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Community members prepared their business plan

Written By NAFSO on Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 11:31:00 AM

Community members enhanced their business knowledge
This was an additional Livelihood assistance skill training workshop on preparing a Business Plan for a particular business chosen by the community members. There were 55 participants in total and they took part in the session very actively. Mr.R.Poonampalan of CEFE Sri Lanka conducted the session and it was organized by the BMZ Project Staff and the District Coordinators of Ampara at SWOAD Training Centre, Akkarapattu on 12th February 2019. 
This is a part of a series of training sessions in helping the people to develop their livelihood skills and be engaged in a suitable and profitable Livelihood. Mrs. Laveena, Women & Gender coordinator, Mr. Gayan Ambegoda the Media officer and Mr. Nimal Perera the Project Manager of BMZ Project took part in this session.
All the members both women and men, Muslim and Tamil were from the village communities where our district organization is involved. However, these members were not the selected members for the Livelihood assistance. This was an open training session for those who are keen on better their livelihoods by pursuing a small-scale business what they could do in their community, village level. However, this training on preparing a Business Plan for themselves gave a very big boost to their lives as they began to see the basics know how of managing a small business. A completed business plan with correct data and information in their hand. 

* Enthusiasm to improve the small business already they are engaged in. 

* Keenness to implement this Business Plan with the help of Rural Banks 

* Expressed their willingness to participate in future such training.

The almost 70% Women participants. *50% Youth participation *Enthusiasm and readiness to pursue their plans. * Ability to contribute to their own communities. * Very forward attitude of Muslim girls and boys (Youth) * Majority were keen on home gardening, Animal husbandry, Small shops, Saree stitching, Beauty parlors and Dress making. as for their small-scale business. There were 12 men and 24 female in the workshop.

People raise their voice

Written By NAFSO on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 3:25:00 PM

Discussion on the situation in plantation Sector

National fisheries Solidarity Movement and Praja Abihilasha Network conducted a discussion on land issues, administrative matters, education and other important issues at plantation sector in Central province. Discussion was held at CODESEP (Community  Development Service of Plantation) hall in Deniyaya on 10th of February 2019.
There were different people such as community leaders, women leaders in village level, school teachers, program animators, coordinators and social activists in the meeting.
Following issues were concerned in the meeting such as lack of land facilities  for the people in estate sector, no proper education systems for Tamil students, lack of basic facilities for living, discrimination and health issue in the estate sector. Mr. Anthoney Jesudasan and Miss. Deepa Subashine also participated representating National Fisheries Solidarity Movement.  

Protest in Paanama

Written By NAFSO on Monday, February 11, 2019 | 2:22:00 PM

Give Our Land Back……
Paanama people organized  a protest demanding to implement the cabinet decision which was made on 11.02.2015 related  Ragamwela, Paanama land issues. Although there is a cabinet decision in relation to release the particular land, the government has not taken a proper legal action to release the land for the people in Ragamwela until now.
The protest was organized by the effected people demanding the land back in the main road of Paanama and Pothuvil. There are around 60 campaigners in the protest.  Mr.Francis Raajan, Mr.Nimal Perera. Mr. Gayan Ambegoda, Miss.Lavina Hasanthi participated representing National Fisheries Solidarity Movement in the protest. Representatives from Panampaththu Protection Organization, Ampara District Fisheries Solidarity, Civil society organization, Media and community leaders in Ashrof Nagara, Pothuvil and Paanama participated in the protest.  

Protest in Paanama

Four years after cabinet decision...
Implementation still pending
Paanama people still without lands
Give our Lands Back....
Protest started in-front of Ragamvila Village entrance..

Land Administration Program

Land Administration Program in Trincomalee  

Civil base organization  leaders and Public officers involved in Land administration in Trincomalee District. Mutthur, Kinniya, Kuchchaweli DSS officers and village leaders participated in the discussion. East Province Assistant Land commissioner and officers also joined to the meeting. Mr. Jagath liyanarachchi and Mr. Dayarathna, adviser of land ministry facilitated the program. They identified the issues in each of the division as first step. It discussed the solution. Then, it prepared the action plan. NAFSO and ICS coordinated the program.


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