A Place to Call Home

“We could survive on biscuits when there was nothing else to eat,” said Mithuja’s grandmother. “CERI cared for us and never left our side. They kept us in a safe place until the flood receded and offered groceries and medicine. They built a shelter for us.”

Healing from the inside out

Cristina was born in Moldova, the youngest sibling of four older brothers. Her mother was addicted to alcohol and became increasingly violent and abusive as her drinking worsened. She brutally beat Cristina, while her father did nothing to protect her. Her father neglected Cristina and her brothers, staying away from home as much as possible to avoid the harsh reality that his family was suffering.

CERI National Director - Sri Lanka Answers Questions on Educating Girls in Developing Countries

Young girl in Sri Lanka
Anita Ramesh, CERI National Director - Sri Lanka, was interviewed by a U.S. college student about the struggle many young girls face toward getting an education. She offers insight as a highly educated professional woman in a country that places greater value on educating men.