A GROUP OF PERSONS WITH DIVERSE DISABILITIES SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A COURSE OF STUDY IN MICROSOFT WORD

A group of 6 persons with diverse disabilities (vision impaired, low vision, hard of hearing, multiple disabilities and psychosocial disabilities) successfully completed a course of study in Microsoft Word at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon ICT Training Centre in October 2018. The trainings were conducted by Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera. Up to date 101 trainees has successfully completed this training course.

 

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1 Group of trainees.

Manique Gunaratne

Vice Chair Person – South Asian Disability Forum

LANKAN ISLE JOURNEL INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Lanka Isle is dynamic and vibrant. Within the diversity of its content, it is at all times mindful of playing at a higher level. Sri Lankan flavor is its hallmark and the niche professional contribution and readership is its pride. Lanka Isle will be true to its promise and cater to readers who are in thirst of content that is off the beaten track and reconnect with the level of curiosity that many of us had left behind after our school and university years. The Lankan Isle journal was launched at the Book Fair at the BMICH in September 2018. The first magazine carried an article about Ms. Manique Gunaratne titled “Finding my indomitable spirit in the wake of adversity”. Ms. Randima Attigale is the editor of this journal.

Read the article on:

http://www.employers.lk/efc-news/694-finding-my-indomitable-spirit-in-the-wake-of-adversity-

 

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1 Stage with the banner.

2 Manique and Thanuji.

3 Manique, Randima and Chandani.

 

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

FUND RAISING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The British Welfare Group organized a fund raising event to raise funds for people with disabilities at the Residence of the British High Commissioner. The money will be utilized for the benefit of vision impaired and hearing impaired school children in the North. Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon participated at this event at the Westminster House.

 

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1 Manique

2 Manique and Chithrika.

3 Manique and Heather.

 

Manique Gunaratne

FaceTime: 0094779571918

CELEBRATION OF UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION – 2018

International conference on the Asian Digital Revolution: Transforming the Digital Divide in to a Dividend through Universal Access was co-organised by Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Ministry of Education and UNESCO. The conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister at the Mount Lavinia Hotel in September 2018. The participants were from SAARC countries. Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon contributed to the session on Open Education Resources and Disability. This International conference covered the following areas:

High level debate on Universal access to information ensuring rights and openness of information.

Bridging digital divide – the way forward.

Siber vulnerability to siber security – empowering people, protecting development.

Policies for digital scholarships and FOSS policy, cording education (youth mobile).

Open Education Resources and disabilities.

Right to information.

 

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1 At the conference.

2 Group photograph.

3 Manique and Sagarika listening to the presentation.

4 Manique, Sagarika and Dihan.

Manique Gunaratne

WhatsApp: 0094779571918

FUND RAISING AND MOBILIZATION SUPPORT

Change the Game Academy in Netherlands together with TIME (The Institute for Monitoring & Evaluation) conducted an International training in Fund Raising and Mobilisation Support at the Pegasus Reef Hotel in September 2018. The contents and guidelines were according to the Wild Ganzen and Change the Game Academy in Netherlands. Participants from Cambodia and Sri Lanka were trained as Master Trainers of Fund Raising and Mobilisation Support. Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon was the only person with a disability to be trained as a Master Trainer in Fund Raising. The two weeks training completed with an awards ceremony. The Dutch Ambassador awarded the certificates to the Trainers who successfully completed the training.

 

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1 Manique at a session.

2 Fund raising session.

3 Day 10 out door activity.

4 Group photograph of day 8.

5 The team at the lobby.

6 Indoor group discussion.

7 Group discussion on fund raising near the pool.

8 Practising presentation skills in the garden.

9 Group in action.

10 Group after receiving certificates.

11 Manique with a resource person.

12 Manique on day 1.

13 Manique on day 10.

14 Manique with the Dutch Embassedor.

15 Manique and Muginthini.

16 Manique receiving the certificate from the Dutch Embassedor.

17 Sea and the sunset.

18 Evening beach.

19 Sunset.

Manique Gunaratne

Viber: 0094779571918

 

COURSE OF STUDY IN MICROSOFT WORD FOR PERSONS WITH DIVERSE DISABILITIES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon ICT Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities started a course of study in Microsoft Word for persons with diverse disabilities in August 2018. Persons with vision impairment, low vision, hearing impaired, speech difficulty, physical disability, slow learners and multiple disabilities are included in this training. Up to date 195 persons with disability have registered for this course and out of that 101 trainees have successfully completed the course. The training is conducted by Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera.

 

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1 Group photograph.

2 Group of trainees.

3 Trainee learning with online facility.

4 Manique conducting the training

5 Training ICT skills.

6 Trainee learning with online facility.

 

Manique Gunaratne

 

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

The Employers’ Network on Disability supports persons with disabilities to find employment in private sector companies. In October 2018 Shangri-La Hotel recruited 4 trainees with diverse disabilities from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon training centre.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Executive Committee Member – Disability Organisations’ Joint Front