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Women’s Development Programme

Women’s Development Programme

The Women’s Development Programme at the MJF Centre Moratuwa comprises mostly of the mothers of children attending the MJF Kids Programme and the Rainbow Centre for Children with Disabilities. They train in sewing, cooking and sustainable gardening not only as skills development and nutritional awareness that impacts the well being of their entire family, but as a therapeutic psychosocial activity to counter their personal circumstances. In the near future the Foundation envisages supporting women with business skills and grants, to participate in the SEP ‐ Small Entrepreneur Programme and to guide them to an entrepreneurial level in their chosen livelihood.

The Foundation encourages moderated informal group discussions which gives women a forum to speak up and share their issues. These sessions are managed by qualified staff who not only lend a sympathetic ear to their grievances but also carry out timely discussions on topics as personal hygiene, gender based violence resources and support, home management and home finance management. Other special programmes are conducted to increase the awareness of women to further resources and options available for those needing assistance.