It has been a difficult journey but, at every point of the struggle, the Centre has been helped by local and international experts in their fields. The support and generosity of donors has been incredible. The list of people and organizations to which the Rainbow Centre owes thanks is enormous. Without all of this marvelous support the Centre would not have been able to continue. The Rainbow Centre offers its heartfelt thanks to all of its supporters. Your help has meant the world to the children at the Rainbow Centre. It has changed their lives.
Kumara as a baby in 2006, Kumara as a student at mainstream school now
The Rainbow Centre began in December 2005 when Aruni Cooray and Alison Nagle, who had been working with the victims of the tsunami, realized that there were children living in the local town who had no access to tsunami aid, no identity, and no hope for the future. These children slept on the street or sheltered in tin-roof huts without water and electricity and depended on begging to survive.