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Switzerland Branch
Canadian Branch
French Branch
German Branch
Norwegian Branch
London Based Arobanam Children's Fund
The training institute
CWDR runs a training institute in Kilinochchi to give training to women who would otherwise completely miss out on any form of vocational training. The institute has been functioning since the
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year 2002. Most of our courses are six months long. Thus each year we are able to run two sets of courses one for the first half and the other for the second half of each year. The philosophy of our training institute is to accept any woman
in need and tailor the training to suit her ability. To date nearly 2000 women have passed out from our institute. We do not demand any prerequisite qualification for admission. We do not charge any course fees. We provide the resource material for the courses as far as possible. We provide free accommodation for out of town students.
Course in other locations
We have also conducted some of our courses described below in other districts on an ad hoc basis.
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We give four (computing skills, typing&shorthand, clothing technology, and home-economics) regular six month long courses. The tutors are paid the very minimum and most of them contribute their time and skill as a service to the women in need. Most students enroll for at least two of the four courses.


We have however also run one off specialist courses of one year duration.
Hairdressing and makeup course underway for girls
A training course for hairdressing and makeup has begun at our vocational training institute with funding from the SOLIDAR organization.(more)
Sewing training completed for women in Iranamanagar
Thirty five women from Iranaimanagar completed a sewing training course that was run by CWDR and funded by OXFAM. This training will enable the women to earn while at home caring for their children.(more)