Gathering for Change
Elagala estate communities were unable to receive the development projects funded by government due to the lack of relationship and linkages with the government authorities. The government officers don’t visit these estates by saying various reasons such as language barrier, attitudes towards plantation communities, transport facilities and there was not have a functioning RDS to link with government.
After the formation of the committee ISD provides capacity building trainings such Leadership & governance, Gender, Right To Information & Political rights. With these trainings and the commitment, capacity and strengths shown by Elagala RDS, Rattota Predhesiya Saba decided to overruled by citing that according to the RDS regulation “RDS have to be 2 years old and 200,000 LKR on Bank account to obtain ae/R development prroject funded by government” however without any deposit the bank the Elagalla RDS able received Rs .400,000 LKR to construct road and 500,000 LKR. to construct school road by show their commitment towards community development.
The people who lived in this estate were benefited from the newly built roads. The Elagala Kawatha road save around 25 families easily reach the shools, hospital and other government institution. The school road save the children to reach the school in time and return with safety. Before the roads was construct the parents scared to send their girl children . After road was construction the children regula attendance increased.