About us

“The best kind of help to others, whenever possible, is indirect, and consists in such modifications of the conditions of life, of the general level of subsistence, as enables them independently to help themselves.”
JOHN DEWEY

Jaffna Social Action Center is a Sri Lankan non-governmental organisation providing services throughout the Jaffna Peninsula and the Northern Province with projects currently active in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Mullaitivu districts.

Founded in 2003, We are a special protection NGO that works with the most vulnerable members of society: former IDPs (returnees), women headed families and children in areas of poverty.

We implement projects that will reduce the impact of disaster and trauma, and promote durable development. In particular we are working on the protection of children and women.

Our Vision 

For communities to work together for a positive changes creating a future where rights are protected and socio-economic needs are met.

Our Mission 

To work in partnership with communities to enable them to take responsibility for their socio-economics needs, to understand and claim their rights, and to ensure the protection of women and children.

We believe practising is better than preaching

JSAC is working to achieve its mission and vision through six strategic goals.  We are facilitating:

The well-being of every individual as they rebuild and revitalise their communities.

Communities to have access to sustainable livelihoods and to take responsibility for their own socio-economic development.

Women to be equal participants in society, able to access their rights and protected from SGBV.

Children to be protected from violence and abuse,  and their rights upheld.

Communities to work cohesively to access their rights and participate in the local governance processes.

Communities to work cohesively to access their rights and participate in the local governance processes.

Communities to engage in the long-term process of conflict transformation, constructively addressing the root causes of conflict – such as inequality and social injustice

Communities to work cohesively to access their rights and participate in the local governance processes.

We Work In Six Broad And Interrelated Sectors

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