Global CRC Online Launching - sri lanka-The massage from Coordinator at Child Rights Institute ……….
A team from Sri Lanka was in the very first batch in the international training programme on “Child Rights, Classroom and School Management” given by Lund University 2003-2016 and funded by Sida, The Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency under the Swedish Government.
After that start in 2003 Sri Lanka has had 11 teams and 30 participants – or Change Agents as we call them - from different social-professional levels in the education area taking part in this training programme that was going on for about 18 months. In Sweden for 4 weeks and a follow-up of two weeks and every team has been working together as a team on a Child Rights concrete project in their country. In Sri Lanka there has been carried out and implemented at least 11 CRC-projects within the education sector.
The Change Agents from Sri Lanka are mainly coming from the area of Kandy and Colombo. Twice this international training programme, with two batches of 30 change agents from 10 countries each every time, has had follow-up seminar in Sri Lanka and had made many interesting school visits meeting great many students, teachers, principals, teacher trainers and teacher trainees and officers at the education department – and also some parents.
These visits has given us – and me – an excellent and concrete overview over the education everyday life in Sri Lanka. That has been most useful for all of us in further research and education.
Good luck in your continued and future fine work in the implementation and realization of Child Rights in Sri Lanka!
professor in Sociology of Law, Lund University, and
Coordinator at Child Rights Institute, Lund University
Lecturer and mentor in the international training programme “Child Rights, Classroom and School Management”, 2003-2018