt in Navalady, Sri Lanka with funding from San Felipe Humanitarian Alliance. This project and location was selected because the need was brought to our attention in 2002.
The original community center, built in 2003, was destroyed in the 2004 tsunami. Today approximately 75 children are attending the programs at the center, as well as most mothers who are participating in classes designed for them.
Our center and the Butterfly Gardens, which is a garden of reconciliation and healing for war affected and traumatized children, serve as havens for the people in the surrounding areas and provide a sense of normalcy for the children.