Discover Your Talents

Announcing exciting competitions for children, young adults and adults!

Open to Sri Lankan and International participants from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania

Are you a changemaker? Make your voice heard!

Join the Yugashakthi competitions today and win prizes and certificates. Spend your time at home productively by using or discovering your talents and entering the exciting competitions we have for all of you. Parents! Do motivate your children to participate in this competition.

Deadline for submissions: Midnight 15 May 2020

JOIN THE YUGASHAKTHI “I AM AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHILD PROTECTION" COMPETITION TODAY!!!

WE OFFER CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS AN EXCITING COMPETITION!

WIN PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES!

Use this time you spend at home productively by entering the exciting competition that we have for all of you. Please check out our Products and Programme pages for information on our products and services.

THE PURPOSE:
This competition is held to ensure “Protection and Rights of Children”. Our website will give you more details.

We are looking for exciting and thought-provoking drawings, paintings, slogans and campaign materials in three languages – English, Sinhala and Tamil.

ELIGIBILITY
1. National – Sri Lankans only
2. International – Regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania
3. Children and young adults of Yugashakthi staff only

THE AGE GROUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Children up to the age of 12 years
2. Children between the ages of 13 and 16 Years
3. Young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 years

GUIDELINES
ENTRY TYPES:
1. Drawings/paintings
2. Slogans – maximum 4 lines
3. Campaigns – maximum 2 lines
4. Poems

CATEGORY:
RIGHTS & PROTECTION OF CHILDREN – Tell us your views and learnings

1. GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF 12 YEARS
1.1 Please stop beating me!
1.2 Stop shouting at me!
1.3 I have a voice too!
1.4 My body belongs to me
1.5 I need my basic needs

2. GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN BEWTEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 17 YEARS
2.1 What is child abuse and neglect?
2.2 Awareness on child abuse and neglect
2.3 Prevent abuses – Neglect, physical, sexual, emotional and psychological
2.4 No one has the right to touch me
2.5 We are precious
2.6 Say NO to child labour

3. GUILDELINES FOR YOUNG ADULTS – AGES BETWEEN 17 AND 21 YEARS
3.1 Different types of child abuse and neglect
3.2 Protect children from abuses, slavery, child labour and discrimination
3.3 Preventive measures for child abuse, neglect, slavery, child labour and discrimination
3.4 Protect the rights of children
3.5 Responsibility of the society to protect the children

GENERAL GUIDELINES
- Entries limited to 5 nos. for types 1,2 and 3.
- Only one entry for type 4.
- We want to encourage the learning and creativity of children. Therefore, please encourage them. Parents can assist the children to upload the entries.
- Post your entries to Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, No.113/2, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
- You can also deliver your entries to;
   - Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, No.113/2, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia or
   - Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, “Spring of Hope”, Oddunar Payitsik kalloori Road, Muniyappar Kovilady, Theravil, Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu.
- Save your paintings and drawings as JPG or PNG files in high definition resolution, and email to info@yugashakthi.org.
- Submit duly filled entry form with your entries.
- Consent for all entries should be submitted. Consent of parents/guardian should be submitted for type 1 and 2. Download consent and entry forms.
- We will post the names of selected contestants on our website, social media and connect via mobile, mail and/or email depending on the geographical location.

THE PRIZES
For Sri Lankans
Exciting prizes are on offer for the most creative submission for 3 contestants, and consolation prizes for 10 selected entries. 100 certificates will be awarded for creative submissions under each category!

For International submissions
Although we operate in Sri Lanka, in appreciation for your participation, we will send the prizes to your home country. Prizes for 3 selected contestants and certificates for 100 selected entries under each category is on offer!

Hurry and send in your entries immediately!!
The closing date of the competition is midnight on the 15 May 2020.

JOIN THE YUGASHAKTHI “I SUPPORT THE RIGHTS & PROTECTION OF WOMEN” COMPETITION TODAY!!!

WE OFFER YOUNG ADULTS AND ADULTS AN EXCITING COMPETITION!

WIN PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES!

Use this time you spend at home productively by entering the exciting competition that we have for all of you. Please check out our Products and Programme pages for information on our products and services.

THE PURPOSE:
This competition is held to ensure “Protection and Rights of Women”. Our website will give you more details.

We are looking at exciting and though provoking drawings, paintings, slogans and campaign materials in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English).

ELIGIBILITY
1. National – Sri Lankans only
2. International – Regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania

THE AGE GROUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 years
2. 26 years and above – No age limit

GUIDELINES
ENTRY TYPES:
1. Drawings/paintings,
2. Slogans – maximum 4 lines
3. Campaigns – maximum 2 lines
4. Poems

CATEGORY:
RIGHTS AND PROTECTION OF WOMEN
- Prevent domestic violence and/or GBV
- Right to live a life free from violence, slavery, discrimination, to be educated and to earn a fair and equal wage

1. GUIDELINES FOR YOUNG ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 21 YEARS
1.1 Depict domestic violence
1.2 Rights of Women – Live a life free from violence, slavery, discrimination and to be educated
1.3 Right to earn a fair and equal wages
1.4 Stop domestic violence
1.5 How do we treat women?
1.6 Preventive measures for domestic violence
1.7 Awareness on domestic violence

GENERAL GUIDELINES
- Entries limited to 5 nos. for types 1, 2 and 3.
- Only one entry for type 4.
- Do you support and want to ensure the Protection and Rights of Women? Tell us about your passion and compassion.
- Post your entries to Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, No.113/2, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
- You can also deliver your entries to;
   - Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, No.113/2, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia or
   - Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, “Spring of Hope”, Oddunar Payitsik kalloori Road, Muniyappar Kovilady, Theravil, Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu.
- Save your paintings and drawings as JPG or PNG files in high definition resolution, and email to info@yugashakthi.org.
- Submit dully filled entry form with your entries.
- Consent for all entries should be submitted. Consent of parents/guardian should be submitted if your age is categorized as a “child” according to your Country law. Download consent and entry forms.
- We will post the names of selected contestants in our website, social media and connect via mobile, mail and/or email depending on the geographical locations.

THE PRIZES
For Sri Lankans
Exciting prizes are on offer for the most creative submission for 3 contestants and consolation prizes for 10 selected entries. 100 certificates will be awarded for creative submissions under each category!

For International submissions
Although we operate in Sri Lanka, in appreciation of your participation, we will send the prizes to your home country. Prizes for 3 selected contestants and certificates for 100 selected entries under each category is on offer!

Hurry and send in your entries immediately!!
The closing date of the competition is midnight on the 15 May 2020.

JOIN THE YUGASHAKTHI “MY CREATION IS UNIQUE” COMPETITION TODAY!!!

WE OFFER CHILDREN AND ADULTS AN EXCITING COMPETITION!

WIN PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES!

Use this time you spend at home productively by entering the exciting competition that we have for all of you. Please check out our Products and Programme pages for information on our products and services.

THE PURPOSE:
This competition is held to promote our products KOOVIN and AMMACHCHI. Our website will give you more details.

We are looking for exciting and thought-provoking drawings, paintings, slogans and campaign materials in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English).

ELIGIBILITY
1. National – Sri Lankans only
2. International – Regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania
3. Children of Yugashakthi staff only

THE AGE GROUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Children between the ages of 8 - 13 years
2. Children between the ages of 14 and 18 years
3. Above 18 years and no age limit

GUIDELINES
ENTRY TYPES:
1. Drawings/paintings
2. Slogans – maximum 4 lines
3. Campaigns – maximum 2 lines
4. Poems – maximum 6 lines

PRODUCT CATEGORY:
KOOVIN and AMMACHCHI:
- Separate entries for each product.
- Entries should clearly communicate the type of product.

GUIDELINES FOR ALL AGE GROUPS
1. What is your expectation of our products?
2. How will you promote our products?
3. Why we do! What we do? – Connect products to our vision and mission
4. Your creative ideas for our products!
5. Make our products appealing to all ages
6. Express your favourite flavours and colours
7. Poems should focus on the nutrition value or supporting underprivileged families by purchasing our products

GENERAL GUIDELINES
- Entries limited to 5 nos. for types 1, 2 and 3.
- Only one entry for type 4.
- We want to encourage out-of-the box thinking and creativity of children and adults. Please encourage the children. Parents can assist children to upload the entries.
- Post your entries to Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, No.113/2, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
- You can deliver your entries to;
   - Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, No.113/2, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia or
   - Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, “Spring of Hope”, Oddunar Payitsik kalloori Road, Muniyappar Kovilady, Theravil, Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu.
- Save your paintings and drawings as JPG or PNG files in high definition resolution, and email to info@yugashakthi.org.
- Submit duly filled entry form with your entries.
- Consent for all entries should be submitted. Consent of parent/guardian should be submitted if your age is categorized as a “child” according to your country’s law. Download consent and entry forms.
- We will post the names of selected contestants on our website, social media and connect via mobile, mail and/or email depending on the geographical locations.

THE PRIZES
For Sri Lankans
Exciting prizes are on offer for the most creative submission for 3 contestants and consolation prizes for 10 selected entries. 100 certificates will be awarded for creative submissions under each category!

For International submissions
Although we operate in Sri Lanka, in appreciation for your participation, we will send the prizes to your home country. Prizes for 3 selected contestants and certificates for 100 selected entries under each category is on offer!

Hurry and send in your entries immediately!!
The closing date of the competition is midnight on the 15 May 2020.

Annual Advocacy Campaign

7467 join hands with Yugashakthi advocacy walk on the
‘Rights and Protection of Women and Children 2020’

Yugashakthi – the social enterprise that promotes community empowerment – conducted its advocacy walk on the ‘Rights and Protection of Women and Children 2020’ on the 15th of February in Jaffna, with the participation of 7467 people, 90% of whom were children. The Government Agent (GA) of Jaffna the Hon. N. Vethanayahan, the Counsel for New Zealand the Hon. Senaka Silva and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Yugashakthi Mrs. Selina Prem Kumar joined the walk, which ended with the advocacy appeals for action in Tamil and Sinhala being handed over to the Government Agent the Hon. N. Vethanayahan by two children.

The advocacy walk began at Muttavelli and went up to the Duraiappa Stadium in Jaffna, culminating in an event; where the welcome address and the vote of thanks were both delivered by children, in Tamil and Sinhala. The walk drew attention to the importance of granting the rights of, and protecting, women and children. Women empowerment was especially a key area of focus for the campaign. It was pointed out that for families to be economically and socially secure, and for children to enjoy their right to a safe and secure childhood, the challenges faced by women need to be addressed first. Furthermore, in order for Child Protection and Empowerment to be sustained, women must be empowered.

Speaking on the initiative, CEO, Yugashakthi, Mrs. Selina Prem Kumar explained, “Our first advocacy walk was carried out 6 years ago, to emphasise the rights of children. However, as the enterprise worked on protecting children, it became clear that if mothers and women in the community are empowered, they are able to mitigate risks for children. A lot of women go through domestic violence and abuses, which they suffer in silence either out of fear or culture, and we have found that educating and empowering them is a challenge unless their rights and protection are addressed first. It was clear to us that in order for child protection and empowerment to be sustained, women must be empowered. This was the beginning of the present campaign which advocates and creates awareness on “Rights and Protection of Women and Children.”

The petition handed over to the Government Agent calls upon the authorities to ensure continuous education from school level, to explain gender, gender differences and early education; provide more cultural and religious participation for women and children in order to prevent exploitation; take all possible actions against illicit drugs; educate people on laws and processes governing the protection of children and women; improve the judicial process in cases involving victimized women and children, including the use of technology, to avoid further psychological trauma; reduce the time taken to hear cases involving women and children and uphold the law on behalf of them; and, immediately investigate the infringement of the rights of women and children and enforce the law against the perpetrators.

“Today is a different day, an important day. There is a tremendous event happening today with over 7000 youth, women and children. I have to thank Yugashakthi and its management for carrying out such an activity in Jaffna to stop sexual harassment and exploitation of women and children and to raise awareness about protecting them from harm. This is a great initiative for raising awareness among people to stop violence against women, and to raise their voice to denounce violence against women,” the Government Agent of Jaffna, the Hon. N. Vethanayahan, stated during his speech to the gathering.

Yugashakthi is a social enterprise working with smallholder dairy farmers and vulnerable communities in the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces to uplift their livelihoods and quality of life. The enterprise strives to create socially conscious green businesses to ensure customer satisfaction. Partnering with customers, the organisation promotes equality, and ensures healthier communities through Love, Peace and Justice.

Website Launch

14th February 2020 marked a significant event in the journey of Yugashakthi. We had the pleasure of launching our official website at the North gate by Jetwing Hotel in Jaffna.

The CEO Mrs. Selina Prem Kumar together with the members of the Board and Staff of Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited had the honour of inviting the former Government Agent for Jaffna the Hon. N. Vethanayahan, the Hon. Mayor of Jaffna Mr. E. Arnold, The Hon. Counsel for the New Zealand government in Sri Lanka, Mr. Senaka Silva, Mr. Ross Wallis, a sixth generation diary famer from New Zealand who delivered the Key Note address, Mr. Kent Beasley, the Finance and Operations Director for Tearfund New Zealand, Mr. Kevin Riddle, Senior Grants Specialist and a number of friends and well- wishers to grace the occasion of the official launch of our website on the 14th February 2020 at the Jetwing Hotel, Jaffna at 6.00 p.m. The launch was followed by dinner and fellowship for 150 attendees.

The highlights of the evening were the launch of the website with the button being pressed by children, women and men representing our partners, two dance items performed by children and thought provoking speeches.

Our sincere thanks and gratitude go out to all our partners, our gracious and generous donors – the Government of New Zealand and TearFund New Zealand, Optimum Productions for the photography and videography, the advertising agency Ogilvy for a very professional website and to Mr. Shankar Thanabalasingam and his team from AnchorTek for very generously supporting us in the web maintenance and social media as their CR project and commitment to continue supporting the work of Yugashakthi.

We trust you have enjoyed going through our website. We look forward to receiving your comments feedback.