Building Hope

Changing Lives

 COVID, Flooding and Shipwreck 

We Need 
for Sri Lanka

As you may be aware, because of the new Delta variant, Sri Lanka has been in another series of national and local lockdowns.

For most families
if you don't work
you don't eat.

We're teaming up with The Paalam Project to deliver food bundles to individuals and families who will otherwise go without.


You may have seen this on the news...  The ship that was on fire and eventually sank off the coast of Sri Lanka contaminated the sea with oil and chemical pellets - hugely affecting the large fishing communities along this coast. 

Many of the families in our Wattala community have been directly impacted.

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Flooding too

When it rains,
it pours...

Flooding in the Wattala area is also proving disastrous for several families in our community!  Honestly, it's a bit much.

Any financial help you can give will be GENUINELY APPRECIATED!

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Our Teams

have been working with Government agencies to distribute food and PPE essentials. 

Each food pack contains rice, dahl, green gram, red rice flour, sugar, powdered milk, dry fish and samaposha to help sustain families through this time of great hardship.

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feeds a family
for a week.

100% of funds received will go to food packs for those in need.


Who We Are

The Dust Project is a not-for-profit organization working in Sri Lanka to support children, strengthen local commerce, and provide foundational security for families to thrive in their communities.  


Through our Child Sponsorship program, and funding construction work as well as entrepreneurial and educational projects, our mission is to simply help where it’s most needed — building something that will last, empowering people to flourish.


What we Care About




Food, support, clothing and healthcare.  Help make a difference at the beginning of a child's life, and they will reap the benefits for the rest of it.


Child Sponsorship

The school provides us with food when we don't have enough to eat.  If we are sick the school pays for us to see a doctor. Thanks to my sponsor I am hopeful about my future.

Dhanushika, age 16 


'You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.'

John Bunyan

You send £20,

Through our unique sponsorship program, you can choose to support a child in several ways— a local child’s schooling costs, a child’s living cost in our hostel (orphanage), or both.  You can mix and match as your heart leads or as giving allows.

I receive £20.

You can also rest assured that 100% of your monthly donation goes to the support of your sponsored child. All necessary administration costs (including living salaries for those in Sri Lanka who are actually caring for the children) are covered from other funds. 


Building Homes, Wells & Toilets

Out of Dust

Provide vulnerable people with the materials they need to improve their own lives.

Join us in constructing houses, wells, toilet blocks, community centres and schools—  building up communities to hope and thrive.


Join a Volunteer Trip

Experience for yourself the thrill, satisfaction, impact and reward of working with your own hands on the very project you’ve helped fund — whilst getting to know the families it will impact, joining in the local community, and seeing how the Dust Project works from the inside.


'Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.'

William James

  • Volunteer Build Trip, September 2022
    Time is TBD
    Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Time is TBD
    Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    We'll have to see what happens with upcoming world events... but seeing as we didn't get to take a trip to Sri Lanka last year OR this year, we're more pumped than ever to get a team out! Want to join us?!