CED conducted an awareness raising programme for the disable group in June 2018. This programme was held in Anuradhapura and a total number of 40 participants who are differently abled participated to this awareness programme. This programme was organized by Sahana Association for disabled a member organization of CED. In this training programme Special attention was paid to introduce and make them understand about the special arrangement provided under SDG framework to ensure rights of the disabled people.
According to the participants, most of the instances they were invited to participate for the health and livelihood sector programmes . However, this is the first time that they were invited participate in a development context development approaches.
In order to better understanding same training was conducted in two days One day for the blind people and the other day for the deaf and people with other disabilities.
Awareness raising on importance of Life long education and available opportunities in Sri Lanka
Most of the people think that once they complete the formal education they have completed their education. However, In this rapidly changing world in order to function effectively in day-to-day life we need to learn new things to live a fruitful life. In this aspect learning is a continuous process. Life-long learning is also connected to employability, passions and life satisfaction. In addition life-long learning help to build social awareness and relationships. This is critical not only to the health of individual relationships, but also the health of society as we in the era that need to develop peaceful society in order to enjoy the benefit of the development to the entire society.
To realize SDG4 the contribution of the other different stakeholders who are involved in education sector are also important. However inter connection of the different actors and their knowledge on significance of their contribution in lifelong learning is not adequate. This could be considered as an obstacle in realizing SDG4
Therefore to bridge the gap CED has planned to compile a resource pack to emphasize the importance of lifelong learning. This resource would consist of concept and theories of the lifelong learning and it will also guide the education actors the necessary actions that to be taken by them in order to promote lifelong learning. It will also serve as an advocacy tool for civil society actors.
In addition CED conducted two consultation workshops to obtain the deferent view points of the general community and validate the contents of the draft resource pack. These sessions were held in July and November 2018 in Colombo
A total number of 40 representing member organizations participated for these sessions Most of the participants are women who are involved in promoting adults education in community level. CED expect to publish the resource pack in January 2019