SOUTH ASIAN ALLIANCE OF GRASSROOTS NGO’S for child’s right
July 26, 2013 : Sri Lanka: Neluwa Workshop on identifying and strengthening vulnerable families

As a part of the campaign on children’s right to Family, Kantha Shakthi (KS) organised a Workshop to sensitize government officials working at the grassroot level to identify and strengthen vulnerable families on 26th July, 2013.  The workshop was attended by Grassroots level local government officers attached to the Divisional Secretariat, Neluwa (Local Government Institute) and Family Health Officers and Public health Inspectors.

Participants during the Workshop

KSO organized the workshop through a trainer who was the Deputy Director, Training and Research at the National Social Development Institute (NISD). A total of 200 participants participated during the workshop.

The workshop mainly focused on the basic rights of a child; survival, development, protection and participation. It also probed in to various aspects of a modern family, how domestic violence manifests and affects children, how children can be protected in families and how vulnerable families can be identified ans strengthened.