Formation of Mangaiyar Mandrama
Thiraimadu Swiss Kiramam group – I & II
War Widows Livelihood Projects
Currently, there are over 90,000 woman-headed families in the North and East. The breadwinners
generally comprise war widows and single parents (husbands in military custody or have deserted, or
raped victims). Hundreds of them are physically challenged. Many of them belong to the lowest of the
lowly section of the society in the North and East and, being women, are also the most vulnerable.
Working together as a group will give greater strength to the members, a sense of comradeship and
most importantly accountability to each other.
Special Needs children
Through ORHAN, SCOT has contributed to the annual rehabilitation of special needs children attending
the ‘Puthuvazhvu Poonka’ training centre in Vavuniya. The training centre provides children with
nutritional supplements, medical screening checks, physiotherapy, speech therapy, provision of sign
language classes and vocational training to name a few of their valuable services.
Relief and rehabilitation support
Over the last couple of years, the majority of our annual budget has gone to organisations providing
immediate life saving activities for the war affected communities in the North and East of the country.
The activities implemented by our partners have included food distribution, nutritional supplements for
pregnant mothers, provision of clothes, mats and other non-food items and the running of medical
camps. Following this, rehabilitation support to communities to enable them to restart their livelihoods is
essential. SCOT has supported CWD to buy simple items such as notebooks, pens and bicycles for
school children and funding for women to start small businesses.
Siddha Medicine Unit, University of Jaffna
This project supported the setting up of a medicinal herb garden in the Jaffna Town area by staff from Jaffna University at Kaithady. The Siddha medicine students at the university felt that the development of an indigenous herb garden was necessary for teaching purposes as well as to protect these rare local herbs from extinction. Local knowledge together with the location of these medicinal herbs throughout the district was being lost due to widespread and frequent displacement of the population.
SCOT Scholarship Fund
In 2009, SCOT established a scholarship fund for students in the Eastern Province. A-Level students who face financial difficulties to pay for their education but who show academic potential are chosen from all three faith groups (Muslim, Hindu and Christian) through a respected panel of religious leaders.
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