International Women's Day

Celebrating under the theme Invest in women: Accelerate progress

Naomi Booth :: Friday 8th March 2024 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/605/w288/photo-1.jpgOn this International Women's Day, 8 March 2024, Ocean Stars Trust would like to join with join the United Nations in celebrating under the theme Invest in women: Accelerate progress and celebrate  our work empowering women in Sri Lanka.

Over 75 women teachers work at our 30 preschools and have a secure income and are able to provide for their families. Over 100 women have attended sewing classes at our women's empowerment centres called Hope House 1 , 2 and 3. Having completed a 6 month course and gained an accredited certificate these women go onto finding employment at local garment factories or set up their own business from home sewing garments for family and friends.  

By investing in women, we can inspire change and speed the transition towards a healthier, safer, and more equal world for all.