With Navajeevana’s celebrating its 30 years of caring and sharing, we are ready to share our valuable knowledge gained through working with persons with disabilities in the southern and eastern villages of Sri Lanka, by providing learning opportunities in disability inclusive development aspects to people of all ages and disciplines around the world.
“As our name suggests, Navajeevana (“new life”) is going through a revival. Team Navajeevana has traversed a long journey of over thirty years and it is our continuous thirst for staying abreast with the times that makes us an icon in disability inclusive development and community-based rehabilitation. We draw inspiration from the Greek mythological bird phoenix, which regenerates itself in cycles and thereby lives longer and becomes wiser with old knowledge. Similarly, at Navajeevana, we come together as a team to take insight from self-evaluation and regenerate ourselves and function stronger as an organization. This has also been a time of positive reinforcement as we use our past learning and long term practice knowledge to embark on a new strategic direction. Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is still at the heart of our strategic drive, and yet we have made a positive shift in our delivery of CBR.
Navajeevana Rehabilitation is a one stop shop for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. We continue to sow the seeds of knowledge through extensive training programs from grassroots to government provincial departments because we are firm believers that knowledge leads to confidence and better service delivery. Knowledge is our wealth at Navajeevana – we share generously to make a positive impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.
We will continue to roll out the path of disability inclusive development and CBR in line with the larger government development framework and plans. Navajeevana does not stand alone in facilitating a better quality of life for persons with disability. We complement and collaborate with government and mainstream development and rehabilitation organizations and multiply the positive impact of our work.”
– Kumarini Wickramasuriya, Founder/Chairperson