Canada to provide self-employment help to Jaffna widowed women

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 August 2008, 03:46 GMT]
Canadian government, with the help of the local Humanitarian Organization, Human Development Centre (HUDEC), has initiated a project to assist widows functioning as the head of the family to find self-employment, Rev. Fr. Jeyakumar, director of HUDEC said. 230 women of the nearly 30,000 widows in Jaffna peninsula, were selected from six Regional Secretariat divisions as beneficiaries in the first stage, Fr Jeyakumar added.

The beneficiaries were selected from Point Pedro, Karaveddi, Ch’ndilippaay, Chavakachcheari, Oorkaavatu’rai and Jaffna Regional Secretariat divisions on the recommendation of the respective Regional Secretaries and Village Officers.

Majority of the beneficiaries are fisher families from coastal areas who lost their livelihood due to ban on fishing imposed by the Sri Lanka Security forces, according to civil society sources.

Canadian government has allocated ten million rupees for the first stage of the project.

The beneficiaries are to receive Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 70,000 to rear cows, goats and poultry as means of self-employment.

HUDEC will assist the beneficiaries to draw plans for the self-help scheme.

More than 30,000 widows and their families affected by the continuing atmosphere of war in the peninsula depend entirely on the relief assistance given by the Sri Lanka government.

10,583 widows in the peninsula are found to be the single member left in the family while 5,798 widows are the head of a family with one child, and 3,992 with two children.

3,132 widows function as the head of a family consisting of three children, while there are more than 7,000 of them with more than three children.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=26650