Humanity & Inclusion implemented its first project in Sri Lanka in 1992, focusing on training rehabilitation professionals in Colombo and Jaffna. Today, our mission has expand to include numerous humanitarian services.
The predicament of people with disabilities within Sri Lanka has been exacerbated by three decades of armed conflict and natural disasters. Following the Tsunami in 2004, Sri Lanka suffered extensive damage, both physically and socially.
Areas of Intervention
Livelihood and Inclusive Local Development
Inclusive rights and policy
Humanity & Inclusion’s 44-person team provides support to people with disabilities, aging people and other individuals through inclusive employment and community social inclusion projects. The team also trains civil society organizations to provide job opportunities for people with disabilities.
As part of the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, teams promote the participation in society of women, particularly women with disabilities. There is organized training on women’s rights, equality and reconciliation, to help them build peace in their communities and feel more integrated. They are also conducting awareness about fundamental rights.
Humanity & Inclusion also provides rehabilitation care to children born with clubfoot. In addition, the organization raises community awareness of this issue and enhances the early detection of disability in infants and children.