Indian Ocean Disaster Relief is a UK based charity which exists to provide funding for its charitable initiatives in the Indian Ocean region. The charity was originally established in response to the Tsunami in December 2004, when it provided emergency relief to the millions of people left devastated by the disaster, and again raised funds for relief in aid of the Asia earthquake in 2005.
Since then, IODR has expanded its work in the region to build long term managed projects for the most needy and vulnerable children, including schools and community, welfare and education centres.
We believe that every child deserves to fulfil their ambitions and desires. IODR is helping them along the process.
We observe the following values in everything we do:
1. Integrity and Honesty
2. Transparency and Accountability
3. Community Capacity with Best Practice
4. Equality and Respect
5. Universal Humanity
6. Environmental Consideration
7. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
8. Responsible Development
Our main aims are to support children and communities by providing education and basic medical care. We have built the Weligama Community, Welfare and Education Centre solely for this purpose and will continue to build, not only by erecting, maintaining and running such centres but helping our children to build sustainable lives for themselves and their families. Our volunteers help us to inspire the children we work with and make them want to improve their lives and their future.