Projects, Programmes & Activities Initiated By BPW Sri Lanka  
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS ON:
How to Start a Small Business
How to Write a Project Proposal
How to Find a Market for Your Product & Access to Credit, Changes & Investments in the Stock Market
How to Take Your Business Overseas, Women’s Way to Success, Women & Environment, the Economic Situation in the Country, Public Speaking, Free & Fair Elections,
Access to Capital to Small & Medium Enterprises - Funded by CIDA
Strategy for Poverty Alleviation conducted in Hanwella, Matara & Hambantota with the assistance of the Ministry of Rural Development
Seminar on Career Guidance for 200 Students at the Tyrone Fernando Stadium conducted by BPW Moratuwa Branch.
Seminars & Workshops on Agriculture Farming, Fruit & Vegetable Preservation/ Dehydration, Mushroom Cultivation, Community Health and Pottery Making for the rural poor women in Hanwella
Workshops on Gainful Employment for the Rural & Urban Poor for Sustainable Development – funded by Bank of Ceylon, the Colombo Plan Secretariat, CIDA, NORAD, AGENT & TIPS
Demonstration on Cookery, Jewellery Making, and Pottery Painting for 75 Women by Ms. Mallika Joseph
Demonstration on Fruit & Vegetable Carving by Ms. Udumbara Jayasiri
A Talk on ‘Refugee Children’ by Ms. P. Sunethra Weerasinghe
An Awareness Programme on Accessibility to Public Buildings: ‘Enabling the Disabled’ by Dr. Ajith C.S. Perera – Oct. 2010
Workshop on Empowering Women held at the Rock Chalet, Kaduwela on 25th March 2012 to mark the International Women’s Day 2012
Workshops on Beauty Culture for 20 Young Employed Women – 2014
Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Kurunegala to 45 Young Women currently engaged in running their own enterprise & Women who want to commence their own enterprise – 2014
Workshop on Empowering Women - ‘Shakthimath Kanthawa’ held on 29th March 2015 to mark International Women’s Day 2015
 
TRADE FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS:
Three Local Trade Fairs with 50 Small Business Women comprising Local Handicraft & Food
Food & Craft Bazaar
Career Fair for Young School Leavers & Young Professionals
Small Trade Fair & Exhibition organised and held by the BPWSL Committee Members
Trade Fair & Exhibition organised with the contribution of 14 Members of the Colombo Plan
Trade Fair for Small & Medium Enterprises sponsored by Bank of Ceylon & People’s Bank
International Conference & Trade Fair on Development of Women Entrepreneurs
Art Exhibition by Chandragupta Tenuwara, Prasad Abu Bakar and Mohamed Cader
Exhibition of Painting and Sculptures by 40 Women Artistes held on International Women’s’ Day at the Sapumal Foundation Academy
Exhibition & Sale of Soft Toys, Pottery Painting and Wedding Cake Structures at the Public Library Hall with a Fashion Show by the Skills Development Division of the Charity Commissioner’s Office
Organised & Presented ‘Brides & Dancers of the World’ - a Festival of Brides with the participation of 30 countries
 
 
CONFERENCES:
 
Organised the Conference on PEACE with the participation of 10 countries
Three Delegations of Women were taken for World Conferences & Trade Fairs in Vancouver, London & Singapore
Represented Sri Lanka with a Delegation of 10 Members at the International Federation of Business & Professional Women (IFBPW) Asia Pacific Conference held in Singapore
Held the Asia Pacific Conference of IFBPW in Sri Lanka with the participation of Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore & Thailand
Represented Sri Lanka at the IFBPW Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan, 30th Nov – 03rd Dec 2012
Organised the International Conference on Economic Development & Eco Tourism to celebrate 20 Years of BPW Sri Lanka –inauguration at the Kingsbury Hotel; Conference at the BMICH with the participation of Ms. Susan Jones, BPW Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator, other foreign BPW Representatives & Delegates, 10–12th August 2013
Participated at CHOGM 2013: Commonwealth Businesswomen Sri Lanka Leadership Group – November 2013
Represented Sri Lanka at the UN-ESCAP South Asia Policy Dialogue on Women Entrepreneurship & Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation, Connectivity and Inclusive Development in South & South West Asia held in New Delhi, 27th - 29th Nov 2013
Represented Sri Lanka at the IFBPW South Asia Sub Regional Meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal , 22nd – 24th February 2015
   
PUBLICATIONS:
 
Published two booklets on:
  • How to Write a Project Proposal – funded by CIDA
  • Women’s Legal Rights
   
ACTIVITIES:
 
Health Camp held in Kahatapitiya, Kaluaggala: 20 Medical Doctors, attended by 400 patients who were treated with free medicine
Health Camp held at the Lenewara temple grounds: 10 Medical Doctors, 10 Ayurvedic Physicians, 03 Eye Technicians: 500 patients were treated with free medicine
Health Camp in Medirigiriya in the Polonnaruwa District: issued 200 pairs of spectacles with free medicine
Health Camp at Makaldeniya Estate in Haputale: provided free medicine for the plantation workers
Health Camp for 500 Refugees in the war affected areas in the North Central Province with free distribution of medicine, dry rations and clothes
Breakfast and lunch provided to 1000 refugees in the war-affected areas in two villages of Palliyagodalla & Illukpitiya
Lunch to 1000 Tsunami victims were provided for five days
Distribution of food, medicine and stationery for Tsunami victims in Moratuwa, Kalutara and Galle
Distribution of 25 water tanks for Tsunami victims
Eye Camp in Boralugoda: provided 115 pairs of spectacles
Eye Camp in Mawathagama in Kurunegala: provided 100 pairs of spectacles
Provided roof tiles for 25 houses in the Polonnaruwa District
Upliftment of 10 existing dwellings of the poorest of the poor in Munamale, Kaluaggla
Set up the 1st Global Peace Village in Illukpitiya, Polonnaruwa providing 30 families with housing and water - 2002
Construction of a Water Tank to provide purified drinking water to the villagers of Illukpitiya: Donated by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan
Donation of a fully-fledged Playground to the village children by Ms. Rohini Cooray, a former President of BPW Sri Lanka
Launch of Project ‘Change’ in 2011 to help less privileged school children
Donation of a House to a poor family in Hanwella under the Project ‘Change’ - 2011
Handed over 05 Executive Tables for the use of Principals in five schools in Hanwella: Donated by the Colombo Plan – 2011
Provided a packet of milk each for students of Sri Siddhartha Kanishta Vidyalaya, Kaluaggala on a weekly basis from 2010-2012
Handed over 30 Nos. Desks to Kalatuwawa West Vidyalaya, Thummodera: Donated by Elizabeth Moir International School - 2012
Handed over 20 Nos. Desks to Wagawatte Tamil School: Donated by Elizabeth Moir International School -2012
Distribution of 1000 school bags containing the entire book list, a pair of shoes and socks each to 1000 students from 06 schools in Hanwella – 2012
Donation of Lunch and Dry Rations for 500 less privileged children & villagers - 2013
150 school bags containing the entire book list, a pair of shoes and socks each with Lunch, Ice-Cream, Packets of Biscuits, & Milk distributed to 150 students of Lahirugama Buddhist Kanishta Vidyalaya & Wagawatte Tamil Kanishta Vidyalaya and 2014
Lunch, Ice-Cream, a Bag of Dry Rations & Clothes distributed to 350 villagers in Hanwella – 2014
 
   
OTHER:
 
Gertrude Mongella Award to Agromart Foundation by Hon. Minister Kingsley T. Wickremaratne
Poetry Reading & Launch of 03 Books of Poetry by Ms. Rohini Gunaratne Cooray at the British Council
Fund Raiser – Music For A Cause I at the Russian Cultural Centre, Nov. 2006 Water Project for the Global Peace Village, Illukpitiya:
Fund Raiser – Music For A Cause II at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, Oct. 2007 Drinking Water Project for the Global Peace Village, Illukpitiya:
Fund Raiser – Music For A Cause III at the Russian Cultural Centre, Sept. 2008 to provide water for agricultural purposes for the Global Peace Village,Illukpitiya
Fund Raiser – Festive Bonanza (Bazaar)at the Public Library Auditorium – Nov. 2009
Fund Raiser – Festive Bonanza (Bazaar)at the Public Library Auditorium–March 2010
Fund Raiser – Sing-a-Long at the BMICH, Nov. 2010 to supply water & sanitation to 10 houses built by BPW Sri Lanka in Munamale, Kaluaggala
Fund Raiser – ‘Tittle Tattle’ at the Hilton Colombo, 07th May 2015 to raise funds to construct wells in the Global Peace Village Illukpitiya in the Polonnaruwa District
 
   
BPW Sri Lanka: Programmes in Progress
 
 
 
 
 
Business and Professional Women Sri Lanka (BPWSL) was founded in June 1993 with the aim of raising the status and quality of living standards of women in Sri Lanka, and is affiliated to the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. (IFBPW)

We are a non- governmental, non-profit, non- political group of women nationally and internationally, who concern ourselves with the problems faced by women. As such, we realise the need to promote the interests of women and children. In order to do this, we appeal to you as women, to join us and help us with our programmes to make a better and prosperous Sri Lanka.

A Series of Workshops on the theme ‘Shakthimath Kanthawa’
     The first Workshop conducted on 29th March 2015
Short Term Courses on:
     Shoe Manufacturing – SLR 11,300.00 cost per participant /per course

We welcome your donations to:
BPW Sri Lanka
No. 7, Rotunda Gardens
Colombo 3, SRI LANKA
Tel/ Fax: +94 11 4502147
Email: bpwslk@gmail.com

Please draw your cheque in favour of ‘Business & Professional Women Sri Lanka'
Seylan Bank Current A/C No: 0420 35310706 001 Kalubowila Branch
 
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BPW International Asia Pacific Regional Conference,Auckland-New Zealand from 08th to 11th April 2016
21st Annual General Meeting of BPW Sri Lanka held on 17th December 2015 at the CR & FC
TOUR TO TAIWAN: 30TH SEPT–06TH OCT 2015
Training on Hair Cutting &Pineapple Cake Making to Members of BPWSL - Sponsored by BPW Taipei Ten Yuan Club
Inauguration of Shoe Manufacturing Project funded by the Ten Yuan Club, Taipei of BPW Taiwan - 2015
International Federation of Business &Professional Women - South Asia Sub Regional Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal – February 2015
Distribution of School Stationery & Shoes, Dry Rations and Alms Giving to Students and Villagers- 2014
Distribution of School Stationery & Shoes, Dry Rations and Alms Giving to Students and Villagers- 2014
International Conference on Promotion of Economic Development, Trade & Eco Tourism - BPWSL Celebrating 20 Years of Dedicated Service, Colombo - 2013
Distribution of School Stationery & Shoes to Students- 2013
Donation of a House to Project 'CHANGE' Child's Family by BPW Sri Lanka - 2013
Donation of a House to Project 'CHANGE' Child's Family by BPW Sri Lanka - 2013
International Federation of Business &Professional Women - Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan – 2012
Other Activities
BPW Sri Lanka: Projects & Programmes to be Implemented

Business and Professional Women Sri Lanka (BPWSL) was founded in June 1993 with the aim of raising the status and quality of living standards of women in Sri Lanka, and is affiliated to the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. (IFBPW)

We are a non- governmental, non-profit, non- political group of women nationally and internationally, who concern ourselves with the problems faced by women. As such, we realise the need to promote the interests of women and children. In order to do this, we appeal to you as women, to join us and help us with our programmes to make a better and prosperous Sri Lanka.

WOMENS EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS

‘ShakthimathKanthawa’ Power Women – a series of seminars on Empowerment of Women
Skills Development Training for Women

10 Training Courses
25 participants per course

Short Term Courses on:

Shoe Manufacturing – SLR 11,300.00 cost per participant /per course
Curtain Making - SLR 10,500.00 cost per participant /per course

WATER PROJECT - Total Cost: SLR 1,164,050.00

06 Ground Water Wells to be built in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka

EDUCATE A CHILD – Donations could be made monthly @ SLR 1,000.00 Per month

School Stationery to be provided per child per year according to their book list with material for school uniform, school bag, pair of shoes and socks

We welcome your donations to:

BPW Sri Lanka
No. 7, Rotunda Gardens
Colombo 3, SRI LANKA
Tel/ Fax: +94 11 4502147
Email: bpwslk@gmail.com

Please draw your cheque in favour of ‘Business & Professional Women Sri Lanka’
Seylan Bank Current A/C No: 0420 35310706 001 Kalubowila Branch