The project designed has been implemented by SWOAD organization with the financial assistance provided by EU-UNDP with the main objective of carrying out activities such as providing livelihood support for vulnerable persons living in Pothuvil, Thirukkovil, Alayadivembu, Sammanthurai , Navithanveli, and Irakkamam divisional secretariats of Ampara district, mobilizing the community based organizations , creating awareness on protection of coastal areas and providing training among male and female youths on leadership and good governance.
Nearly a sum of Rs.9.6 million has been allocated for promoting livelihood of vulnerable persons by way of distributing tools and equipment for them to engage in employment activities. Accordingly, 480 beneficiaries have been identified on the first phase and support provided for 300 beneficiaries. In pursuance of these activities, a program of distributing tools and equipment for the rest of the beneficiaries (180) has been organized at the Conference Hall of SWOAD organization in Akkaraipattu on 15.06.2017
At this program presided by Mr. V.Paramsigam, the President of SWOAD, Mr. Thusitha Vanigasinghe, the Government of Agent of Ampara district participated as the chief guest and graced it. Besides, Mr. Gunapalan, the Deed of South Eastern University Management, Dr. Miss. Anusia Senathirajah, the Senior Lecturer, Mr. Manoj, the Field Associate of SDDP project for Ampara district and the Assistant Secretary and Planning directors have also participated and graced the occasion.
This project has been implemented with monitoring and guidance provided by Mr.K;Premalathan, the Program Manager and Mr. Y.Sugendrarajah, the project officer of SWOAD organization.
It is notable that the SWOAD has been an NGO established in 1995 by Mr. S.Sethurajah and guided its activities for the welfare of communities during the war situation and the tidal waves that erupted. He mobilized funding from international communities for the purpose and won the hearts of people at district and international level.