SIVAN ARUL ILLAM
EMPOWERING THE VULNERABLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTH AND EAST OF SRI LANKA.
Providing women with job opportunities to be financially independent. Educating underprivileged children to reach their potential. Providing livelihood opportunities to the poorest to escape the poverty trap.
Dairy and Poultry farm in near Akkaraipathu
In Kannagipuram is near akaaraipathu, a very poor village where most of the villagers are unemployed or part time labourers . The Divisional Sectretary has given 2 acres of farm land to Sivan Arul Foundation to develop into a dairy farm. This is mainly to give job opportunitires and also to provide some vocational training. Any profits will put back into the community.
The work has already started by building a cage for the poultry and few goats have been purchased. we are working hard on developing this soon to house at least 15-20 cows. We would need generous support from everyone to make this project a great success.
A major project is underway to construct a vegetarian restaurant in Mullipalam, near the Thiruketheeswaram temple ( where the children home is situated). This is being built in a highway and we hope once up and functioning will attract many travellers. Sivan arul envisage this project giving job opportunities to many and will generate income for our other Sivan Arul humanitarian projects. It will be also used as a centre to train youngsters particularly children leaving the home in Thiruketheeswaram.
There are plans to build another centre nearer to the restaurant where there will be vocational training and production for incense sticks. Intellectually challenged youth will be given higher priority to work here.