Dutch-Lanka Friendship Foundation (DLFF)
Established in the Netherlands in 2005 and registered in Sri Lanka in 2007, Dutch-Lanka Friendship Foundation (DLFF) is a non-profit organization focusing on upliftment of poor and marginalized families with a disabled family member through various care, education and income generating activities.
Besides uplifting our beneficiaries DLFF has engaged in social interventions and advocacy in many levels by conducting workshops and training programs.
Providing shelter, education, care and development opportunities for the people of Sri Lanka.
The aim of the Dutch-Lanka Friendship Foundation is to realize an inclusive society for people with disabilities. In a broader sense, our involvement is reflected in carrying out our work with respect for everyone’s beliefs and origins and in a good relationship with local authorities and the local population.
We dream of a society where everyone is equal and where everyone’s talent counts.
Our vision is to create a safe and involved community for people with disabilities in Sri Lanka. A community where our target groups feel safe to develop their talents and be allowed to be who they are.
Disabled Friendly Society
DLFF’s projects are developed to exclude families with a disabled family member from social and financial isolation.
We set our aim according the directions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Sustainable Development Goals, both under supervision of the United Nations.
Sri Lanka has signed both documents.
Our holistic approach in care, education and labor participation on one side and inclusion programs on the other hand, creates a Disabled Friendly Society.
Learn more about our projects to reach our ultimate goal “Disabled Friendly Society”: (links to:)
Labor Participation project
Learn more about UN/CRPD https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html
Our special attention is paid to Article 7: Children with disabilities, Article 8: Raising awareness, Article 19: living independently and being part of society, Article 24: Education, and Article 27: Employment.
Learn more about UN/SDG: https://sdgs.un.org
Our special attention is paid to the goals: 1 No Poverty, 2 Zero Hunger, 3 Quality Education, 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth, 10 Reduced Inequalities, 17 Partnerships for the Goals.
Our major funding partners are
1. Friendship Foundation, our sister organization in the Netherlands. https://www.friendshipfoundation.nl
2. Wilde Ganzen Foundation supports social organizations in the South and their Dutch fundraising partners. https://www.wildeganzen.nl
3. More and more people and companies in Sri Lanka support our work.
Our cooperation partners in Sri Lanka are
1. General Hospital Ampara (for the Bird’s Nest Safe House and Rehabilitation Center projects)
2. Board of Sarana Children’s Home Uhana
3. Board of Sarana Elders’ Home Ampara
Photo of the team
Names and positions
Do you or a family member have a disability and are you interested in participating as a beneficiary in our projects and do you live in Ampara Division or Uhana Division, then you can call us to schedule an intake interview.
Project Manager Education:
Project Manager ISED: