A decade after they lost their parents in the Boxing Day tsunami, Rob and Paul Forkan have told ITV News about their joy at being able to help the children that aided them in the aftermath of the disaster.
The boys were just 15 and 17 and living in Sri Lanka with their parents and younger brother and sister when the tsunami hit the island on Boxing Day 2004.
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports.
The pair survived, as did their siblings, but Kevin and Sandra Forkan were swept away in the deluge.
Paul described waking up the morning of the tsunami:
Paul credits his brother with his surviving the massive waves.
He had lost his grip on a pillar and would have been washed away if Rob had not grabbed hold of him.
Now with a successful business built on their extensive travelling experience they are pleased to be able to give back to the local children who helped the newly orphaned siblings get home to the UK after the disaster.
The pair are returning to Sri Lanka to supervise the building of their first children's centre, under the slogan 'Orphans for Orphans'.
They raised the money to fund the home through their company which designs and sells flip flops.
The children's campus will help with accommodation and education for around 400 children and there are hopes to build more.
The Gandys flip flop brand the brothers created is dedicated to the parents they lost and has seen several celebrities wearing the footwear and big brands including Liberty collaborating on designs.
Ten years after their family was torn apart the brothers hope they can help other survivors of the disaster to start a brighter future.