Mid - term evaluation of the Integral Human Development Program
Created: Wednesday, 24 August 2011 21:39
A de-briefing session regarding the midterm evaluation of the Integral Human Development Through Community Empowerment (IHDTCE) Program carried out by Mr S Arockiam, External Evaluator was held at the SEDEC auditorium on 22nd August 2011.
War widows program of 18 & 19 August
Created: Wednesday, 24 August 2011 21:25
A group of 79 war widows from Mannar and Anuradhapura dioceses gathered in Sevanapitiya, Polonnaruwa on 18th & 19th August for a solidarity- building program. This was a follow-up to a similar program held last year where around 40 widows shared their...
House Opening in Mannar District
Created: Sunday, 21 August 2011 19:27
80 Permanent houses constructed under the IDP resettlement programme were handed over to the beneficiary families on 18th August 2011 in Parappankandal in Mannar district. This project was funded by Belgium Development Corporation of the Belgium Gov...
Pre-departure and post-arrival assistance training
Created: Thursday, 18 August 2011 21:06
A Training-of-Trainers (TOT) session was conducted from 9th to 12 August 2011 for a group of Diocesan Coordinators and Animators under the Pre-departure and Post-arrival Assistance Program for migrant workers. 14 participants including representativ...
Delegation of Catholic Bishops visits South Africa
Created: Tuesday, 16 August 2011 23:17
An initiative of the Bishops' Peace Task Force resulted in a week-long visit last month to South Africa by a delegation of Catholic Bishops with the chief aim of learning about the detailed work of that country's Truth and Reconciliaion Commis...
Created: Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:29
A delegation from CAFOD UK was is Sri Lanka recently to visit development and relief work carried out by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC. Mathew Carter, Head of CAFOD's Humanitarian Department and Gill Drury, Head of Major Gifts and Philanthropy were acc...
Caritas dialogue session with politicians
Created: Monday, 08 August 2011 22:09
" Sri Lanka is now at a crucial stage in its quest for reconciliation. Our future as a united or divided nation will depend on the decisions taken, or not taken, by our politicians at this point ", said Rev Fr Vimal Tirimanne CSSR in his introductory r...
Awareness Program for School Children on Human Trafficking and Safe Migration
Created: Friday, 05 August 2011 19:30
Nearly 100 students in the age group 15-22 at St Anthony's Technical Institute, Moneragala participated in a program to create awareness on safe migration and human trafficking, held on 1st August 2011 in the Institute premises.
Child Rights Training for Probation Officers
Created: Wednesday, 03 August 2011 18:40
A 2-day program aimed at the capacity building of Probation Officers on ' Management of child protection in a child rights framework' was held on 28th & 29th July 2011 at the SEDEC Auditorium, attended by 44 Probation Officers from the Western Provinc...
Upcoming Events for August 2011
Created: Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00
1st August - Program on Prevention of Human Trafficking for around 150 students of St Anthony's Technical Institute, Moneragala ( Badulla diocese)
5th August - Dialogue Session with political leaders on " The Role of future political leaders in the pro...
Review of Caritas peace activities
Created: Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:17
A two-day review of peace activities conducted under the Integral Human Development Through Community Empowerment (IHDtCE) Program was held at SEDEC on 18th & 19th July 2011, attended by 18 program officers from 9 Diocesan Centres. A special ...
Housing in Muthur For War Affected Families
Created: Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:05
45 permanent houses built for war affected families under the Caritas IDP Resettlement program were handed over to the beneficiaries in the village of Nallur in Muthur, Trincomalee District on 8th July by Rev Fr George Sigamoney, National Director o...
Child Rights training for Prison officials
Created: Monday, 18 July 2011 11:22
In pursuance of the initiative begun in June 2011, a further group of 45 Grade I and Grade II Jailors working with children and women in 26 prisons countrywide participated in a 2-day workshop held at the SEDEC Auditorium under the theme 'Capacity buil...
Prevention of human trafficking program in Kilinochchi
Created: Monday, 18 July 2011 11:07
A group of 58 war affected women of the Kilinochchi District attended an awareness program on the subject of human trafficking on 29th April at the Caritas HUDEC Vanni office in Kilinochchi. Their economic situation and social context makes them quite ...
National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka visits the family of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek
Created: Monday, 11 July 2011 15:18
Rev.Fr. George Sigamoney , Director of Caritas Sri Lanka last week visited the family of Rizana Nafeek in Trincomalee as a sign of continuing solidarity with them in their anxiety to save their child from the death sentence handed down on her by a S...
Internship Program for youth
Created: Friday, 01 July 2011 18:57
Five young people joined SEDEC in June to commence training as Interns in an innovative six-month program designed to give them a valuable insight into the workings of a humanitarian organisation and to provide them with an opportunity to be trained...
Upcoming Events for July 2011
Created: Tuesday, 28 June 2011 00:00
45 houses built in the Trincomalee District and 80 houses built in the Mannar District under the Caritas IDP Resettlement program will be handed over to beneficiaries in the Nallur village, Muthur on 8th July and in Parappankandal on 15th July, respecti...
Rev. Fr. Alfred Alexander called to Eternal Rest
Created: Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:06
We regret to announce the passing away of Rev. Fr. Alfred Alexander SSS, a member of the Peace Task Force of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC and a former member of the Catholic National Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development. He died in Australia on ...
Firefighting training for SEDEC staff
Created: Saturday, 18 June 2011 10:36
An awareness on the use of basic firefighting equipment in emergency situations ( " first-aid firefighting") was given to Caritas Sri Lanka staff on 20th May at the SEDEC premises by a team of experienced trainers.
The program included practical demonstr...
Child rights awareness for prison officials
Created: Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:44
A two-day workshop aimed at creating awareness on child rights among prison officials was launched on 9th June 2011at Vishva Niketan International Peace Centre in Moratuwa under the Caritas Child Protection Program (CPP).
Speaking at the inauguration cer...