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The Lions Club of Mallakam/Tellipallai which comes under the District 306-B1 of Lions Clubs International has set up a Vocational Training Centre in the North at Tellipalai especially for the benefit of young widows and orphans resulting from the Civil War that ended recently and the poor children from the rural schools in the area. This center is situated approximately 12 Kms from the Jaffna Branch and 2 Kms from the Chunnakam Branch.
Two members of the Lions Club of Mallakam/Tellipallai have made voluntary contribution by way of donating the land and constructing the building free of cost. They are conducting training courses in Sewing for young girls and widows with seven sewing machines. There are about 35 students in the Sewing section.
As this is going to be an ongoing project, the Lions Clubs International – District 306 B1 has formed a Trust, with selected members as the Trustees, to oversee the management of the Vocational Training Centre. The Lion’s LCIF grant has pledged to provide assistance to further develop this Centre, once it is full in operation.
The principal office bearers of the Lions Club of Mallakam / Tellipallai and the Committee of Management of the Vocational Training Centre appealed for the Bank’s assistance in setting up of computer classes and were looking for donors to purchase 8 computers, an Air Conditioner and the necessary fittings for the computer section. Members of the Lions Club who are qualified in IT, will be conducting training sessions.
The Bank has donated 8 computers and the other necessary equipments to the Vocational training Center for them to provide the necessary training to specially to the young women of the area hoping to provide them the necessary skills to make a living for themselves. The Bank hopes to uplift the living standards and the educational standards of these individuals by assisting the Vocational Training institute to start up this program.