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Small Local Projects Realized in Sri Lanka in 2017

The Czech Government supported three small local development projects in Sri Lanka in 2017. The total amount of the financial aid provided by the Czech Government amounted to 496 608,- CZK (approx. 23,000 USD). 

1.  Improvement of  Working Conditions and Training Possibilities for Local Women of the Women´s Empowerment

The project was realized by the Nature Conservation Society.   

The project was supported by the amount of 220,246.00 CZK (approx. 10,000 USD).

The Educational Development Center (EDC) was founded in Aluthagama, Sri Lanka in 2004 in order to provide education in tsunami-hit areas. Gradually, it was transformed into a training centre offering IT courses or tailoring courses, toy production etc. The small local project was focused on funding these courses, and it was a follow-up of the previous year's project. The new training centre was set up in the framework of the project to increase the number of trained women and several workshops have been held in the centre.

2) Children Deserve the Best

The project was realized by ADRA Sri Lanka.   

The project was supported by 181 799.00 CZK (approx. 8,100 USD).

The project was focused on poor rural communities in Nuwara Eliya where over 7 % of school-age children have no access to elementary education. The outcome of the project was the construction of libraries in two rural schools, equipped with quality teaching materials available to all pupils. The project also included training of teachers in their individual psychological approach to the children.

3) Supporting Organic Agriculture Movement in Sri Lanka trough Participatory Guarantee System

The project was realized by Lanka Good Market.   

The project was supported by 94 563.00 CZK (approx. 4,200 USD).

The aim of the project was to support organic farming tendencies in Sri Lanka through a modern shared guarantee system. The project was only partially implemented. Within the project, farmers were trained in organic methods of farming, plans were created to develop common resources production, including breeding tanks, organic inputs and seed production and the raw materials needed for composting were purchased.