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Overview

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Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

We are an organization that supports Sri Lankan girls, ages 10-18, who have been removed from their homes due to past abuse or the threat of abuse and are courageously testifying in court. The girls are placed into shelters that typically lack resources and educational opportunities. Emerge partners with these shelters to transform them into entrepreneurship hubs, where girls develop the business and life skills needed for self-sufficiency. Emerge uses a comprehensive curriculum to equip the girls with skills and resources for their future and generate a financial foundation for each program participant. The girls learn to create unique beaded jewellery, which Emerge sells on their behalf to create a savings fund for when they exit the shelter system at 18. Emerge also extends reintegration support to program alumni through the Emerge transition Centre and assistance with employment opportunities, education, and vocational training.