Saturday, 09 April 2022 04:30

Improving Lives of People in the Estate Sector

NPC has launched a new project to uplift socio economic conditions in the plantation sector and neighbouring village youths in collaboration with its partner organization PDF-Kegalle, funded by Freedom House.

The project focuses on improving the conditions of people live in four estates in Dehiovita and Yatiyantota through inclusive service delivery targetting women and youth. Underprivileged women will be educated on their rights and receive knowledge and skills for livelihood development through government channels. Estate youths will get opportunities to develop their skills through government run vocational training institutes to find better employment opportunities elsewhere.

PDF also conducted a workshop for 40 women on the rights of women and the role of the parents in helping their children to find vocational training opportunities. This was followed by a discussion on assistance available through government agencies on livelihood development.

The estate people who attended the meeting appreciated the commitment of PDF and NPC in providing assistance to them. With the interest shown by beneficiaries, government officers mentioned their willingness to work with NPC and PDF in future.