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Emerge Global

Emerge Global is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States, while Emerge Lanka Foundation is an established charitable organization in Sri Lanka. The two are closely related: Emerge Global serves as the main overseeing and visioning body, laying the foundation of its work abroad and supporting fundraising and sales for all Emerge programs. 


Emerge Global (EG) was founded by MIT Graduate, Alia Whitney-Johnson in 2005. Emerge Global began as a pilot project for 3 years with the singular mission of empowering girls who have survived sexual abuse to rediscover a sense of hope and purpose, build a strong community, and fulfil their own visions of the future.

Emerge Lanka Foundation (ELF), was established as a registered charitable organization in July 2009 as the implementing partner of Emerge in Sri Lanka.


Emerge Global is the founding organization of the work that is now carried out in Sri Lanka - it is through the vision of Emerge Global that the team based in Sri Lanka is able to fight the tough but necessary battle against child sexual abuse. Emerge Lanka Foundation acts as the implementing partner of Emerge Global in Sri Lanka. The work of Emerge Lanka Foundation looks to Emerge Global, in terms of fundraising, networking and guidance. Founder, Alia sits at Chairperson of the Board of Directors to Emerge Lanka Foundation.

If you are looking to support he work of Emerge while living outside of Sri Lanka, you can make a contribution through through Emerge Global!

Here's how : 

Please make your check payable to “Emerge Global.” If you are based in the United States, your contribution will be tax-deductible as Emerge Global is a registered 501(c)(3).


Please mail your contribution to Emerge Global PO Box 1958 Leicester, NC 28748 USA

To learn how to make a donation online, click here

If you have any questions, contact

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