Our Work


Empowering Communities

LEADS believes that every person has the inherent right to equitable opportunities, economic sufficiency and social justice. It is thereby committed to transform underprivileged and vulnerable communities into communities that are empowered and equipped to attain sustainable development through their own means. This is a process that requires a comprehensive assessment of needs and socio-economic barriers that prevent the impoverished and the marginalised from reaching adequate living standards. LEADS’ Community Transformation Unit implements specially designed Child-Centred Community Development (CCCD) and community transformation initiatives with the aim of promoting community participation at all levels of interventions and empowering identified communities to take ownership of their village development, while ensuring that all households are equipped to sustain their families’ needs. Thus, communities across Sri Lanka are weaned off a state of dependency and adequately empowered to be responsible stakeholders of sustainable development.

LEADS’ Advocacy Unit too intervenes in promoting gender-inclusive socioeconomic growth among vulnerable communities while also engaging in community development programmes with the aim of promoting child rights and well-being among rural communities.

NEWS


Empowering Communities

EMPOWERING YOUTH TO CHAMPION WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Sureniya, Sathyabaama and Dilani are three friends following a course in nursing at St. Anne’s Nurse Training Academy in Kotagala. On 27 August 2019, they …

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Empowering Communities

STRENGTH TO BUILD ANEW

The untimely demise of Shirani’s husband weighed heavily upon her but she did not have time to grieve her loss as the burden of her …

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Empowering Communities

STRONG WOMEN TO THE FORE

It is not uncommon for a Sri Lankan mother, sister, daughter or wife to undergo harassment in public spaces and live through domestic abuse in …

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Empowering Communities

HARVESTING HAPPINESS

Nadeeka is an enterprising young mother of two who lives in rural Mausirigama in Hambantota. In order to provide for her household needs as well …

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