HUDEC Caritas Jaffna Past Endeavors
Since 1990 concentrated on organizing vulnerable people as a group and empower them with help of the gospel values.
From 1992 to 2004 providing micro finance assistance for the groups, women empowerment programme and psychosocial programme and empower the preschool education.
2005 to 2010 in view of rehabilitate the Tsunami victim and other natural hazard victims. Through this programme provided more than 950 permanent houses and provide more than 10,000 livelihood assistance and constructed more than 40 preschools and continues education assistance for more than 1000 children who are in the children home.
2009 after the war there were 11,840 IDPs were kept in five camps. We provided supplementary such as vegetables, coconuts, fish, eggs, onion and other essential cooking items for daily more than nine moths till 2010 January. Still it was remember by all the refugees and the Government officials.
After 2010 the major programme concentrated Integral Human Development Community Empowerment. Under this programme identified 21 vulnerable village people were empowered and formed as a group and capacitate them to proceed towards integral human development. Under this programme the following four components were priorities and continued for three years.
- Community Mobilization Empowerment
- Social Justice and Sustainable Peace
- Psychosocial Care
- Community Based Disaster Preparedness
Since after the war till 2014 our activities were restricted by PTF procedure but with our good rapport we able to construct 156 semi-permanent shelters and 110 core houses with LVH assistance.
2015 after the new presidency with his good governance approach our objectives were shifted from relief to development.
Programmes implemented in Jaffna Diocese in the Year 2016
Educational Support for most vulnerable and poor children of Jaffna Division
Funded by Caritas Korea
The programme commenced in May 2014 for one year and continued to 2015 and 2016 scheduled for completion in Dec 2016.
Focused group is year 5 scholarship students
Initially considered 158 children in 6 vulnerable schools.
Then in 2016 extended to 175 students and included some students from other three schools.
Major contribution is supporting
–Educational materials and tuition support
–Provide nutrition packages
–Extra learning classes and support with model exam papers
Improve the Learning Capacity of the Children through Joyful Learning
Duration 1st of March 2016 to 31st of December 2016
Location Education Zone Chankanai Vaddukoddai
J/ Vaddu West American Mission Tamil Mixed School,
J/ Arali North AMTMS,
J/Thunaivi North A.M.T.M School
Major objective is to provide assistance to the students, teachers, schools and the parents to upgrade the children education through joyful learning process.
Promoting Healing and Reconciliation for Sustainable Peace in Sri Lanka
Funded by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC
The programme commenced in June 2012 for one year and continued up to 2016 for the different focus groups and it will be continued for next year also.
Four villages were considered at target areas
The main focus group is war affected victims such as widows, CBOs, youth and school students.
The major activities concentrated on reconciliation and followed the LLRC recommendation.
Teaching other language and inter village exposure visits created avenues towards reconciliation for the participants.