With the purpose of enhancing the knowledge and awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the general public specially among the youth, parents, teachers and other education stakeholders in Sri Lanka, CED Sri Lanka developed SDG awareness animation videos. This can be considered as one of the significant activities CED Sri Lanka initiated to continue its advocacy and awareness efforts in innovative ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to reach a wider community, these animation videos are produced in English and Sinhala language using creative graphics and simple dialogues. The English version of this video has been shared with ASPBAE and they already use this film in international forums. We invite other stakeholders who are working towards promoting SDG 04 to make use of these videos in your advocacy work and share as much as you can in order to raise awareness among the general public on SDGs.
Youth in Sri Lanka face numerous challenges in securing opportunities in several aspects in their life including education, employment and political participation. These challenges make a significant negative impact to reach the desired goals of their life. One of the reasons that contributes to this situation is inadequate guidance, support and opportunities for youth to develop them as change makers and role models. The Youth-led Action Research (YAR) project aimed to address some of these issues and to build capacity of the youth to analyze the problems in their community and find solutions through participatory approach. Developing the capacity of the youth as change makers is significant to achieve sustainable development goals that expect social transformation in the world. CED believes that the YAR project is an entry point to motivate the youth to take the leadership and initiation action towards that transformation.