Bridge Of Love Trust
Who we are
Bridge of Love is a non-profit organisation and a registered UK Charity. Rev G I Ebenezer is our Chairman.
The Trust was started for the purpose of protecting and supporting those who are oppressed, especially widows and orphans. Bridge of Love confines itself to community development in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka and the tribal areas in Tamil Nadu, South India.
Over the past seventeen years we have been financially supporting registered local organisations and Churches who work among the oppressed, broken & abandoned, poor & needy, widows, orphans/ semi orphans, child labour victims and war victims in Sri Lanka and India.
Over the past thirteen years we sent more than £600,000 for our projects (incl. around £30,000 Tsunami relief and more than £55,000 war relief). Bridge of love has trained more than 77 poor widows and donated sewing machines worth more than Rs 1,600,000 since December 2005.
We provide financial assistance to poor/ war widows in Puthukudiyirrupu, Kilinochchi, Batticaloa, Mannar, Dehiwela and Pitakotte. We also financially support orphanages in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Kotagala and Badulla.
- Due to the closest local government school being situated 4 Km away, most kids in two remote villages in Puthukkuthiyirrupu had to walk to school and they only go to school 2 or 3 days a week. Some didn’t go to school at all due to lack of transport. Transportation using a Three wheeler (3 to 4 trips in the morning and afternoon - each trip can take 8 to 10 kids) was initiated and organised by the Hope Centre and Bridge of Love to financially support this worthwhile project.
- We run an Evening Study programme for the Slum children in Pittakodde, Colombo. We are renting a hall to conduct educational and religious activities for these people who live in a slum area where there is neither electricity nor educational care available.
- Tuition for Untouchables: Dalit, also called Outcaste, is a self-designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as Untouchables. While the discrimination based on caste system (not the caste system itself) has been abolished under the Indian constitution, there is still discrimination and prejudice against Dalits. Jayakumar, a social worker, and his wife have been providing free evening tuition for the poor outcaste children in Trichy, South India for more than seven years and we provide regaular financial assistance.
- We annually provide study material as Christmas presents for more than 800 - 1000 poor children in Batticaloa, Valaichchennai, Puthukudiyirrupu, Mullaitheevu Pitakotte and Trichy.
Reaching the Unreached and Touching the Untouched !
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world- James 1:27
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work - Mother Teresa
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible - Francis of Assisi
Learn to do right. See that justice is done — help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows. Isaiah 1:17
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words - Francis of Assisi