a) Immediate Relief Fund:
· The NWC has, since 2011, been operating a “Rupees for Solidarity Scheme” which aims at:
a) providing immediate relief to women in distress, pending their access to other means of social aids; and
b) Strengthening solidarity ties between women.
· The immediate relief fund is funded by the Women’s Associations affiliated to the Council where each member of the association contributes a maximum of Rs 1 monthly.
· The amount disbursed varies from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000, and the amount funded is on a case to case basis, depending on the severity of the distress and vulnerabilities.
b) Adult Literacy Programme:
· The Adult Literacy Programme aims at equipping women with basic literacy and numeracy skills required to adapt themselves to the fast changing environment of our modern world, at the same time furthering their self development through Adult Literacy Courses in various outstations throughout the island.
c) Dressmaking & Related Craft Unit:
The above unit conducts training in dressmaking, embroidery and related crafts (see more).
d) Women’s Associations Unit:
The Women’s Associations Unit was set up to encourage women to:
regroup themselves into women’s associations;
disseminate information on women’s rights issues; and
promote of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE).