The Rotary Club of Jaffna in Sri Lanka was chartered on 8th April 1941.
A successful project run by the club has been the ‘Sewing Machine’ project. The club partnered with the Alliance Development Trust to reach out to female-headed households in
the north of Sri Lanka. A total of 100 sewing machines were distributed to female breadwinners in Jaffna. Most of the recipients were widows or wives whose husbands are disabled or not capable of earning a living.
Some very serious Rotarians at Nittawela Rugby Stadium
The sewing machines will provide a means for them to earn a living from the comfort of their own homes. The recipients of the sewing
machines who do not have tailoring skills will benefit from a training program and materials such as fabric and thread to start work. Assistance will also be provided to them with a
marketing program to help them sell their goods. Recently the Rotary Club of Jaffna organised a free Medical Camp and Health Awareness Program. This was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ascot in the United Kingdom. A wide range of medical checks were provided.
The Rotary Club of Jaffna meets from 5.00pm—7.00pm on Sundays.
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