The Webhamuva Project was showcased at the World Bank’s launch of the Small Grants Program (SGP) 2006 in Sri Lanka on April 6, 2006, as an example of the previous year’s funding under the same program. www.webhamuva.org was launched last year to ensure that the voices of the tsunami affected were heard widely and their interests and input were taken into consideration during the reconstruction and rehabilitation phase. Divakar Goswami, Director of Organizational Development and Projects at LIRNEasia made a presentation on the project and highlighted some of the findings. The presentation is available for download as a PDF document.
This project was partly funded by the World Bank’s Small Grants from 2005 and was implemented by LIRNEasia in partnership with Sarvodaya. It will run until June 2006.
Peter Harold, the country director of the World Bank in Sri Lanka, dispersed grant allocations to six selected civic society organizations and officially launched the SGP 2006. The award program this year supports and promotes youth involvement in development. The selected organizations will work with diverse youth sectors to empower them by building capacity and developing skills.