Sri Lanka is well-known in Germany above all as a holiday paradise with long white sandy beaches und smiling people.

At the beginning of the 1980s the founders of the organisation travelled to Sri Lanka to adopt children. At this time, behind the facade of the holiday paradise, it was already evident that large parts of the population suffered great poverty, which had increased during the decades of civil war. The main sufferers were, and still are, the children. In face of this emergency, the decision was made to help the children in need, to give them a home in their own country.

In 1994 the organisation CHANCE was founded. It is recognized by the tax office as a non-profit organisation. The name CHANCE stands for the whole spectrum of our tasks and responsibilities and is a symbol of our continuing efforts and commitment.

C = Care
H = Hope
A = Asylum
N = Need
C = Confidence
E = Education

Our declared aim is to help children in need children without parents or social orphans - to give them a home and to provide them with the necessary daily care. We also ensure that they receive a good school education and a professional training to enable them to earn their own living and to take care of themselves later as adults.

All the members of the board work on a voluntary basis without pay. We carry all the administrative costs which arise here in Germany as well as the necessary flights to Sri Lanka ourselves. We therefore guarantee that all donations reach the children in need

There are so many children who have to grow up under appalling conditions due to war, social crises and abuse. We help in Sri Lanka in order to give the affected children above all girls a basis for an independent live in their own country. Please support us with your donation which we guarantee will go directly to the children. Please help!

The Norwegian Partnership

While carrying out these tasks we have received a great amount of support from the Norwegian organisation Mary's Friends, which has already sponsored social projects for more than 30 years. We are also able to use their existing infrastructures.

This is above all a control and supervisory office, which is conducted by a German woman, who has been living in Sri Lanka for many years. She is our contact person as well. She speaks the national language, she knows the Sri Lankan people, their mentality and culture and she gives us advice concerning our conduct and procedures

Projects supported by CHANCE

  1. Children's Corner Orphanage, Ambalangoda

    is a children's home located on a cinnamon plantation, which was built by CHANCE in cooperation with the Norwegian Organisation Mary's Friends and has been run by both organisations since its founding in 2004. This means: CHANCE and Mary's Friends pay all the costs for the 25 girls from the age of 4 to 20, for the staff and for the upkeep of the buildings. The younger girls visit the primary school located near the orphanage, the older girls go to the secondary school in Ambalangoda. In the afternoon the girls receive additional lessons in English, Mathematics, Sinhala and Music to provide them with the best possible education.

  2. Mount Madonna Girls' Home, Wahacote

    is a home for girls from the age of 5 to 20, who are cared for by catholic nuns. It is our responsibility to find each girl a sponsor making to ensure that the costs of living and education are covered. With our donations CHANCE finances necessary additional lessons and general needs such as the building of a fountain, the renovation of the toilets and showers or buying a computer system.

  3. Seth Sevana, Career Development Centre, Bolawalana

    is a home for young girls from our children's homes, who live there for one year to prepare them for their professional and independent lives after leaving school. Together, CHANCE and Mary's Friends finance the living costs and professional training as well as the teachers' salaries. The girls become proficient in the English language, in computer skills, in housekeeping and handicrafts, in health care, gardening etc.


We are happy about each new member in our organisation. The annual membership fee is 50,00 Euro


You have the opportunity of becoming a sponsor for one girl in one of our children's homes. Membership in our organisation is conditional in order to become a sponsor. The cost for one child is 25,00 Euro monthly. With this money the costs of living and medical supplies, of education and additional lessons, of the school uniforms and sportswear are covered.


Our projects are financed purely by membership fees, the money from our sponsors and the small and big donations from individuals, families, schools, companies and public organizations. There are a lot of possibilities to collect donations through birthday parties, school and firm events etc.

Our donation account is:
Sparkasse Darmstadt
IBAN   :     DE26 5085 0150 0129 0957 17
BIC      :     HELADEF1DAS


CHANCE is recognized as a non-profit organisation by the tax office in Darmstadt under the tax number 0725052944 and is periodically controlled by the tax office.

Contact: chairwoman / vice chairwoman and treasurer / secretary