Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal!
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Children and youth in rural villages rarely get the benefit of structured activities outside of schooling, because of the lack of services that reach these isolated areas.
In Sri Lanka schooling has not adapted for more children friendly learning styles and critical life and employment skills necessary for children to succeed. Rather schooling is focused on examinations and admissions into university, of which only 2% of children in Sri Lanka have access to
The project will directly impact 80 children and youth between the ages of 8 – 28.
- Provide critical life and employment based skills for youth transitioning from school to employment
- Provide access to new skills for children ages 8 – 14 and a platform for them to understand and voice their concerns in areas not discussed in schools
- Strengthen social capital in the village by connecting children and youth
- Develop community connections between the children and youth through community service learning projects where children engage to help build the community
HOW WILL THE PROJECT WORK
We will engage with children, youth and their parents to firstly communicate the value of children and youth clubs.
We will share a structured syllabus, licensed from New Horizon’s IMPACT CLUBS, which leverages a evidenced based approaches. Each week children and youth will meet with trained facilitators and work through core modules, from environment, nutrition, human rights, leadership etc.
Youth will also engage in modules that will prepare them for both formal employment, such as time management, team work etc as well as build entrepreneurship skills, teaching base business skills, budgeting etc.
Critical to the programs is a Community Service Learning project. Here, youth members will identify and engage in community projects in which they can apply the skills that they are trained in.
HOW WE ENSURE THE PROJECT IS SUSTAINABLE AFTER WE LEAVE
This program forms part of a 5 year village program in the village of Kanthansamy Nagar.
A local facilitator will be identified and will participate in leading each of the weekly sessions. We aim to build the capacity of local village leaders so they can continue these programs once we exit.