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 28,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
Enterprise and Women's Empowerment
The Enterprise and Women’s Empowerment Programmes are aimed towards providing village youth and women with the necessary training and skill set for entering the job market or developing their own business or cottage industry.
Women’s Empowerment Centre
The Women’s Enterprise & Empowerment Centre programmes help rural women to develop their fiscal strength by providing the necessary foundation and skills for employment.
The courses are specially catered to the needs of women to give them flexible options to work from within their home or enter the job market, as per personal preference and need.
The ability to earn an income and contribute towards the family finances often provides these women (both young and old) with greater independence, security and the decision making power to determine the direction their life will take.
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.