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AUSTRALIAN AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATES WITH DISABILITIES

Do you want to be a leader in your field and make a difference in Sri Lanka? Australia Awards Scholarships are your opportunity to gain a world-class education and become an emerging leader for development with strong links to Australia. EFC Specialised Training & #Disability Resource Centre opened the doors to graduates with disabilities to develop their career with a Master’s degree in Australia. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre, and the Australia Awards team conducted training on applying for the scholarship in March 2021. An Australia Awards Scholarship provides the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian university. The career of persons with disabilities will benefit from new knowledge, leadership skills, and the links they create in Australia and the global alumni network. On their return home, they can make a vital contribution to the economic and social development of Sri Lanka. This will support creating an environment with dignity and justice for all persons with disabilities.

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

UNDER-GRADUATES WITH DISABILITY WILL BE TREATED IN THE MOST APPROPRIATE METHOD

The University of Colombo conducted training on Disability Awareness and Sensitization under the Faculty of Arts – AHEAD grant and implemented in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice (CEDREP) and the Staff Development Centre (SDC), the University of Colombo for the academic staff in December 2020. Ms. #Manique Gunaratne conducted the session on #disability etiquettes.

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Manique Gunaratne
Skype – manique.g

PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURS WITH DISABILITY AND SUPPORTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITY WITH ASSISTIVE DEVICES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre implements several programmes to promote entrepreneurs with #disability and support
persons with disability with assistive devices. White canes manufactured by Mr. Aruna Jayathilake, an entrepreneur with a disability were distributed among vision impaired persons
in all corners of Sri Lanka in January 2021. These white canes were sponsored by Mr. Gagana Lakruwan and Ms. Rupika Nanayakkara.

Handing over the white canes to EFC
Handing over the white canes to EFC
 Handing over the white canes to EFC
Handing over the white canes to EFC
Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
Handing Over White Canes To Be Distributed in North Western Province
Handing Over White Canes To Be Distributed in North Western Province
 Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
 Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
Handing Over A White Cane To A Vision-impaired Person
White Cane
White Cane
White Cane

Manique Gunaratne
Web: www.employers.lk

DISABILITY AWARENESS AND SENSITISATION

The University of Colombo conducted training on Disability Awareness and Sensitization under the Faculty of Arts – AHEAD grant and implemented in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice (CEDREP) and the Staff Development Centre (SDC), the University of Colombo for the non-academic staff in December 2020. Ms. #Manique Gunaratne conducted the session on how to provide reasonable accommodation for under-graduate with #disabilities.

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Manique Gunaratne
Fax – 0094112867946

MOBILISING WOMEN LEADERS WITH DISABILITY FOR INCLUSIVE RESPONSE TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre jointly organised the webinar on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID Pandemic’ in November 2020.

 Community and government responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic are further perpetuating domestic violence against women and girls with disabilities by the exclusion of women and girls with disabilities in decision-making processes, and denying women and girls with disabilities access to timely and vital communication, information, services, and protection measures.

This webinar was focused on the situation of women with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges they face, particularly on the issue of gender-based violence. Participants were encouraged to join this call to explore information on existing efforts and opportunities to work collaboratively to address this issue going forward.

The Guest Speaker was from the US Embassy – Mr Adam Smith. Project introduction was done by #Manique Gunaratne. common forms of GBV among persons with disabilities, Role of Mainstream Women Organisations and women with non-disabilities in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for women with disability, Importance of Sexual and reproductive health concerning GBV, Protection and Support systems available for GBV, What is GBV and How does violence intersect with gender and disability? Were discussed.

 Session on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Session on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Manique Conducting the Session
Manique Conducting the Session
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Presentation on Screen
 Session on Causes for GBV 
Session on Causes for GBV
UNFPA Presentation
Session on the Inclusion of Women with Disability into Mainstream Women Organizations
Session on the Inclusion of Women with Disability into Mainstream Women Organisations
 MIUSA Conducting the Session
MIUSA Conducting the Session

Manique Gunaratne
Mobile – 0094779571918

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR UNDERGRADUATES WITH DISABILITY

The University of Colombo conducted training on Disability Awareness and Sensitization under the Faculty of Arts – AHEAD grant and implemented in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice (CEDREP) and the Staff Development Centre (SDC), the University of Colombo for the academic staff in December 2020. Ms. #Manique Gunaratne conducted the session on how to provide reasonable accommodation for under-graduate with #Disabilities.

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Manique Gunaratne,
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon,
385 J3 Old Kotte Road,
Rajagiriya,
Sri Lanka.

MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, WITH A JUST A LITTLE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

People who live with #disabilities often face fear, discomfort, and hostility at a rate that far exceeds that encountered by those who do have no disability. The vast majority of such treatment is rooted in a basic lack of understanding about the challenges that come with having a disability, and the experience of sharing the world with people who do not. People often seek to fill in gaps in their knowledge, and when information is lacking, confusion and even fear may result.

Anyone wishing to overcome this experience them will be best served by first recognizing that a disability is a limited phenomenon. A physical disability may have a large impact on how an individual interacts with the physical world. A sensory disability may alter the gathering of information. These are conditions; however, in no way prevent the individuals who live with them from having unique personalities, talents, knowledge, humour, and lives.
People who live with disabilities have more in common than not with those who have no disability. We all share the same existence and the same basic needs.

In other cases, people who are living with a disability may have feelings about language that is not in keeping with the established guidelines for etiquette. Whatever the reason, the commonly recognized best practices of disability-related etiquette may not always be the preferred practices, and it is always most important for the most effective and respectful communication.

Disability etiquettes have been a huge challenge for people with disabilities. This includes customers as well as employees. Therefore, Employers need to sensitize their staff on disability etiquettes. Please make sure that at least a few staff members are sensitized on the above matter to treat your customers with dignity and justice. 

Ms. #Manique Gunaratne conducted the training in “Disability Etiquettes” for staff members of UNDP in October 2020.

Welcome to UNDP
Welcome to UNDP

Manique Conducting the Training
Manique Conducting the Training

Manique Conducting the Training
Manique Conducting the Training
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Manique Conducting the Training
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Presentation on Screen

Manique Gunaratne
CISCO International Trainer for I T E (Information Technology Essentials) and CCNA (Cisco Computer Network Associates)