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ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

More people around the world than ever before are studying and learning English because it has become the international language of education and business. In Sri Lanka the knowledge of English Language Communication Skills among persons with disabilities are very low. Therefore, it is very difficult to place persons with disabilities in employment in the private sector. Our aim is to promote learning and support education and professional development for people with diverse disabilities. We work hard to help learners pursue their dreams of higher education or getting a good job in English-speaking environments. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre started a course of study in English Language Communication Skills for 15 persons with diverse (vision impaired, low vision, hearing impaired, hard of hearing, speech difficulties and persons with physical disabilities) disabilities. The trainings will be conducted by a team from the British Welfare Group, Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera. The trainees will be trained in conversational ability utilizing the four skills — listening, speaking, reading and writing according to an international syllabus.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Participants.

2 Resource persons.

 

 

Manique Gunaratne

Mobile – 0094779571918

MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 VISIT TO DIYATHA UYANA

The MIUSA WILD team enjoyed one evening at Diyatha Uyana everyone waring the MIUSA t-shirt. It was a fun filled evening with relaxation, shopping and enjoying the accessibility of Diyatha Uyana.

 

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1 Manique and Ayasana.

2 Delegates.

3 Participants.

4 Group photograph.

5 Manique and Hemamali.

 

 

Manique Gunaratne

Council Member – Cisco Networking Academy Council

IASC GUIDELINES ON INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), invited Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, to participate in the Regional Consultation with GBV and Gender Actors on the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action at the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2018.

This meeting was co-organized by UNFPA APRO, the South Asia Disability Forum, the Special Talent Exchange Program, Women’s Refugee Commission and International Planned Parenthood Federation.

The objectives of the meeting are to:

 Provide feedback and validate the outline of the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

 Collect existing information, promising practices and other relevant information to support the content development of the Guidelines.

 Identify how organizations of persons with disabilities, gender and GBV actors in the region can contribute to later phases of the Guidelines development and roll-out process.

Picture description for vision impaired persons:

1 At the hotel.

2 Discussion.

3 Table discussions.

4 At the conference.

5 Attending the conference.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Fax – 0094112867946

INCLUDE WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES TO THE MAINSTREAM OF DEVELOPMENT

In December 2012 Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon Network on Disability did a presentation on “how to include women with disabilities to the mainstream of development’ at a seminar organized by the Disability Organizations’ Joint Front at Hotel Renuka. The target group was women with disabilities and women with non disabilities.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Executive Committee Member – Disability Organisations’ Joint Front

 

 

Children with disabilities perform at the beyond the ability concert

Children with disabilities perform at the beyond the ability concert

 

Global Community Development Program (Incoming), AIESEC Colombo Central (AIESEC in University of Colombo), AIESEC in Sri Lanka organized “Beyond the Ability” concert at New Arts Theatre in University of Colombo. The university students organized this programme as a full day programme for children with disabilities at University of Colombo in March 2016. Children with disabilities enjoyed the morning with the university students playing and other activities where these children thoroughly enjoyed. Evening was their performances. Ms. Miranda Hemalatha trained all the children who performed at the “Beyond the Ability” concert. Ms. ManiqueGunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon was the chief guest at this event. The programme was sponsored by Glitz. The people in the audience were really amazed by the performances of these children with intellectual disabilities.

 

Picture descriptions:

1 Lighting of the oil lamp.

lighting the oil lamp

2 Chief guest’s speech by Manique

speach

3 Children with disabilities performing.

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4 Talented young children performing.

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5 Dances by the children.

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6 Group performances.

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ManiqueGunaratne

E-mail – manique.g@gmail.com    efc.ict.vip@gmail.com