HELP TO

The needy

At OPEnE, we believe in collective and sustainable development. We work with women, men, children and youth at different levels of community to build their capacity.

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We help to empower our community
What we do
The Organisation of People for Engagement and Enterprise (OPEnE) is a local, grassroots, non-profit development organisation based in the Mannar district of Northern Sri Lanka. Established in 2016, with the support of ZOA , OPEnE has helped to empower communities by working with both state and non-state service providers to improve education and community capacity-building services.

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s thirty-year civil war, we have been working towards improving the livelihoods of war-affected communities and nurturing socio-economic development initiatives within the region. Our outcomes have been very pleasing and have primarily been achieved through educational initiatives aimed at empowering women and children and through promoting climate justice in the area.
"We have partnered with OPEnE on a number of community projects and projects involving sustainability. We are indeed happy to have come across OPEnE as they were very transparent in the projects they undertook with our funding."
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Education

Education

Working closely with the local communities to implement our literacy and ICT education programs.

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Community Capacity Building & Women Empowerment

Community Capacity Building & Women Empowerment

To empower and build capacity of economically active women by providing them with training, business and management skills.

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Social Cohesion

Social Cohesion

Social cohesion refers to the strength of relationships and the sense of solidarity among members of a community.

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Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

Economic empowerment involves both the ability to succeed and advance financially and the power to make and act on economic decisions.

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Food, Climate & Natural Resources

Food, Climate & Natural Resources

The natural resources have to be preserved for the future generation while serving the present generation. OPEnE insists that sustainable and climate-smart practices are employed to fulfill day-to-day needs of the people.

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Disaster Preparedness And Emergency Response

Disaster Preparedness And Emergency Response

This consists of a set of measures to better respond and cope with the immediate aftermath of a disaster, whether it be human-made or caused by natural hazards.