Catholic Relief Services (CRS) conducted a fundraising workshop in Mannar from 4th to 6th  February 2019 for the staff members of the Centre for Disabled (CFD) and for Caritas Mannar – Valvuthayam. The objective of the workshop was to motivate and assist the staff to seek new innovative strategies in fundraising and strengthen the present fundraising mechanism of the organization.

This workshop comes at a time many of the local humanitarian organization are struggling to meet the funding demands in Sri Lanka due to the increased donor attention due to emergency situation in Syria and refugee crisis in different parts of the world.

Mr. Anton Vivek, Programme Coordinator of Catholic Relief Services facilitated the 3-day workshop.

At the end of the workshop, the staff drafted an action plan covering the period from February to September 2019 in view of raising funds for the CFD Centre.

The event was organized under the leadership of Rev. Fr. S. Anton, Director of Caritas Mannar-Valvuthayam.