Sustainability & Peace

Institute of Social Development (ISD) is a non-governmental organization based in Kandy Sri Lanka, established in 1991 by a group of activists who works in the field of human right, labour, gender, and advocacy. The group initiated a dialogue on measuring the impact of development activities implemented by various sectors including government and NGOs in the plantation sector since 1948. The findings indicated that there have been no major qualitative changes taken place in the lives of the plantation worker community.

The group concluded that unless the marginalized communities are not empowered to demand and defend their ensured rights, outsiders cannot influence them for sustainable change. Thus, ISD executed various awareness programmes to empower the marginalized plantation community.

~ OVERVIEW ~

Project Tittle Funding Organization Project Duration Locations & Target Group
Plantation Communities strengthened and galvanized MSI 20 February 2019 - 19 February 2020 Plantation community - Kandy / Matale / Nuwara Eliya / Badulla Districts

Introduction to the Organization

The Institute of Social development (ISD) is a Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1991 to empower the marginalized and discriminated Plantation Communities in Sri Lanka. The ISD, from its inception, has been working in collaboration with the plantation based Trade Unions (TU), civil societies and like-minded agencies to build the opinion and sustain the campaign for the betterment of the workers.

Introduction to the Project

This project aims to strengthen the plantation community to advocate for their rights to achieve this target the project carryout the following activities:

Outcome 1

The Institute of Social development (ISD) is a Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1991 to empower the marginalized and discriminated Plantation Communities in Sri Lanka. The ISD, from its inception, has been working in collaboration with the plantation based Trade Unions (TU), civil societies and like-minded agencies to build the opinion and sustain the campaign for the betterment of the workers.

Activities

1.1.1 Selected local government members from identified local government bodies trained on amendments to the LGA and plantation development authority (32 of 2018) Act (30 of participants x 4 of one-day trainings)

1.1.2 Two, Three-day residential training workshop on issues faced by plantation communities the amendments to the LGA and the RTI Act for the street drama groups (20 participants x two 3-day residential workshop)

1.1.3 Conduct thirty-two street dramas in selected areas to increase public awareness on the amendments to the LGA and RTI Act

1.1.4 Training of youth, women, local estate leaders on the amendments to the LGA and plantation development authority (30 participants x eight, one-day trainings)

Impact of the Project

‘’End of this project create an enabling environment for plantation community easily access to local government services as a citizen. Youths and women voluntarily engaging the part of rights to advocating government bears.’’

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No Ds Division Estate SLPC/RPC
1. NUWARA ELIYA Nuwara Eliya

Goddelodge
Petro
Park
Kongodiya
Escadle

Plantation community - Kandy / Matale / Nuwara Eliya / Badulla Districts
2. NUWARA ELIYA Nuwara Eliya

Goddelodge
Petro
Park
Kongodiya
Escadle

Plantation community - Kandy / Matale / Nuwara Eliya / Badulla Districts