Come and see us in Sri Lanka

Thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers the Somawathi Home is a fact.

map stichting weeshuis sri lankaOur local staff manages and operates the children’s Home. Daily the children attend school and follow a set routine. Everything runs like clockwork. You’re more than welcome to come and see us. And in case you like to organise a sports or games event, you’ll be highly appreciated.

The management in Sri Lanka is fully occupied with the day to day affairs and care for our children. That means, unfortunately, that they no longer have the opportunity to actively assist volunteers or to coordinate internships and thesis projects. But none the less, you are welcome to visit the Somawathi Home. Organizing a fun event in consultation with local management is highly appreciated. And you may like to offer a certain expertise. That is also a possibility, but always in good consultation beforehand.

It is important to realize that most of the staff and children hardly speak any English. The management speaks English and the children do their utmost to learn English.

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The following rules and procedures are required and to the interest of the children which we kindly ask you to respect and follow. Als u het Somawathi Home komt bezoeken, dan zal het management u vragen om de huisregels door te lezen en na te leven.

  • Female visitors should wear knee long shorts and t-shirts with a small sleeve but without a cleavage. Transparent clothing is helpen-als-bedrijf-eten-kledingexperienced as offensive.
  • Every day you‘re welcome, except on Sunday ( on this day children visit the temple).
  • Volunteers offering expertise or like to organise a fun event, cannot stay overnight at the Somawathi Home. Hotel accommodation has to be booked privately and at own expenses.
  • To offer lunches for almsgiving or an activity please contact: Somawathi Home: +94 91 49 21 687 or +94 91 22 82 478. Or contact us Upon arrival you can sign up in the office at the main entrance upon presentation of an identity card. Your visit is then registered.
  • If you like to bring gifts or candies, please hand them over to the staff member in charge. Staff will ensure that your gifts are given at an appropriate time to the children, when a child has earned something. We want to avoid raising children who eagerly look forward to visitor’s gifts.
    Moreover we prefer to receive a financial contribution to buy necessities. With a donation of Rs. 1000 (approx. € 6.0-) for example we can offer the children one week of music classes! Or for example you can also donate a meal to the children.Like to know more?
  •  Send an email with your question to
  • Contact details of the Somawathi Home in Sri Lanka:
    Management: +94 77 7845971 or +94 91 4921687

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Somawathi Niwasa – Holland House of Hope
Sri Udayamitta Nahimi Mawatha
Idankissa Road,Harumalgoda
Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka
Management: +94 77 7845971 or +94 91 4921687
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The Somawathi Holland House of Hope is approximately 12 km southeast of the city Galle. At the Habaraduwa crossing near the clock tower you cross the railroads and continue inland. After 2 kilometers at y-intersection keep left. After 1 kilometer turn right, direction Somawathi Nivasa.
Phone number Management: +94 77 7845971 or +94 91 4921687
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Somawathi Saparamadu Trust
No. 129 Dutugemenu Street
Dehiwala – Sri Lanka
Registration number: 87358
Somawathi Home – Holland House of Hope
Registration number: FL-109304
Voluntary Social Services/Non-Governmental Organisation[/expand]

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