¡Vanakkam! I'm Pavishna

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I'm a 12 year-old girl and I live with my mother and father in Sri Lanka.

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My birthday is the 5th May.

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I love drawing, clapping hands to rhythm, dancing and group games.

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I am in year 6 at school and my favourite subject are Art, Language, Maths, Music, Reading, Rhymes / Poetry and Social Studies.

My Family

My Project

My Country

My Family

In my family, the adults work as a Other and Factory Worker.

I have 1 brother and 2 sisters living with the family.

My Project

Church Partner:

Closest Major City:


Most Commonly Spoken Language:

No. of Residents:

Most Common Occupation:

Typical House Construction:

  • Roof: Tin/Corrugated Iron, 
  • Wall: Mud/Earth/Clay/Adobe, 
  • Floor: Cement

Regional Diet:

  • Bread, 
  • Rice and roti

Pavishna's My Country


Sri Lanka

Capital City:



22.5 million

Life expectancy:

male 73.7 years, female 80.8 years

Population with improved drinking water:

urban 98.5%, rural 95%

Infant mortality rate:

8.2 deaths/1,000 live births

Percentage of children under the age of 5 underweight:


Literacy Rate:

male 93%, female 91%


Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)

Percentage living on less than $1.90 a day:


A little bit of history

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