In Colombo, the German Embassy signed an agreement with Human Link (Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities) on a grant of over Rs.2 million to promote inclusive physical and psychological health care of children with disabilities.
Human Link, the implementing partner of this micro-project, operates a resource centre for persons with disabilities since 2007 in the district of Ampara, which focuses on many aspects, ranging from special education, skill development, healthcare, and as vocational training and religious and cultural activities.
The funds provided by the Embassy will be utilized to establish a fully-fledged student-centered Occupational and Physiotherapy Unit in the centre in Maruthamunai, Ampara, with the procurement of appropriate learning materials, assessments, and coaching equipment to facilitate needs of children with disabilities.
Furthermore, the voluntary staff of Human Link will receive training by qualified experts to use the materials appropriately and to assist the youth with physiotherapy. Human Link will also conduct awareness sessions coupled with parent motivational programs.