CENWOR focuses on gender sensitization, awareness raising and advocacy. Training is carried out for CENWOR’s own projects as well as for institutions, NGOs and CBOs as a distinctive activity.

An important aspect of the work of CENWOR is advocacy for change singly and with other NGOs, CBOs and civil society organisations. Advocacy and lobbying is backed by research. The links it has developed with state agencies and private sector organisations facilitate this process.

Significant achievements of these efforts were law reform that resulted in the amendments to the century old Penal Code, the enactment of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, Age of Consent for Marriage, Reform of General Marriages Ordinance, Women’s Rights Bill, Water Sector Reform Bill, the Citizenship Act among others.

Economic Empowerment of Women in Low Income Groups & the Realization of their Economic Rights & Gender Equality

Project Number: 2012/08
Type of the Project : Vocational Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Funded By: UN Women – India
Date of Completion:

The project aims to increase the access of female secondary school leavers in low income families to employment oriented ‘non-traditional’ skills that meet labour market demand. Specifically, 1,200 young women in the 16-25 age range from five disadvantaged locations (Ampara, puttlam, Colombo, Kilinochchi and Ratnapura districts), will be supported to obtain a National Vocational Qualification Level IV qualification from state vocational training institutions that also provide on the job training. In addition CENWOR will organise four complementary programmes that will provide women with generic skills that employers look for, such as initiative, self confidence, ability to work in a team, acceptance of responsibility and commitment, English language proficiency and basic IT skills. The project also will promote awareness of economic rights and normative gender equality among participants and the community. Information Resource Centres will be attached to the four VTA district centres to facilitate access to relevant information to VTA staff, trainees and the community.

Providing Access to Education and Skill Development for Selected Out-of-School Girls from Low Income Families in the Kalutara District

Project Number: 2014/04
Type of the Project : Vocational Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Funded By: Buddhist Global Relief Date : 2015
Date of Completion:

The project will target two groups, namely (i) those who are not attending school and (ii) girls who have dropped out from senior secondary school. Studies have shown that the major reasons are poverty, lack of nutrition, and disability. For those in the first category the specific reason(s) will be ascertained and they will be supported to overcome the constraints they face to ensure that they attend school regularly so that they attain the standards necessary to enroll in vocational training classes. Those in the second category will be provided vocational education that will enable them to acquire skills to access income earning opportunities. These target groups will be selected from two low income neighbourhoods in the Kalutara district. The duration of the project will be one year

Women and Industrialization

Project Number: 1984-85/02
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1984-06-01
Date of Completion: 1987-12-01
Funded By: APDC
Workshop on Priorities for Action

Project Number: 1984-85/05
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1984-06-01
Date of Completion: 1985-12-01
Funded By: CIDA
Workshop on Gender Equality through the Curriculum

Project Number: 1986/03
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1986-01-01
Date of Completion: 1986-12-01
Funded By: NORAD
Human Resources in Sri Lanka?s industrial development- Workshop held on 16 th June 1987

Project Number: 1987/02
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1987-06-16
Date of Completion: 1987-06-16
Funded By: UNIDO
Statistic & Indicators on the Social & Economic Situation of Women Particularly in the Informal Sector

Project Number: 1987/03
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1987-01-01
Date of Completion: 1987-12-01
Funded By: INSTRAW
Promotion of Legal Literacy among Women in Sri Lanka

Project Number: 1988/12
Type of the Project : Awareness
Date of Commencement : 1988-01-01
Date of Completion: 1970-01-01
Funded By: ESCAP
WID Strategy and Country Profile

Project Number: 1988/21
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1988-01-01
Date of Completion: 1988-12-01
Funded By: CIDA
Vocational Counselling - The Gender Dimension, The State sector, The NGO sector

Project Number: 1989/08
Type of the Project : Training Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1989-01-01
Date of Completion: 1989-12-01
Funded By: NORAD
The Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women

Project Number: 1989/09
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1989-01-01
Date of Completion: 1989-12-01
Funded By: Sri Lanka Foundation – Human Rights Centre
Workshop on Occupational Health - Constraints & Needs of Women

Project Number: 1989/18
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1989-01-01
Date of Completion: 1990-07-24
Funded By: CIDA
Income Generating & Expenditure Saving Activities among Low-Income Women

Project Number: 1990/01
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1990-01-01
Date of Completion: 1991-07-24
Funded By: UNICEF
Integration Women in Development Planning

Project Number: 1990/05
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1990-01-01
Date of Completion: 1990-12-01
Funded By: NORAD
Data Processing Resource base Survey People Participation Programme

Project Number: 1990/10
Type of the Project : Program
Date of Commencement : 1990-01-01
Date of Completion: 1990-12-01
Funded By: CENWOR
Strengthening Activities of Women

Project Number: 1991/10
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 1991-01-01
Date of Completion: 1994-07-24
Funded By: Ford Foundation for first year (1991/1992)
Relief Programme for Children in Refugee Camps

Project Number: 1991/12
Type of the Project : Relief Programme
Date of Commencement : 1991-01-01
Date of Completion: 1992-12-01
Funded By: UNICEF
Training Programme for Chairpersons of Janasakthi Bank Societies

Project Number: 1991/13
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 1991-01-01
Date of Completion: 1993-07-24
Funded By: UNICEF
Regional Policy Dialog on Maid Trade

Project Number: 1992/04
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1992-01-01
Date of Completion: 1992-12-01
Funded By: CIDA / APDC
National Symposium on a Plan of Action for Children, Funded By: UNICEF Date : 1992

Project Number: 1992/05
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1992-01-01
Date of Completion: 1992-12-01
Gender Sensitisation Programme

Funded By: NORAD Date : 1992
Project Number: 1992/08
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1992-01-01
Date of Completion: 1995-07-24
Gender and Development Programme

Funded By: Netherlands Development Co-operation Date : 1992
Project Number: 1992/13
Type of the Project :
Date of Commencement : 1992-07-24
Date of Completion: 1993-07-24
Unaccompanied Children

Funded By: UNICEF Date : 1993
Project Number: 1993/05
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1993-01-01
Date of Completion: 1994-12-01
Video documentary on Women and Non-Traditional training programmes

Funded By: SIDA Date : 1993
Project Number: 1993/06
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 1993-01-01
Date of Completion: 1994-07-24
Women and Vocational Training in Sri Lanka

Funded By: GTZ Date : 1993
Project Number: 1993/07
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1993-01-01
Date of Completion: 1994-07-24
Women Scientists and the Community

Funded By: Netherlands Date : 1993
Project Number: 1993/10
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1993-01-01
Date of Completion: 1993-12-01
Workshop on Girl Child

Funded By: UNICEF Date : 1993
Project Number: 1993/12
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1993-01-01
Date of Completion: 1994-07-24
Forum on the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Funded By: IWRAW Date : 1993
Project Number: 1993/15
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1993-01-01
Date of Completion: 1993-12-01
Women in Development Planning, Funded By

ESCAP Date : 1994
Project Number: 1994/04
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1994-01-01
Date of Completion: 1996-07-24
Case Resources Network

Funded By: UNESCO Date : 1994
Project Number: 1994/05
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1994-01-01
Date of Completion: 1970-01-01
Promoting the Advancement of Women in Sri Lanka

Funded By: N.D.C Date : 1994
Project Number: 1994/08
Type of the Project : Awareness
Date of Commencement : 1994-01-01
Date of Completion: 1995-07-24
Gender Sensitization Workshop

Funded By: UNDP Date : 1994
Project Number: 1994/10
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1994-01-01
Date of Completion: 1995-07-24
Priorities in Research Training & Information

Funded By: NORAD Date : 1994
Project Number: 1994/11
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1994-01-01
Date of Completion: 1994-12-01
Case Resources Network

Funded By: UNESCO Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/02
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1995-07-24
Date of Completion: 1997-07-24
Promoting Women's Well-Being in Reproductive Health

Funded By: UNFPA Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/06
Type of the Project : Awareness
Date of Commencement : 1995-01-01
Date of Completion: 1995-12-01
Addressing Poverty Reduction and Women in Development

Funded By: I.H.S Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/07
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1995-01-01
Date of Completion: 1996-07-24
Women in New Technologies

Funded By: INTEC Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/08
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1995-03-01
Date of Completion: 1995-09-01
Participatory Dialogue of Women in Low Income Families

Funded By: British Council Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/09
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1995-01-01
Date of Completion: 1995-12-01
Global Media Monitoring Project

Funded By: Asia Foundation Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/10
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1995-02-01
Date of Completion: 1995-04-01
Incorporating Gender Issues in Research and Development Programme

Funded By: UNESCO Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/13
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1995-08-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Workshop on Facets of change: achievements and progress of women in Sri Lanka

Funded By: British Council Date : 1995
Project Number: 1995/14
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1995-08-01
Date of Completion: 1995-11-01
Access of Women to Vocational Information and Counselling

Funded By: ICRW Date : 1996
Project Number: 1996/12
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1996-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
Gender Dimension of Policies & Programmes Advocacy & Monitoring for Gender Equity

Funded By: CIDA Date : 1997
Project Number: 1997/03
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1997-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
Legal Literacy for Women

Funded By: Asia Foundation Date : 1997
Project Number: 1997/04
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1997-01-01
Date of Completion: 1998-07-24
NGO Involvement in Reproductive Health Information & Services

Funded By: UNFPA Date : 1997
Project Number: 1997/05
Type of the Project : Study & Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1997-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Promoting the Advancement of Women in Sri Lanka

Funded By: N.D.C. Date : 1997
Project Number: 1997/07
Type of the Project : Awareness
Date of Commencement : 1997-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Awareness Creation for Girls & Women

Funded By: Swiss Contact Date : 1997
Project Number: 1997/09
Type of the Project : Awareness Programme
Date of Commencement : 1997-01-01
Date of Completion: 1997-12-01
Planning Meeting on Sri Lankan Migrant Women Workers

Funded By: UNIFEM Date : 1997
Project Number: 1997/11
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1997-01-01
Date of Completion: 1998-07-24
Awareness Building and Skill Development of Displace Women

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/02
Type of the Project : Development Program (Training)
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Planning meeting on Sri Lankan Migration Women Workers - 2nd Meeting

Funded By: UNIFEM Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/07
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
Strengthening Capability of CENWOR

Funded By: SIDA Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/08
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
Human Right Program

Funded By: Asia Foundation Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/09
Type of the Project : Development Program (Training)
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Strengthening Women's Advocacy Skills

Funded By: Asia Foundation Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/10
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
Training Programmers on Women's Economic and Legal RI

Funded By: Asia Foundation Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/11
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Gender and Organizational Development Workshop

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/13
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Gender Sensitizing Workshop - Senior School Girls & School Leave to Encourage Participation in Technical Trades

Funded By: Swiss Contact Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/16
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
UN Workshop on Gender Sensitization for Private Sector

Funded By: UNDP Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/17
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
Awareness creation & Access to employment for girls & women in technical trades

Funded By: Swiss Contac Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/19
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1998-01-12
Gender Mainstreaming

Funded By: SIDA Date : 1998
Project Number: 1998/20
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1998-01-01
Date of Completion: 1998-12-01
South Asian Regional Conference

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 1999
Project Number: 1999/03
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1999-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Towards Gender Equality Expanding Women's Vocational Training Employment Opportunities

Funded By: SIDA Date : 1999
Project Number: 1999/08
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1999-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Gender Consultancy

Funded By: World Bank Date : 1999
Project Number: 1999/09
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 1999-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-07-24
2nd South Asian Monitoring Meeting

Funded By: IWRAW Date : 1999
Project Number: 1999/11
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1999-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-12-01
SAARC Convention on Trafficking on Women & Children

Funded By: UNDP Date : 1999
Project Number: 1999/12
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 1999-01-01
Date of Completion: 1999-12-01
NGO Involvement in Reproductive Health Information & Services

Funded By: UNFPA Date : 2015
Project Number: 2000/02
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
NGO Involvement in Reproductive Health Information & Services

Funded By: UNFPA Date : 2015
Project Number: 2001/01
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Joint Land Titles for Husband and Wife - Workshop

Funded By: WFP Date : 2002
Project Number: 2002/05
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2002-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Awareness Raising Programme on Violence against Women

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2002
Project Number: 2002/09
Type of the Project : Awareness Programme
Date of Commencement : 2002-01-01
Date of Completion: 2002-12-01
Capacity Building & Advocacy for Women?s Participation in Grassroots Democracy in Sri Lanka

Funded By: Northern Illinois University Date : 2002
Project Number: 2002/10
Type of the Project : Development Program (Training)
Date of Commencement : 2002-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
South Asia Regional Conference on CEDAW

Funded By: UNDP-UNIFEM Date : 2002
Project Number: 2002/11
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 2002-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
National Workshop of Home - Based Workers (HBW)

Funded By: UNDP Date : 2002
Project Number: 2002/12
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2002-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Migrant Related Activities ? Alcohol and Drug related Programme

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2003
Project Number: 2003/06
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 2003-01-01
Date of Completion: 2013-12-01
Training for out of School Female Children and Women

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2003
Project Number: 2003/07
Type of the Project : Training Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2003-01-01
Date of Completion: 2013-12-01
Development of Tele Centre & IT Training

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2003
Project Number: 2003/08
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2003-01-01
Date of Completion: 2013-12-01
Hosting One-world South Asia's Regional Correspondent

Funded By: One world International Date : 2003
Project Number: 2003/11
Type of the Project : Program
Date of Commencement : 2003-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Training of Women Journalist

Funded By: One world International Date : 2003
Project Number: 2003/15
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2003-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Training Programme on Sexual and Gender based Violence for UNHCR Field Staff

Funded By: UNHCR Date : 2003
Project Number: 2003/19
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2003-01-01
Date of Completion: 2013-12-01
Facilitation for FLTP Training for South Asia

Funded By: APWLD Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/03
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Reduction of Domestic Violence through Drug Use Prevention

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/07
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2004-12-01
Setting up and Supporting Tele-Centres in Piliyandala

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/08
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2004-12-01
Skills Training

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/14
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2004-01-12
Skills Training

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/15
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2004-12-01
Skills Training

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/15
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2004-12-01
National Consultative Workshop on Gender Based Violence

Funded By: UNFPA Date : 2004
Project Number: 2004/17
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2004-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Grafting Training Curriculum for Officers Attached to Ministry of Foreign Employment & Labour

Funded By: IOM Date : 2015
Project Number: 2004/20
Type of the Project : Training Curriculum
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Workshop on Millennium Development Goals and Targets

Funded By: Common Wealth Foundation Date : 2005
Project Number: 2005/04
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2005-01-01
Date of Completion: 2005-12-01
Strengthening Community Capacity to Reduce Substance Abuse

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2005
Project Number: 2005/10
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2005-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Facilitating International Consultation on Women Human Rights Defenders & Women HR Working Group Annual

Funded By: APWLD Date : 2005
Project Number: 2005/11
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 2005-01-01
Date of Completion: 2005-12-01
Support for those Affected by the Tsunami Disaster in the Hambantota District

Funded By: ILO Date : 2005
Project Number: 2005/14
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 2005-01-01
Date of Completion: 2005-12-01
Skills Training Programme

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2005
Project Number: 2005/15
Type of the Project : Training Program
Date of Commencement : 2005-01-01
Date of Completion: 2005-12-01
Workshop on the Impact of Tsunami on Local Communities and Vulnerable Groups

Funded By: ESCAP Date : 2005
Project Number: 2005/16
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2005-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-04
Expert Round Table Meeting on Gender and ICT

Funded By: CEMCA Date : 2006
Project Number: 2006/10
Type of the Project : Conference
Date of Commencement : 2006-01-01
Date of Completion: 2006-12-01
Gender Training Module

Funded By: Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment Date : 2006
Project Number: 2006/11
Type of the Project : Workshop
Date of Commencement : 2006-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Community Development - Introduction IT (Pitiyagama)

Funded By: HIVOS Date : 2006
Project Number: 2006/15
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2006-01-01
Date of Completion: 2006-01-12
Livelihoods for Tsunami Affected Women

Funded By: CIDA Date : 2007
Project Number: 2007/02
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2007-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Livelihoods for Tsunami Affected Women

Funded By: CIDA Date : 2009
Project Number: 2007/02-Phase 2
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2009-01-01
Date of Completion: 2009-01-12
Spoiler title

Project Number: 2007/06
Type of the Project : Sentitazation
Date of Commencement : 2007-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Training Pre-School Teachers to Teach English to Children

Funded By: Common Wealth Foundation Date : 2007
Project Number: 2007/09
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2007-01-01
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Training Pre-School Teachers to Teach English to Children

Funded By: Common Wealth Foundation Date : 2015
Project Number: 2007/11 Phase 2
Type of the Project : Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Facilitating the Elimination of Gender Based Violence and the Promotion of National and Social Harmony in Sri Lanka using IT

Funded By: WDP Date : 2015
Project Number: 2008/06 Phase 1 & 2
Type of the Project : Advocacy
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Economic & Social Empowerment of Girls through Access to Vocational Training and Sustainable Livelihoods- Kalutara

Funded By: Buddhist Global Relief Date : 2015
Project Number: 2011/03
Type of the Project : Vocational Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Economic & Social Empowerment of Girls through Access to Vocational Training and Sustainable Livelihoods- Gampaha

Funded By: Buddhist Global Relief Date : 2015
Project Number: 2011/06
Type of the Project : Vocational Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion: 2015-07-24
Development of knowledge base on critical areas of concern- Phase 11

Funded By: UNFPA Date : 1970
Project Number: 2012/06
Type of the Project : Web Site
Date of Commencement : 1970-01-01
Date of Completion: 1970-01-01
Vocational Training for Low Income Young Women in Sri Lanka

Funded By: Buddhist Global Relief Date : 2015
Project Number: 2013/03
Type of the Project : Vocational Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Date of Completion:

The objective of the project is to support girls in the 16 -19 age group in low income families to acquire employable skills to assist them to move out of poverty and to enhance their personal skills. These girls are enrolled in the skills development programmes of the state Vocational Training Authority in non-traditional courses that are in demand in the labour market. In addition, it is expected to strengthen their communication skills in English and increase proficiency in the use of ICTs and enhance personality attributes that promote self confidence and adaptability in the prevailing socio economic environment. The project sites are in the Anuradhapura and Gampaha districts.