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Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction program

Children’s Clubs program is one of the key programs implemented by the Department of Probation and Child Care Services to obtain meaningful participation of children as a country that ratified the Convention on Children’s Rights.

Under this program, various programs are being implemented to develop knowledge, attitudes and to develop skills and the Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction program is also among those.  With the financial support of the UNICEF, many Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction programs were implemented at the Divisional Secretariat Division level, under the leadership of children,  and Child Rights Promotion Officers/Assistants direct these children for that.  

Among these projects, the selection of the best project was carried out in line with the World Children’s Day programs and selected best projects were appreciated at National Celebration event held on 10 October 2023. Accordingly, a program was held to share the experiences in that regard and to evaluate officers, at Waters Edge on 18 December 2023.    

Also, awareness was carried out by the resourcefulness of Mr Mihilar Mohamed, Child Protection Officer of UNICEF under the topic of the Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction concepts and its’ modern trends.  

Mr M.H.G. Bandara, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Children’s Affairs and Social Empowerment, Ms Yashika Peiris, Deputy Director of Planning and a group of officers of the Department of Probation and Child Care Services participated in this event.