Category Archives: Events 2018

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP

This youth camp was organized by Caritas kandy SETIK with the guidance and sponsorship by caritas SEDEC. (The National Center)

102 youth were participated in this camp representing 13 D.C’s.  which was held in 28th and 29th August 2019.

The youth were engaged in several leadership programmes conducted by Rev Fr. Cecil Xavier – former director of the youth apostolate, and Rev Fr Roshan Almeda the rector of the minor seminary Poornawatta Kandy.

They were given an opportunity to here on the importance of Prevention of drugs and alcohol’.

The youth enjoyed the two days irrespectively of their language differences.DSC_4187DSC_4199DSC_4209DSC_4215DSC_4232DSC_4254DSC_4367DSC_4406DSC_4445DSC_4474DSC_4515DSC_4515DSC_4854DSC_4975DSC_4726

CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

These capacity building training programmes were held for school children in Galaha and Madawala by Mr Nihal Dissanayaka and the main objectives of the programme were

To introduce:

1.  Organic farming to school children

2.  Organic home gardens

3.  Preventing of soil erosion

4.  Organic manure

5.  How to cultivate in a limited space

6.  Creative methods for  home gardens

COMMON CELEBRATION – BUDDHISM (24.09.2019)

The story from price Siddartha’s birth until his enlightenment (Siddartha Gautama Became Buddha) was the main theme of the programme. The noble qualities of Lord Buddha were described using power point presentation.

The main aim of the programme was to educate the participants of other religions on BuddhismDSC_6221DSC_6234DSC_6226.

AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON ORGANIC FARMING

A programma on advocacy and lobbing was held on the 24th of September 2019 in the SETIK auditorium. Mr W.M.P.K Walisinha, Former – Deputy Director Sri Lanka Hadabima a20190924_10524920190924_104405uthority, Gannoruwa Peradeniya was the resource personal.

There were about 56 participants for the above said programme and they were privileged in learning about the current economy situation of the country, and on modern methods of organic farming.

INVOLVING LOCAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE INTER-RELIGIOUS HARMONY

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Involving local media to promote inter-religious harmony programme was held on the 21st of March  2019 at St’ Thomas church Matale.

This was a discussion session organized by Peace and PCV units of Caritas Kandy SETIK with the involvement of media to discuss about the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol addiction.

Religious leaders of  Matale District, Government officers, vigilant group leaders and media such as Shakthi TV/ ITN/ Rupawahini and Verbum TV joined with us.

Specially we expressed that media support is needed to control and prevent drug addictions among society. On the 5th of April 2019 at 8.30pm Verbum TV telecasted this programme.

CENTRAL PROVINCE FORUM

Central province forum was held on 23rd of January 2019 at SETIK auditorium Kandy with the participation of 35 members

Mr. Murugiah joined as the resource person and we continued to talk about the land issues and about salary increments.

Furthermore, we discussed,

  1. What is a collective agreement
  2. What are the things included in such a cen p f 5cen p f 3cen p p 2document?
  3. The parties who are supposed to sign during the agreement and also about the relevant trade unions who are connected with the procedure etc…..

SYMPOSIUM AND REGIONAL GATHERING

There were a symposium and a regional gathering held on 24th and 25th of January 2019 at Samurdhi hall in Ratnapura By representing Kandy, Badulla, Gall and Rathnapura diocese. 85 members with consists of religious leaders, diocesan directors, government officers interreligious group members, and some intellectuals had taken part this particular event. This programme conducted under the theme of ‘The safe nation by protecting all religions’.

Staffs of Paffrel organization and a lawyer explained them about how to develop harmony, the positive effects of good governance, current political situation and the constitution, IMG_20190124_091938sympo 1sympo 2sympo m3sympo 5sympo 6IMG_20190124_110854sympo 7IMG-20190126-WA0002IMG-20190126-WA0004etc…

It is to be highlighted that this event was organized by Caritas – Rathnapura Sethmini organization with the guidance of Caritas Colombo SEDEC

 

INVOLVING LOCAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE INTER RELIGIOUS HARMONY

Involving local media to promote interreligious harmony programme was held on 06th of April 2019 at SETIK auditorium Kandy

This programme was conducted by the PCV unit of Caritas Kandy SETIK with the participation of 25 members including religious leaders, PCV project field members, PCV Advisory committee members, Sunday school teachers, social activists and also media persons.

This was carried out under the theme of “prevention of drug abuse with the contribution of media” Here they suggested that everyone in the community must work together to prevent drug addiction. Therefore the children must be directed with spiritual guidance.

Rev Fr. Desmond Perera, The Hindu religious leader of Mahaiyawa temple, The Islamic leader of Katupalli mosque Stated that they have already started the spiritual guidance for their children. This event was reported and published in the Thinakaran (09.04.2019), Vidivelli (10.04.2019) and Veerakesari (10.04.2019)DSC_2685DSC_2696DSC_2703DSC_2708 newspapers.