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CRC funds WUSC Sri Lanka project.

With a $10.9 million allocation from the Canadian Red Cross The Canadian Red Cross Society is a Canadian humanitarian charitable organization.

It was established in the fall of 1896 as an affiliate of the British Red Cross Society (then known as the National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War). Colonel Dr.
, the World University Service of Canada will expand its vocational training program for tsunamiaffected women and youths in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (srē läng`kə) [Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop. . The program is designed to provide quality, employment-oriented vocational training, with priority being given to tsunami and conflict affected women, orphans, and disabled youth.

Training begins with instruction about gender awareness, nutrition, personal finances, health and safety, as well as the rights and responsibilities of workers. Students are then given training in trades where there is a demonstrated labour shortage in their community, such as: carpentry, masonry masonry: see brick; concrete; stonework; tile.

Craft of building in stone, brick, or block. By 4000 BC, Egypt had developed an elaborate cut-stone technique.
, plumbing, electronics, or engine repair. Afterwards af·ter·ward   also af·ter·wards
At a later time; subsequently.

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, trainees receive hands-on experience with employers. Others may receive entrepreneurship training and are assisted to start their own businesses.
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Title Annotation:Canadian Red Cross Society, World University Service of Canada
Publication:Community Action
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Apr 24, 2006
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