PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES MARKET THEIR PRODUCTS AT “AVURUDU POLA”

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, ICT Training & Disability Resource Centre conducts a training in “Small Business Development” for persons with disabilities to  training them on how to prepare a proper business plan. The main idea behind this programme is to develop entrepreneurs with disabilities. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon together with its member companies created the opportunity to market their products at several “Avurudu Pola’s” in March and April 2019 to celegrate the Sinhala New Year. Persons with disabilities marketed their products at Avurudu Pola at Green Path, Colombo 7, at staff Avurudu Pola at London Stock Exchange and at the Avurudu Pola at Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC.

 

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1 Marketting products made by persons with disabilities.

2 Group selling products.

3 Group in action.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Vice Chair Person – South Asian Disability Forum

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES”

The Employers’ Network on Disability was initiated to provide employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. A member company of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon recruited an EFC trainee with a disability into their work force.

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EFC trainee.

Manique Gunaratne

Vice President – Sri Lanka Foundation for Rehabilitation of the Disabled

LAUNCH OF THE BOOK ON “EFC HISTORY”

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) was established in 1929 as an organization of employers dealing with labour and social issues in Sri Lanka. It is today the principal organization of employers, promoting employer interests at national level, especially focusing on industrial relations and labour law.

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC), with an overall vision statement to promote social harmony through productive employment, is implementing several proactive measures to encourage its members to employ people with disabilities.

With a membership of 680 plus companies today, EFC was the first organization to register under the Trade Unions Ordinance and is the principal trade union representing employers.

To mark the 90th anniversary a book on “EFC History” was launched at the BMICH in March 2019..

 

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1 Manique, Ayasana, Sewwandi and Lakshika.

2 Manique and Chameel.

3 Manique and Randima.

Manique Gunaratne

Manager – Specialise Training and Disability Resource Centre of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon

UN WOMEN AND EFC TO SUPPORT WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

UN Women together with The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon are trying to improve the quality of women with disabilities through employment in the private sector. UN Women Sri Lanka is supporting government’s ongoing efforts in addressing issues confronted by women with disabilities, especially disadvantages with respect to economic empowerment – an important dimension in disability rights. EFC shared the best practices which have been implemented to improve the quality of employability skills of women with disabilities and on gainful employment.

 

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Ms. Manique Gunaratne with the team from UN Women.

Manique Gunaratne

Advisory Board Member – 18+ Alliance for Care Leavers (SOS Children’s Village)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) was established in 1929 as an organization of employers dealing with labour and social issues in Sri Lanka. It is today the principal organization of employers, promoting employer interests at national level, especially focusing on industrial relations and labour law.

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC), with an overall vision statement to promote social harmony through productive employment, is implementing several proactive measures to encourage its members to employ people with disabilities.

With a membership of 700 plus companies today, EFC was the first organization to register under the Trade Unions Ordinance and is the principal trade union representing employers.

The EFC, with funding from the ILO, developed the Employers’ Network on Disability with the objective of facilitating employment and training opportunities in the private sector for job seekers with disabilities, which was officially launched in the year 2000. The object of forming the Network is to have a link between the business community and the organizations dealing with disability issues to facilitate mainstreaming its work.

A member company of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, provided employment opportunity to EFC trainee in March 2019.

 

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1 Management of Hemas Group with Ms. Manique Gunaratne and the EFc trainee.

Manique Gunaratne

Council Member – Cisco Networking Academy Council

TRAINING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS ON DISABILITY

Child Fund is organizing a series of training programmes to educate and develop skills of Special Education teachers in the North. The team of resource persons met at Hotel Concord in March 2019 to prepare the training manual. It is very important to develop a curiculamn to train the Special Education teachers so that children with disabilities have a quality education.

 

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1 Resource persons at a discussion.

2 Ms. Manique Gunaratne presenting.

 

Manique Gunaratne

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DISCUSSION ON RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN PARLIAMENT

Ms. Manique Gunaratne together with a group of persons with disabilities from the Disability Organisations’ Joint Front had discussions with the Parliamentarians on rights of persons with disabilities at the Parliament in March 2019. Parliamentarians Mr. Sunil Handunneththi and Mr. Udaya Gammampila supported the requests made by persons with disabilities on their rights. The speaker also made a special statement on best terminologies to be used when addressing persons with disabilities.

 

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1 Discussion with MP Udaya Gammampila.

2 Discussion with MP Sunil Handunneththi.

3 Group discussion.

4 group photograph with MP Udaya Gammampila.

5 Group photograph with  MP Sunil Handunneththi.

(Honoured, Deshabandu) Ms. H.K. Manique Gunaratne

 

UNILEVER INCLUDES WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR WOMEN

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March every year. Unilever Sri Lanka Horana Factory celebrated the International Women’s Day with the factory staff. Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon was the guest speaker at this event. It was a different experience for women to realise that women with disabilities are also part of the society.

 

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1 Audience.

2 Lighting the oil lamp.

3 Manique with the audience.

4 Manique presenting.

5 Manique at the head table.

6 Participants.

 

Manique Gunaratne

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