Without Borders is an initiative led by a group of passionate young Sri Lankans aimed at building sustainable, community driven development models Island wide. The team follows a project based approach with a strong focus on ensuring quality and sustenance.
They have a mission of creating Education based community-led development models in rural communities in Sri Lanka. They work with three key focus areas in mind; empowerment of girls and young women as community leaders, innovative education and sustainable, community-led approaches.
Without Borders run two main initiatives: Idea Labs, where they work with community leaders in converting un-used community spaces in to creative spaces called Idea Labs which offers a comprehensive five staged curriculum in English, Digital Literacy and Leadership as well as a creative space for female Entrepreneurs in the area to whom an affordable work space is a crippling financial burden; and Impact Teams, where they train groups of local leaders with a special focus on Women and Young Girls to take up community projects of critical importance, i.e. fundraising, project management, conflict resolution and social impact.
PAWA is funding £2562 for 50 handpicked girls aged 13+ in high risk areas to join in on a year-long training and mentoring program. The program will actively recruit young girls who are out of school or at a higher risk of dropping out. The program will be divided in to 35 modules and will cover various topics. The program aims to create a batch of driven and empowered young women who will then be recruited into the project as community trainers. The graduates will then manage and run the program in their own schools or respective communities. Each graduate will in turn create their own circle of 5 mentees (Young girls) from their own community, creating a network of support.