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FISD-Samurdhi officers training programme, Dompe

FISD conducted a basic training programme for Samurdhi officers in the Happy Family Concept towards the prevention of domestic violence and gender based violence, child rights protection and promotion, the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs towards development, and first aid. The programme was conducted at the Divisional Secretariat office of Dompe on the 18th of February 2014.

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A poster on tobacco prevention

A poster on tobacco prevention, created by school children at a programme held at the FISD Head Office at Nawala, Rajagiriya.

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ADD- School Programme- Followup

The ADD team visited Jayawardanapura Boy’s School, Kotte on the 10th of March 2014 to address students who participated in a previous programme on alcohol prevention held on the 18th of February. Students participated in designing activities on how they, as students, could take action to prevent alcohol and drug use among other students, especially at school events.

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NCPA Training Programme on the Child Protection Mechanism

FISD conducted a training programme for 30 child protection and psychosocial development officers recently recruited by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). Conducted on request of the NCPA, the programme focused on training officers on the child protection mechanism within the community towards creating a happy and safe environment for children. The programme was conducted by General secretary of FISD, Shakya Nanayakkara, and Champa Gunesekara, Programme Manager of FISD’s Child Rights Protection and Promotion programme.

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Campaign Against Corporal Punishment – NCPA

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) held a walk towards standing against corporal punishment in homes and schools, on the 7th of January 2014, commencing at the Independence Square Colombo. FISD contributed to the event by supplying a banner through its Child Rights Protection and Promotion (CRPP) programme. Mrs. Champa Gunesekera, Programme Manager of CRPP and several members of the CRPP team participated in the walk. Honourable Minister Tissa Karalliyadda, minister of Child Development and Women’s Affairs and Mrs. Anoma Dissanayake, Chairperson of NCPA were among the chief guests. Students from several leading schools in Colombo participated in the event.

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FISD – AIESEC International Student Exchange Programme

A group of university students representing China, Ukraine and Bahrain are currently in Sri Lanka on a youth exchange programme through AIESEC, to observe and learn about alcohol and drug rehabilitation and prevention activities in the country. During their stay in Sri Lanka, the student representatives will receive basic awareness training under FISD’s Alcohol, Drugs, and Development programme and make field visits to some of FISD’s programme locations. The visit is a joint venture of Colombo Central, AIESEC’s committee in Sri Lanka based in the University of Colombo, and FISD. AIESEC, the world’s largest youth run organization is a global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Each year, AIESEC organizes exchange programmes for university students as a venture to create awareness on global issues among youth and to train youth to actively participate in addressing global issues.

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Members of FISD’s Child Club

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Members of FISD’s Child Club (under the Child Rights Protection and Promotion – CRPP, programme) of the Colombo District with the volunteers in charge