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International Women’s Day

A group of 53 women community leaders chosen from eleven Dioceses, along with 12 Caritas Program Coordinators were felicitated at an event held on 31st March 2015 at Caritas Sri Lanka auditorium to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). All the participants were awarded with mementos in recognition of their contribution to the advancement of integral human development programs implemented by Caritas over a period of many years. In addition, the 53 women leaders were given cash grants of Rupees Five Thousand each and decorated with the traditional “Golden Shawl”. During the event, they shared their experiences and the achievements of their communities as well as testimonies of their personal growth since enlisting in the various social empowerment programs promoted by Caritas at grass root level. They also expressed their dreams for the future and the role they hope to play in animating rural communities towards social transformation.

This IWD event, conducted in both Tamil and Sinhala languages, was an initiative of the female staff of Caritas Sri Lanka National Centre and the welcome address on the occasion was delivered by Rev Fr George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka.

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