Improving living standard of most vulnerable women and girls through skills training and the establishment of a sustainable livelihood in Trincomalee District
The German Embassy is implementing this project, initiated and executed by the People’s Service Council, in cooperation with the Department of Industrial Development – Eastern Province and Trincomalee District Secretariat, a project for the training of vocational skills and abilities in the Trincomalee District. The target groups of this project are women with disabilities, young girls, such as school leavers, and vulnerable women, e.g. acting as head of households. The project focuses on two specific sectors, including training on coir products and training on patterned design materials. The required materials, selling products, marketing and the expert trainers will be provided by the Department of Industrial Development and in the end of the professional training the participants will obtain official certificates, confirming their acquired skills.
The training on patterned materials includes decorative natural products made of oyster and palm leaves and is aiming to develop tourism in the Trincomalee District and encouraging the participants to start their own businesses. The project working with coir products is divided into three key activities, consisting of innovative vocational training on coir products, additional support for developing business abilities and soft skills, and assistance in connecting the participants with State and Non-State actors for enhancing business performances.
Finances for this project will be provided by the Embassy’s Micro Project Funds. These funds are dedicated to projects of companies or non-governmental organizations, which are not able to get funding, such as bank credits or loans.