United strength and ambition, creativity and care
to support the local community and protect the nature
of Sri Lanka = Nature Volunteers Association
Nature Volunteers Association (NVA) is a non-profit NGO based in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka. In 2006 the organisation was founded and registered as Social Service in Sri Lanka - additionally to our environmental NGO "Nature Conservation Society" (NCS), which has been registered in 2005 already.
In our work we support especially those with less acceptance and chances like children and women from low income families, people in need – to change their life to the better. While projects are mainly financed with financial support of partner organisations and foundations, running costs, staff salaries and social care activities are covered through donations. However, the long term goal of our NGO is to become independent and sustainable - to be able to cover all expenditures through earnings, which are generated through the projects itself e.g the sale of sewed products from the Women’s Unit.
Our mission is to create a healthy nature and local community, where all members have a life worth living: an environment where people care for each other, a nature lasting for the next generations to live in, a place where all women are respected and accepted and a save future for all children to grow up, develop and survive.
We want to inspire, aware, inform, amaze, move, give chances and heal to bring Sri Lanka's enviornment and humans - especially women and children - into a healthier and better future with care, respect and love for each other.
Opening of the new batik training and production unit
Our new project to improve the working conditions and training possibilities for local women of our Women's Empowerment Project – started in April 2017, thanks to the funding of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation.
On 15th of June was the highlight of the project with the opening of the new batik training and production unit - with the Honorary Consul Dr. Lohitha Samarawickrema and parliament member Mr. Piyal Nishantha as honorary guests.
Now the new vocational training for the local women can start.
United support for flood victims in Sri Lanka
In May 2017 many areas in Sri Lanka have been affected by heavy rain falls, which have caused floods and landslides. Although the country was supported by international donations – especially people from remote areas didn’t receive anything.
NVA was able to help some of them mainly in Matara and Kaluthara District as united flood aid together with their local partner ADRA Sri Lanka (picture down) as well as Lotus international e.V. and auxilio venire e.V. (picture up) their partner organisations from Germany.
In this way we could provide more than 6000 families with flood support packages (hygiene, household and school material, etc.).
A great collaboration – thanks to all our partners!
Begin of the new EDC City Centre in Aluthgama
Thanks to the great funding opportunity from Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken and our partner organisation LOTUS international e.V., Germany the NVA could built and equipped the new EDC City Centre, which will be the central IT education centre of the NVA for youth in Kaluthara District.
The centre could be opened in August and starts now with a new batch of students. The EDC is a TVEC accredited institute and begins for the first time with the new online registration for its students.
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For further information or questions, please contact us under: info(at)naturevolunteers.com
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