THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING AT MANACARE!

The Textile & Design programme works in partnership with Manacare. This charity runs a community based project that acts as a training and education centre to empower local women and house disadvantaged families. You can find everything from a dentist to a pre-school at Manacare! 

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MANACARE's PRODUCTS

Manacare has been making various products to supply the local tourist industry for over a decade! These products bring in money to help support all the projects they have running. However, the profit that’s generate from them is often quite small so although it covers the staff wages it struggles to find the money to support other areas of the charity. Our programme aims to deliver value-added products that can make a better return. All the profit made from the products goes directly to Manacare!

HOPES & DREAMS VILLAGE

The village of ‘hope & dreams’ is Manacares’ key project in Sri Lanka which is located in Telwatta (5 miles north of Hikkaduwa). The Textile & Design programme is partly based at their workshop and this is where you will conduct some of your product design & development work. The project is ran by a lovely English lady called Joy, who has employed 10 ladies who are very friendly and will look after you. 

 
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    AIMS FOR MANACARE

    • Providing paid employment for local mothers in the community.
    • Enhancing and training new textile skills to mothers from the community.
    • Teaching skills and training women in IT.
    • Teaching local women to swim.
    • Providing free physiotherapy to special needs children.
    • Enhancing and training new textile skills to mothers from the community.
    • Supporting local women to start-up businesses.