Social Welfare
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Samadeepa Samaja Kendraya - Inc.
Jayanthi Mawatha, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Samadeepa Samaja Kendraya
1-0005-04-1353-4
National Savings Bank, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
NSBALKLX
Citibank, New York (No. 36246344, National Savings Bank, Sri Lanka)
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Introduction
Understanding the necessity for promoting peace, Social justice, democracy, social integration and good governance in the country Samadeepa initiated action for the establishment of Peoples Assembly of Sri Lanka

How? (Mission)
Mission of the Peoples Assembly is to promote peace, social justice and good governance and to alleviate poverty and suffering through education, training, exchange of experiences, strengthening of civil society and project management.

Who (Pioneers)
Activities of the Peoples Assembly are carried out with the participation of a group of social development workers experienced in different fields at national and international levels based on the feelings of thousands of people and considering the ideas of more than 500 community based and non  governmental organizations scattered around the country.
Why? (Background)
Now, Sri Lanka is facing a post war situation. On the one hand bribery and corruption spread all over the society and on the other hand country suffers from different social evils including social disintegration crimes and violence. Efforts for social change become dull stories in a culture of distrust. This situation is aggravated in the globalization process. It is our belief that we have to re-strengthen the eternal law preached in the past by prophets of different faiths in order to deviate from this vicious circle.

What (Vision)
It is the vision, desire and wish of the Peoples Assembly that principles of good governance should be promoted  in relation to the government, political parties, religious institutions, private enterprises, trade unions, farmer organizations, non governmental organizations, community organizations and other peoples organizations based on the ancient religious teachings and modern humanitarian values. 

103 organizations have joined as members paying Rs. 1000/- each as membership fees. All 9 provinces are represented but the participation is of different levels. The following table shows this phenomenon.

01.    Peoples Assembly of Sri Lanka (PASL)
No
Province
No. of Organizations
Rating
1
North
11
Fair

2
East
07
Fair

3
North Central
45
Good

4
North West
03
Minimal

5
Central
05
Minimal

6
West
09
Fair

7
South
17
Fair

8
Uwa
02
Minimal

9
Sabaragamuwa
04
Minimal


Total
103
Good-1, Fair-4, Minimal-4
It is therefore clear that there is sufficient representation only from 5 provinces. Developing North and East and far away South and remote North Central seem to be all right comparing with the Western and Central provinces. Uwa and Sabaragamuwa are of course located in distant and remote areas. There are 25 districts within these 9 provinces. Some of these districts are not represented at all.

PASL has 2 major activities in relation to its member organizations, namely;

1.    Voluntary Pledge and

2.    Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs

This means all the members of an association present at the given time should individually take a vow saying that he or she will work against bribery, corruption, crimes and violence. They should also promise that they as a group will abide by the internationally accepted Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs. Thus, PASL has three major objectives in all its activities, namely;

1.    Peace among different communities, ethnic groups and religious groups and social integration.

2.    Good Governance in different sectors, public service, business community and civil society

3.    Strengthening CBOs / NGOs in order to achieve the above objectives.

In the circumstances we have planned to execute the following programme.


Activity

Amount US $
Targeted Participation
Individuals   
Organizations
1
Conducting workshops at provincial level on voluntary pledge and code of ethics (including travel cost, meals, hall charges and resource persons)
US$ 250 X 10 places
2 500


50 X 10 = 500


100
2
National seminars on voluntary pledge and code of ethics with the participation of 150 delegates. (including travel cost, meals, hall charges and resource persons)
Local: $5 X 100 people = $500
Outstation: $10 X 50 people= $500
( total $1000 )
No of seminars = 05
5 000


150 X 5 = 750

150

3
Postage, stationary, copying and printing
700
As above
As above
4
Translations
300
As above
As above
5
Coordination and administration
1500
As above
As above

Total
10000
1250
250
Overall results:
There will be around 250 members in the PASL covering all 9 provinces adequately at the end of the programme promoting peace, social justice, democracy, social integration and good governance.

Expenditure per person     -    US $   8.00
Expenditure per organization     -    US $ 40.00

Activity
Amount US$
1
Publishing advertisements in national dailies in all 3 languages Sinhala, Tamil and English
2 000.00


2
Preparing and printing study materials in all 3 languages Sinhala, Tamil and English
500.00


3
Developing a web site and improvements to communication system
1 000.00

4
Consultancies
500.00
5
Conducting an action learning degree program for civil society leaders -
400 x 10
4000.00

6
Library facilities
500.00

7
Administration / Coordination
1500.00


Total
10000.00
Overall Results

100 people from different social groups are supposed to join SAAGG with a view to receive Proficiency Proved Professional certificates, diplomas, higher diplomas, and hony. titles. Global University for Lifelong Learning - GULL and Victoria Global University - VGU will award associate degrees, general degrees, special degrees, masters, doctorates and other titles based on merits, work experience, education, studies, research activities and extra ordinary performances. These people will not add themselves to the number of job seekers from the government but will be job providers in different sectors particularly emphasizing on peace and good governance.

Expenditure per person - US $ 100.00

Sustainability

Since both PASL and SAAGG are based on the concepts of good governance sustainability is inevitably an essential component of the programme. In the course of the programme PASL will be strengthened as a national umbrella organization representing the civil society in Sri Lanka. SAAGG will financially support the PASL allocating a proportion out of its profits.
PASL will set an example for good governance at different levels. SAAGG will identify potential leaders and promote good governance through them conceptually and ideologically.

Therefore, the funds allocated for PASL and SAAGG cannot be viewed in a context of traditional donor - recipient relationship. Instead, this allocation will be an investment in the long run in a spirit of healthy partnership.

Tangible and measurable outcomes.

01.    Under PASL
1    Trained and motivated civil society leaders - 1250

2    Strengthened and committed CBOs , NGOs and companies - 250

3    Indirect beneficiaries - 15000

02.    Under SAAGG

1    Competent and recognized professional leaders and managers in different sectors. - 100

2    Well managed community or business enterprises with principles of peace and good governance - 100

4    Indirect beneficiaries - 1000

Total No. of beneficiaries - 16000
Cost per beneficiary  - US 1.25

02.    South Asian Academy for Good Governance (SAAGG)

Introduction
Understanding the necessity for promoting professional competence based on transparency, accountability and social responsibility Samadeepa initiated action for the establishment of South Asian academy for Good Governance (SAAGG)

Vision
A world where democracy will flourish with good governance, transparency, accountability, social responsibility, human rights and rule of law is the vision of the academy.

Mission
Promoting democracy, good governance, transparency, accountability, social responsibility, human rights and rule of law at all levels in all sectors in all parts of the world by awarding or facilitating certificates, diplomas, degrees, doctorates and other titles after training, counseling, guidance, examination, investigation, monitoring and evaluation is the mission of the Academy.
SAAGG will award Proficiency Proved Professional certificates, diplomas, higher diplomas, and hony. titles. It will also facilitate associate degrees, general degrees, special degrees, masters, doctorates and other titles  awarded by Global University for Lifelong Learning - GULL and Victoria Global University - VGU based on merits, work experience, education, studies, research activities and extra ordinary performances.

SAAGG will charge fees for its services and will be a financially viable venture. It will join the PASL as a member and will be a source of strength for it both ideologically and financially. International community is supposed to continue its relationship with SAAGG as well as PASL in order to give them international recognition. In the light of these facts we have planned to execute   the following programme.

Peace, Social Justice, Democracy, Good Governance, Social Welfare,  Social Development,  Social ResponsibilityTraining & Education, Savings and Credit, Empowerment of People, Advocacy, Accountability, Transparency,