Tag Archives: #STDRC

ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO SUPPORT LIVELIHOOD ACTIVITIES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & #Disability Resource Centre trains persons with disabilities to develop their employability skills and support them in livelihood activities by providing assistive devices. The software and assistive devices unit took another initiative to sponsor a wheelchair to a wheelchair user in a very remote area in Rajanganaya in Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka. The wheelchair was sponsored by Ms Randima Attygalle and her team. These wheelchairs are manufactured by Rehab Lanka. These wheelchairs are manufactured by persons with diverse disabilities and given to persons with disabilities to be independent in their day to day activities. Sumith met with an accident by falling from a tree and becoming a wheelchair user. With the support of this wheelchair, he will promote his livelihood activities. Sumith is an entrepreneur with a disability who manufactures coconut ikle brooms and spoons. Sumith manufactures these products at his residence. He has a small shop by the side of the main road. He uses this specially designed wheelchair to sell his products.  

Sumith using the wheelchair
Sumith using the wheelchair
Sumith using the wheelchair

Sumith using the wheelchair
Sumith using the wheelchair

Sumith using the wheelchair
Sumith using the wheelchair

Sumith using the wheelchair
Sumith using the wheelchair

Sumith using the wheelchair
Sumith using the wheelchair

Sumith using the wheelchair
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Products made by Sumith
Sumith's Shop
Sumith’s Shop
Wheelchair
Wheelchair
Sumith on Wheelchair
Sumith on Wheelchair
Sumith on Wheelchair

Sumith on Wheelchair
 Sumith on Wheelchair 

Sumith on Wheelchair

Manique Gunaratne
FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000521211893

INCLUSIVE RESPONSES TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organised a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in North Central Province in February 2021. The programme was held at the Sahana Association for the Disabled in Anuradhapura.

Among the areas covered were:

  • Mechanisms behind how violence intersects with gender and disability.
  • Reflection on caregiver’s experience on gender-based violence faced by women with disabilities and awareness on the role and responsibilities of caregivers during pandemics.
  • Challenges and methods to overcome these barriers during the pandemic by women with disabilities concerning gender-based violence.
  • Educating on the support systems available for women with disabilities related to gender-based violence locally.
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Introduction of the Programme
Introduction of the Programme
Trainer & The Sign Language Interpreter
Trainer & The Sign Language Interpreter
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
The participant with Trainer
The participant with Trainer
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Session on the services available on GBV
Session on the services available on GBV
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
Participants
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Role Play
Participants and Resource Persons
Participants and Resource Persons
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Awarding Certificate
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign Language Interpretation

Manique Gunaratne
Web: http://www.employers.lk

MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES

A group of persons with diverse #disabilities (vision impaired, partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing, physical disability, wheelchair users and slow learners) successfully completed a course of study in Microsoft Excel at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre in April 2021. The training was conducted by Ms Manique Gunaratne. The target group included job seekers, school leavers, under-graduates and people who are employed.

Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities
Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities
Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities with Staff
Persons with Physical and Learning Disabilities with Staff
Vision Impaired Trainees
Vision Impaired Trainees
Hearing Impaired Trainees
Hearing Impaired Trainees
Trainer with a Hearing Impaired Trainee
Trainer with a Hearing Impaired Trainee
Training Session
Training Session
Training Session
Training Session
 Training Session
Training Session
 Training Session
Training Session

Manique Gunaratne
E-mail – maniqueg@empfed.lk, manique.g@gmail.com

MITIGATING GENDER-BASED AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organised a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID Pandemic in Eastern Province in February 2021. The programme was held at the National Institute for Social Development (NISD) in Ampara. Women with and without disabilities and men with and without disabilities were trained as training of trainers (Tot). Some of the areas covered during this programme were:

  • Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).
  • Understanding on SRH and Sexual violence for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Educating on Family Planning, Subfertility and Abortion for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Prevention of Sexual Violence for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic and instructions for legal assistance.
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Participants
Participants
Participants at the session on GBV
Participants at the session on GBV
Participants
Participants
Interactive Session
Interactive Session
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Welcoming of Participants
Welcoming of Participants
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Lighting the Digital Oil Lamp
Lighting the Digital Oil Lamp
Sharing Experiences
Sharing Experiences
Sharing Experiences
Sharing Experiences
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
 Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Sign Language Interpretations
Sign Language Interpretations
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan
Preparing the Action Plan

Manique Gunaratne
Fax – 0094112867946

SUPPORTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WITH ASSISTIVE DEVICES

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & #Disability Resource Centre provides assistive devices for persons with disabilities to be independent and develop their employability skills. Mr Lalith Wickramasinghe received a wheelchair sponsored by Ms Sharmeen Falaldeen in July 2021. Mr Lalith Wickramasinghe is a disability activist who supports many persons with disabilities at the grassroots level to achieve their rights in the Puttlam district.

Wheelchair User
Wheelchair User
Handing over the Wheelchair
Handing over the Wheelchair

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