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.
"Trophée de femmes" Germany 2016 - Environmental Award for Women of the "Foundation Yves Rocher"
24th of Februar 2016 - the 13th "Trophée de femmes" is awarded to the three selected prize winner in Germany by the Foundation Yves Rocher: In a special ceremony at the Solitude Palace in Stuttgart two awards have been given to Mrs. Maritta Koch Weser and Mrs. Susanne Hufmann for their remarkable environmental projects. However, the first prize was awared to Mrs. Andrea Launhardt and our environmental organisation NCS for their work and efforts in Sri Lanka since 2006.
A success which could not be possible without the support and efforts of our local team: the EDC teachers, Green Pioneer Team, students of the EDC and Women's Unit and our Nature Volunteers.
Thank YOU very much - Merci Beaucoup - Herzlichen Dank ! - Bohome Stuti !
10 year anniversary of our educational centre EDC
On 27th of May our Education Development Centre (EDC) in Aluthgama was opend 10 years ago for the first batch ever. On 29th of May the members of the NVA, NCS and EDC together with special guests, former students, women, friends and family this event was celebrated at the Aluthgama town hall.
In this celebration the founders of the EDC reviewed the past 10 years, explained the foundation and very beginning of the centre. The students of the EDC and women of the Women's Unit showed what talents we have - with special dances, dramas, songs in English and German, speeches and a fabulous fashion show with handmade cloth from our trained women.
At the end a small documentary was shown to give an introduction of the work and courses at the EDC. It will be available soon at our youtube channel.
Thank you very much to everyone, which have been with us and supported the EDC through all those years !!! Together we could archive this great result and with all of you we will be able to continue and develop it another 10 years or more.
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For further information or questions, please contact us under: info(at)naturevolunteers.com
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