To reduce poverty and discrimination facing disabled men and women in Trincolamee and Batticaloa, post-conflict districts of Sri Lanka by enabling them to participate more fully in the community through employment and enterprise, proactively promoting their potential.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013
Registered Charity in England and Wales (290836)
Both Batticaloa and Trincolamee districts have been badly affected by the civil war which killed approximately 70,000 people. The conflict also created many thousands of amputees as well as a group disabled people with mental health issues caused by trauma and dislocation. With limited livelihood choices, their absence from mainstream productive employment locks them in a vicious cycle of poverty.
By changing the perception and attitudes of communities to people with disabilities through awareness raising programmes and workshops and motivating them to become productive by developing their skills for employment by the provision of short term market-led training courses - welding, sewing, food processing - and linking these skills tp access employment.
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