A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 400+ villages island-wide reaching over 31,500 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
Enterprise and Business Skills Development
Business Skills Centre
The Business Skills Centre provides vocational training to rural youth and adults for the purpose of entering the job market or establishing their own business. These programmes are aimed at developing skills and improving the students’ financial status which has a ripple effect not just in uplifting their own standard of life but also that of their family and community.
Electrical Installation & Maintenance
Diving & Training Centre
The Seenigama Diving and Training Centre was established in 2008 and provides professional diving training for rural youth.
Before the 2004 Tsunami, the main livelihood in the region was coral mining/ burning to make quicklime. Research after the Tsunami showed that in areas where coral had been destroyed, the waves were much more powerful and destructive and this research led to the banning of coral mining.
The Seenigama Diving & Training centre was opened to provide an alternative to the young divers in the region and divert them from returning to the destructive act of coral mining by providing the necessary training to become licensed PADI divers. This qualified them for employment in the global commercial diving business and through the affiliated company Dive Seenigama, Dive Lanka.
The course is a 3-month Professional Diving Class III course and students also complete their PADI Advanced Course to fully equip them for employment in industrial diving work.