MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 CLOSING DINNER

The training came to an end with a closing dinner. The participants received the certificates from the MIUSA staff and the Trainers. All women with disabilities had an evening filled with fun, laughter and dancing.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique, ayasana, Devni and Nimalika.

2 Mr. Vajira Ellepola speaking.

3 Dancing.

4 Trainers.

5 Manique, Ayasana and Susan.

6 Manique speaking.

7 Awarding certificates.

8 Presenting certificates.

 

 

Manique Gunaratne

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon,

385 J3 Old Kotte Road,

Rajagiriya,

Sri Lanka.

MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 EVALUATION DAY

 

The final day was set aside for action plans and evaluations. Portraits of each participants were taken. Participants from the four countries made a video of a song sun in the local language of each country.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Ayasana speaking.

2 Ceres speaking.

3 Deepavali, Manique and Ayasana.

4 Group photograph of staff.

5 String game.

6 Manique speaking.

7 Leader of the day.

8 Susan speaking.

9 Preparing for the video.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Executive Committee Member for Advocacy and Lobbying for Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Sri Lanka Foundation for Rehabilitation of the Disabled

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.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique and Ayasana.

2 Delegates.

3 Participants.

4 Group photograph.

5 Manique and Hemamali.

 

 

Manique Gunaratne

Council Member – Cisco Networking Academy Council

MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 LOCAL TRAINING PLANNING DAY

All participants are required to do a local training for women with disabilities in their respective countries. The participants were trained on how to write a project proposal, budgeting, activities and action plans.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Delegates presenting.

2 Delegates discussion.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Member – Asia Pacific Women with Disability United

MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 BRILIANT AND RESILIENT PHOTO EXHIBITION

The Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibition  was to celebrate the power of women with disabilities. The international traveling exhibit featured portraits and vignettes of

30 women activists with disabilities from around the world. The exhibition was a space to promote networking and partnerships between women leaders

with disabilities and human rights, development, and government agencies. The photo exhibition was opened by Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and Ms. Susan Dunn from MIUSA. Ms. Simring Singhe, Country Director ILO (International Labour Organisation), Mr. Isuru Thilakawardane, Chair Person of Employers’ Network on Disability and Deputy Director General of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon were the special invitees at the event. WILD women delivered their powerful statements at the photo exhibition.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Photo and bio of Manique.

2 Susan presenting the Briliant and Reziliant book.

3 Ms. Simring Singhe lighting the oil lamp.

4 Ms. Simring Singhe, Susan and Ceres.

5 Manique and Ayasana.

6 Manique and Susan opening the photo exhibition.

7 Manique and Ms. Simring Singhe.

8 Manique speaking.

9 Manique with the portrait.

10 Photo exhibition.

11 Manique and Rama.

12 Samanthika, Sonali and Suranga.

Manique Gunaratne

Sub Committee Member of Policy Development Unit of Prime Minister’s Office on Vocational, Technical Training and Employment Forcusing on Persons with Disabilities

MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 TRAINING SKILLS DAY

The participants were trained on incorporating empowerment, Training Skill Building Exercises, role play, inclusive Development, Key concepts for inclusive development, Preparation for GDDI and Preparation for speaking at the photo exhibition.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Delegates presenting.

Manique Gunaratne

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

MIUSA – EFC WILD ASIA 2018 GENDER DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE – GDDI

At the Gender Disability and Development Institute participants met international agencies to make links for future colabarations. Following areas were covered at the GDDI.

Power of WILD video and Inclusive development key concepts

Development Organisations Pannel discussed on How to rank your organization,

Describe services/programs they provide, geographic priority target populations, opportunities for women with disabilities in their organization.

Funder panel discussed on Wwhat are their funding priorities,

How to apply for a grant and grant cycle, Tips for successful proposal, disability inclusion policies or practices they are already implementing, how well they are promoting inclusive development and  disability policies.

WILD women got the opportunity to be  consultants. Groups: Reproductive health, Economic Empowerment, Education, Political participation, identify priorities they have in common, potential partnership opportunities and develop relationships.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Ceres from MIUSA conducting the session.

2 Duriya speaking.

3 GDDI resource persons.

4 Group photograph.

5 Manique speaking.

6 Mr. Vajira Ellepola speaking.

7 Participants discussing.

8 Participants.

9 Peuoni from China speaking.

10 Resource persons speaking.

11 Sunita from India speaking.

Manique Gunaratne

Member – Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter