This well-established organisation runs various projects to help Muslim and Tamil communities escape the cycle of violence in eastern Sri Lanka. By working to provide better lives for young people from both communities, they create hope for a peaceful future. Batticaloa Befrienders has been working for 16 years to enhance peaceful relations between Muslim and Tamil communities in Batticaloa District, mainly through education and youth activities. They believe that developing the unique talents of each individual helps them overcome the trauma of their experiences and so builds harmonious relations with other groups. In their experience, the inner development of individuals helps lay the foundation for a stable and tolerant community.
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