Where We Work: Sri Lanka
In this part of South Asia, as we’re committed to doing around the world, we promoted long-term growth by improving young people’s health and job readiness as well as the ability of local government and NGOs to support them.
Underscoring the critical role of youth employment in national recovery, our Tsunami Reconstruction Initiative helped the island nation rebuild by preparing young people to succeed as employees and entrepreneurs. In Sri Lanka, the initiative paid special attention to empowering thousands of young women with job readiness training. At a similar point in time our Planning for Life initiative saw members of our global partner network maximizing how they reached youth with critical reproductive health and family planning messages, resulting in a better informed, healthier young men and women.