The Mosaic Institute

Sri Lanka


Shortly after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009, the Mosaic Institute brought together young Canadians of Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim Sri Lankan descent to engage in a constructive conversation regarding several post-war issues in Sri Lanka. Drawing on the shared values of participants, the dialogue series aimed to increase the levels of trsut betwen these communitiesthat have been historically divided. At the end of the dialogue series, a group of participants committed to advance their vision for a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka by building water wells for families who are directly affected by the war. This group, known as "Build Change," worked with the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation to raise $25,000 to support the Rotary Club of Colombo South and the UN Habitat agency to build residential water wells.

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