Rights of the child: Thayalen.

Meet 13-year-old Thayalen from Sri Lanka. Thayalen, who was orphaned at the age of 6, currently lives under the care of his grandmother. His family circumstance often meant that he was unable to go to school.

The social service workforce in Sri Lanka soon became aware of Thayalen’s situation and began to support him in returning to education. The help of these civil servants had such a positive impact on Thaylen’s development. He now thoroughly enjoys attending school, where his passion for mathematics and cricket grows. He aspires to one day represent his home country!

Reelmedia worked alongside UNICEF Sri Lanka to create this film, highlighting UNICEF‘s work in supporting the social services in Sri Lanka who continue to positively impact the lives of children like Thayalen, ensuring that every child has the right to quality care and protection!

You can delve deeper into the production of our film here.