Ensuring the Rights of Children Through Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities
Goal of the Project
International Needs Lanka is funded by ChildLink and SHE supporters.
To mobilise, motivate and equip the community to be proactive in addressing their identified issues. To improve access to information through reading, listening and searching capacities of children, adult women and men.
This will be done through the Self-Help Group approach:
- Increased income through improved livelihood options
- Increased food security
- Improved children’s school performance
- Improved access to safe drinking water and improve sanitation
- Eradicate violence against women and children
- Improved relationships within families and communities
- Increased the community’s capacity to handle community issues through improved leadership and management
Progress Update (Financial Year 2019/2020)
- 21 Self-Help Groups for women have been supported with around 525 members in total. The groups are being trained by the Program Manager and Social Mobilisers from their community on Self-Help Group management, leadership, loans and financial record keeping,
- 313 Self-Help Group members have been granted loans due to collective advocacy and credit. The loans were used to buy poultry or cattle, for education and small business activities,
- Over 200 children participated in Child Club activities, where they learnt about Child Rights and have a safe space to play together.