Category Diploma Courses

Training Programs For Sanasa Primary Societies

“The Diploma Course in Cooperatives and Community Development introduces how community development can make a significant positive changes within the local community and reviews the technology, physical and human resource needed to implement successful community projects as well especially pay attention regarding community based risk management.”

Training Objectives

The overall objective of this program is to gain knowledge, skills and understanding of the principles and practices of community and cooperative development and to ensure the well-being of community based organizations and micro, small and medium enterprises which link with cooperative societies.

Expected Results


  • Understanding community and cooperative development, understanding participatory development and identifying capacity building needs of cooperatives.
  • Identify community-based projects and their values, concepts and applications.
  • Study, design, develop and evaluate projects.
  • Identify key factors in community partnership and collaboration.
  • Identifying the key factors that lead to a successful partnership, understanding the cooperative as a community-based organization, and studying the key marketing concepts and communication processes introduced to the community for risk mitigation.
  • Development of innovative products to improve the living standards of the community.

Training Methodology

Evaluation: Written examinations, presentation skills,
assessments and assignments

  • Case studies, exercises, group discussions


  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • English

Target Audience

  • Those who have passed GCE Advanced Level with Three passes in any stream.

Maximum no of participants per training is 20.
Minimum no of participants per training is 10.

Training Duration

12 Months (450 Hours)

Training Venue

Structured Training Programs

  • At the SANASA Campus premises
  • Every Sunday

Customized Training Programs

  • At the Field Locations
  • Date and Time will be decided on field requirement

Training Cost

Structured Training Programs

Rs. 55,000.00

per person for total package including tea, venue and training materials

Customized Training Programs

Rs. 65,000.00

per person for total package excluding meals and venue. Training materials will be provided.

Course Structure

  • Cooperatives for community development.
  • Characteristics of cooperatives and social enterprises
  • Diagnosis of cooperatives & community organizations
  • Change management for cooperatives and community based organizations.
  • Governance for cooperatives and community based organizations.
  • Introduction to value chain development
  • Value chain financing and MSME lending
  • Leadership and self-confidence
  • Management of household and business works.
  • Business planning and Business Continuity Planning
  • Membership mobilization, Conflict management and Cooperative marketing.

Contact Details

Assistant Director (Coop)
Center for Cooperative and Community Studies (CCCS)
Paragammana, Hettimulla,
Tel: 035 492 7772
Mob: 0712 063 205
Email: sanasacampuscc@gmail.com