UNDP in Sri Lanka and Citi Foundation has recently conducted a program for persons with disabilities at The Employers' Federation of Ceylon. The program is created through its flagship entrepreneurship initiative - Youth Co: Lab Technopreneurship for Social Change Program.
The program, Youth Co-Lab, designed to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth.
The program aims to encourage entrepreneurship amongst young people by providing them with the necessary leadership, financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.
The program is conducted at 20 locations across Sri Lanka targeting over 1000 young people a year through the National Youth Services Council.
Going an extra mile, the program was also conducted for 14 persons with disabilities in Colombo.
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