What We Do
We provide a safe, secure, and enriching environment for Sri Lanka’s youth to empower Sri Lanka’s youth and provide them with key skills that they need to get employed.
There is no individual solution for breaking the cycle of poverty. Unemployment amongst young adults from areas of extreme poverty is much greater than unemployment amongst the general population. Lack of education and training are frequently identified as primary causes of unemployment for young adults from impoverished communities such as the ones we are assisting in Colombo.
Additionally, there is a mismatch between the education and skills that job seekers have and what the local economy desires. Youth unemployment has a profound effect on families in impoverished communities, as waiting for employment poses a greater burden on poorer families. Poverty and unemployment rates are disproportionately high in vulnerable groups such as youth and woman. Unemployment not only has an economic effect, but it has a long term negative impact on a young adult’s self-confidence.
The La Sallian Community Education Center seeks to channel the energies of Sri Lanka’s youth into doing something productive, and equips them with much needed life skills to help them enjoy better lives asthey grow into adults.
The La Sallian Community Educaiton Services Center believes that the only way to create sustainable development in our community is through the collective efforts of all its constituents. We believe that the youth, their parents, and our workers need to work together to create lasting positive change.
We teach our youth readily employable skills and how to be self-sufficient in Sri Lanka’s turbulent economy. We do our best to place them into jobs that suit their interests and offer career counseling to help them make better decisions.
Doctors, health workers, and field workers all address the parents about the progres of their youth, and provide necessary information on how to live healthy lives.
Occasionally members of our community come together to celebrate and bond with one another. The annual Sinhala/Tamil New Year’s celebration is one such occasion (pictured above).
Students in Training
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