1st year Death Anniversary

AROD Founder President Dr.S.Sanmugalingam's 1st year Death annivesary Celebrated on 30.12.2018


Opening of New Building


On 6th of May 2018, Mr & Mrs.N. Vedhanayagan (Government Agent Jaffna) declare open the New Building at 47/2, Aadiyapaatham Road, Thirunalvely North, Jaffna.

Website launching ceremony of AROD

Website of AROD (Association for Rehabilitation of the Disabled) launched on 17th September, 2016 at AROD, Jaffna.

Dr. A.Ketheeswaran, Regional Director of Health Services (North), honoured the event as Chief Guest and launched the website. It is another step forward in AROD's move as the website hold all relevant information of AROD and its services. Information of projects, needed funds, future plans and ways to offer donation also presented on the website.

The website is developed by Innovay (Pvt) Ltd for AROD as one of their CSR project.

Dirisawiya project

The Dirisawiya project was commenced at Association for Rehabiliation of the disabled (AROD) on 15th july 2014 and was completed on 15th january 2015.there were 40 applicants ,20 disabled were selected for the training by an interview board consisting of members of the executive commitee of AROD.

The project involved training in sewing and handicrafts. 20 trainees underwent training. the trainees initially underwent a one week exposure to sewing and other handicrafts such as greeting card making , weaving of chairs , book binding , Garland making, cake making & icing and handicrafts.

The most suitable trainee was identified and the disabled were allocated to the particular skill development. some disabled were capable of learning more than one skill .


Study AROD

Two disabled from AROD have appeared for the GCE O/L examination in 2013 and two former trainees of AROD are appearing for the External degree Examination this year.

Students studying in Grades 11 & 12 the Nuffield school for the Deaf and Blind, spent a day at AROD on 14th March 2014 and learnt a few skills.

Training Program for Disabled

Training Program for Disabled: Action is underway to start a Training program for Disabled persons in Sewing and Handicraft with assistance from the Ministry of Social Services under the Dirisawiya Project.

Two handicrafts made by the disabled - A doll made from matchsticks by Ms T Pushpanithy and a handbag made from Banana sheath by Ms. P Pavalaranjini - has been selected and sent to “Thesathin Makudam “ exhibition in Colombo.

Our Training program in sewing and Book binding were ceremoniously inaugurated at AROD on March 01st, 2014. The training was organized by the Non-Formal education Unit of the Ministry of Education.

Donation of Sewing Machines

Donation of Sewing Machines: On the 4th of February 2014,the Non Formal Unit of the Zonal Educational Unit , donated five sewing machines to AROD.