AOD students instil design in to craft revival and livelihood restoration projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development
Design can serve as an important value addition to products and services. In addition, design and creativity can also play the role of an effective job provider and a poverty relief method. Understanding the crucial role that design could play in Sri Lanka's development, AOD has catalysed a special project in collaboration with Sri Lanka's ministry of Economic Development to involve the war-effected persons in the North and East regions of Sri Lanka. This project places AOD's students in direct contact with rural communities and artisans and helps the students to evolve in to socially responsible design professionals.