Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Self-employment assistance centres open in Pooneryn

The Economic Consultancy House (TECH) a Kilinochchi based Non-Governmental Organisation, has opened a Sewing Training Centre and a Centre for Animal Husbandry Training, in the general area of Pooneryn.

The centres form a part of TECH’s self-employment assistance programme. The two centres were funded for by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The North-East has suffered heavily due to 25 years of civil war and the Tsunami disaster of December 2005.

It has also been virtually ignored from any development projects in the last 50 years and discriminated in various other sectors including education and vocational and technical skills training.

Unemployment for the region is currently around 40% compared to a national average of less than 15%. Many of the employed work as labours and are usually paid far less than the national average.

External Link: TECH WEBSITE

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