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Livelihood Opportunities for disabled people in Sri Lanka

With the financial help of the Czech Republic, ADRA Sri Lanka carried out a project „Give Special People a Chance: Livelihood Opportunities“ in Sri Lankan city of Vani in July – October 2012. The project was designed to empower differently-abled people to earn a reasonable income.

The project „Give Special People a Chance: Livelihood Opportunities“ was implemented by ADRA Sri Lanka together with Vanni Association for Rehabilitation of the Differently-abled (VAROD), which houses more than 100 people with special needs who are physically and/or mentally challenged. Within the project, 25 inmates of the VAROD institution received sewing and handicrafts training.

All participants of the trainings received a training kit which assisted them to learn the art of sewing and handicraft making. All project participants also received a sewing machine and other relevant materials as livelihood support.

The project aspired to enhance the economic prospects for the participants and prompted the beneficiaries to build a livelihood around these trainings.

The project was financed with the amount of 12 000 EUR from the Czech Republic’s „Small Local Projects“ programme which was in 2012 applied also in Nepal and Bangladesh.

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