The 7th Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), as a helping hand for unemployed widows to start a livelihood, gave training on making of hand bags. The training programme was organized by the Commanding Officer 7 SLAWC Major Chandrika Rajaguru assisted by her staff officers at J / Vasavilan Madya Maha Vidyalaya on Monday (23) morning to coincide with the World Widows’ Day.
Thirty six of Jaffna widows and thirty three of Sinhalese widows from the South attended the progeamme to get a comprehensive knowledge on making of bags at low cost. This was a good opportunity for women from the North and the South to share ideas and experience of life.
Ms Kamala Lojini, District Coordinator for Women Development-Jaffna assisted the Army by educating the participants through lectures and practical sessions during the workshop which will help them start a self employment
Ms Kanthi Kesu Pushpakala of Meesalai East, Ms Christy Kaushalya of Nallur and Ms W.M. Ranmenike of Dambulla addressed the gathering to share their experiences.
Principal of J / Vasavilan Madya Maha Vidyalaya Mr. T.V. Jeyanthan also extended his assistance to the programme.