A world in which every child is empowered to realise their full potential.
We want kids around the world to dream big; To spread their wings and break free of the boundaries that previously stopped them from being their best.
Let Kids Fly’s mission is to provide targeted, meaningful and sustainable assistance to disadvantaged children around the world. We aim to provide a solution to the structural barriers that many communities face in gaining access to education and utilising that education in a meaningful and productive way. These solutions include direct financial and non-financial assistance, supporting existing systems of education and training, and the development of new programs to complement those existing systems including mentoring and coaching programs.
These aims serve a simple purpose; We want to provide children around the world with access to opportunities that they previously did not know about or did not think was within their reach. We want to broaden their horizons and encourage them to pursue their true passions. In doing so we hope to break the cycles of poverty and disadvantage that have previously spread across generations, and work to bridge the access gap for everyone, regardless of their background.
We want to take a holistic approach for how we plan to help realise our vision. Our plan is to treat both the body and the mind through a series of projects and programs as we identify the kids we can help through our work.
Body : Health and Wellbeing of children (Phase 1)
We are currently in Phase 1 of our program, where we have identified a school in a remote village in Sri Lanka with 40 children with little to no support from any institutions. Most of the kids in this school unfortunatley cannot afford breakfast before they attend school in the morning. Our initial project is to provide a healthy body for the kids through a regular meal program together with basic school supplies. This initial project is proving to be a great way to better understand the needs of these children and improve how we provide the right type of help at the right time. The plan is to replicate the model across additional schools based on availability of funding and resources.
Mind : Help envision a better future (Phase 2)
Phase 2 is focused on the mind. We plan to address this through a number of projects and activities.
- Coaching and mentoring
- Connectivity and computing
- Education and industry opportunities
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How can you help
If you are also passionate about this mission, join us by either volunteering with some of our projects or by making a donation towards our projects. 100% of the donations are invested in supporting the projects.
How are your projects funded?
At present, we fund the projects through two funding sources:
- Proceeds from the book Motivating Mavericks - The secret to high performing teams by Vajira Weerasekera are dedicated to supporting both the Let Kids Fly mission (50%) and the Shanthi Foundation (50%)
- Donations from our supporters. 100% of all donations made through the site go towards our mission and portfolio of projects,with all administrative costs covered personally by the co-founders.
How can I get involved?
We are always looking for people to either become ambassadors of our mission or join as volunteers to support our projects. Please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also make either a one-off donation or a recurring donation through our website.