We are very pleased to announce that we are now working with another charity partner in Sri Lanka, the Emerge Lanka Foundation.
The foundation is the Sri Lanka-based sister entity of Emerge Global, a Boston-based, non-profit organisation that aims to empower young women in Sri Lanka who have survived abuse and sexual violence, or are at high-risk to such abuse, to celebrate their personal sense of beauty, develop their self-sufficiency and become leaders in their own communities.
Emerge Lanka Foundation runs the Beads-to-Business, Life Skills and Mentorship programmes. These programmes equip Sri Lankan teenage girls with skills and resources for their futures, using comprehensive curricula that emphasise leadership, life skills, and business knowledge, whilst simultaneously generating savings through jewellery design. Emerge currently works in three homes with around 70 teenage girls at any one time.
Nineteen48 is assisting Emerge to find new sales channels for their jewellery, particularly in the UK. This will raise awareness and promote the good work of the charity, whilst simultaneously generating more money for the young girls they are helping.
You can view and buy the jewellery made as part of the Beads-to-Business programme on their online shop.
You can make a donation directly to Emerge Global via the link on their website’s home page.