"Women Lead" - An empowerment of young ladies in rural areas
Program Location: Hasalaka, Sri Lanka
Implementing Agency: GWS Conference of ICRD, Sri Lanka
Supporting organization: Divisional Secretariat, Hasalaka- Government of Sri Lanka
Partner organization: PIYAWARA a community development organisation in Kandy district
Hasalaka is a picturesque town located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Nestled amidst lush greenery and surrounded by mist-covered hills, Hasalaka offers a serene and tranquil escape for visitors seeking to connect with nature.
One of the primary issues in Hasalaka is poverty, which is prevalent among the rural population. Income disparities are substantial, with many residents relying on agriculture as their primary source of income, which can be unpredictable and vulnerable to climate fluctuations. Lack of diverse employment opportunities can lead to high rates of unemployment, particularly among the girls and young women.
TARGET GROUP: Female School leavers from most economically backward environment
PROGRAM CONTENTS: Personality development, Financial literacy, Life coaching, Internet technology, Manage with men, Employment/ entrepreneur prospects and links.
Chief facilitator: Dr. Prabhath Patabendi Resource Person : Sameera Deshapriya ( IT lecturer)