Friday, January 21, 2005

ACNielsen Lanka to help Regency plan long-term project

We are in discussion with AC Nielsen Lanka to undertake a thorough needs-assessment study in the short listed areas in the east to make sure our planned long-term village reconstruction project is a success.

We have requested ACN Lanka to conduct a series of focus group studies which will become our planning base. We requested them to find out as much as possible, the “real” requirements of these devastated people and their expectations. We wanted the ACN Lanka professionals to consider the various relationships that exist in the community and how they interact; what about the surviving children and the women… what are the special needs etc. Another request was to find out how best we could help them with rebuilding their livelihoods. This way, we will have a realistic and accurate assessment of the people we all want to help. We can then build on this base and plan our project. Our thanks to Crystal and her enthusiastic team at ACN Lanka; hope we can have a go ahead soon!

We shall soon post the proposed intermediate and long term plans of Regency to rehabilitate and get these people back on their feet.

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