Annual General Meeting - Jaffna

The self-employed women forum namely “Women In Self Employed – WISE’ are operating in Kopay and Sandilipay Divisional Secretariats since 2014. This organization has been established with the women federation supported under the Gender Economic Empowerment Project implemented by FRIENDS with the financial assistance of FORUT. The financially backward women are the target group of the project and there are 400 such women in both divisions by now. All these women have initiated their own income generating activities with the guidance and support given by FRIENDS.

In year 2014, WISE Kopay and Sandilipay conducted their first annual general meetings. The second annual general meetings were conducted on 23 November 2015 with the participation of all members and special invitees.

The meeting of WISE Sandilipay was conduct at the auditorium of the Divisional Secretariat in the morning hours of 23 November 2015. The Divisional Secretary - Ms.U. Yasotha, NGO Coordinator, Jaffna - Mr. N.Thayaparan and many other government officers participated in the meeting.

WISE Kopay general meeting was held on the same day afternoon in the presence of the Jaffna District Secretary / Government Agent - Mr. N. Vethanayagam, Divisional Secretary Mr. M. Pratheepan and many other government officers.