With the ultimate expectation of increasing awareness on peace and reconciliation CED Sri Lanka conducted a capacity development program for its member organizations on “How to achieve Social cohesions through education”. This program was held on 10th of October in Colombo. Dr. Mohamed Mahees, Senior lecture of Colombo University facilitate this program. In this awareness session he discussed the contemporary challenges in the society and emphasized important role that education could play in building social harmony in Sri Lanka.
CED Sri Lanka conducted training on School Disaster Risk Reduction (SDRR) to build the capacity of member organizations and in order to develop their necessary skills to cope with emergency. In addition to that we expected to share this knowledge with teachers, students, parents and general public through the member organizations. This training was held on 17 September 2019 at the South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka (SAPSRI), Rajagiriya.
As we all know young peoples are the leaders of tomorrow and are already in the game of changing the world. United Nations recognized young people as a driven force of achieving SDG goals by 2030. Therefore, we need to encourage and empower young people as a change makers of the world.
Accordingly, CED Sri Lanka conducted 18 district level awareness programs on SDGs and SDG4 for youths who are currently engaging in Vocational Training Institutes (VTI), universities and in addition to that school leavers. These training workshops were organized by CED district coordinators with the help of member organizations of the district. Through this awareness workshop CED Sri Lanka was able to reach around 1000 youth and to create a platform to discuss the factors preventing their greater access to and participation in basic and higher education, basic skills programs and engagement of employment.