Safe Migration

World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking – Feast of St Josephine Bakhita,

St Josephine Bakhita, who was sold into slavery at a young age, is known as the Patron Saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Her Feast Day is on February 8, also known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking On February 11, 2020 Caritas Sri Lanka commemorated the feast of St. Josephine Bakhitha

Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita – “TOGETHER, WE ARE WORKING TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING”

St Josephine Bakhita, also known as ‘Mother Moretta’ (our Black Mother) bore  144 physical scars throughout her life which were received after she was kidnapped at the age of nine and sold into slavery. Such was the trauma experienced that she forgot her birth name and her kidnappers gave her the name Bakhita meaning ‘fortunate’.

MOJO – Mobile Journalism Training

On 9th & 10th December 2019 At SEDEC Auditorium A two day Training Programme on Mobile Journalism was held at Caritas Sri Lanka on 09th & 10th December 2019.  The staff of SEDEC National Centre Migration Unit, CDS our partner and the Migration Officers of the  Diocesan Centers of Colombo, Kandy, Trincomalee & Jaffna  participated

Multi Stakeholder Capacity Enhancement Programme on Labour Migrant Case Handling Mechanism in Ampara

Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Employment organized a capacity enhancement programme for stakeholders engaged in the safe labour migration related work in Ampara district recently. This is the first such programme conducted under this series and more such programme are to be held in the districts of Nuwara Eliya, Colombo,

Training on Case Handling Mechanism to DOFEs in Batticaloa District

Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas Batticaloa – EHED organized a half a day programme for the Development Officers of Foreign Employment (DOFEs) in the Batticaloa district recently to educate them of the Caritas-led Case Handling Mechanism and to discuss about the issues pertaining to the migrants and their family members. According to the

Orientation on Case Handling Mechanism of Safe Migration for Jaffna District DOFEs

An orientation programme for DOFEs (Development Officers of Foreign Employment) on Safe Labour Migration was held at HUDEC Hall, Jaffna on 15th of October 2019. This programme commenced with a small prayer and Mr. Basty Rajith, Programme Coordinator, welcomed Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC staff, Mr.Sajith Silva, Program Manager; Mrs.Luxsha Ragunan, Programme Coordinator and Ms.

Awareness on Safe Migration Practices for Selected CBO Leaders

Representatives of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) functioning under different programmes of Caritas Jaffna and those who are affiliated to Women Rural Development Societies participated in a programme on Safe Labour Migration which was held at HUDEC Hall, Jaffna on 16th October 2019. A group of 22 CBOs attended the programme. The Programme Coordinator, Mr.Basty Rajith

World Day for Migrants and Refugees Commemoration Ceremony – 29th September 2019

Caritas Sri Lanka Migration Unit in coordination with the Caritas Colombo Seth Sarana, Catholic Commission for Migrants and ZOA Sri Lanka organized the World Day for Migrants and Refugees on Sunday 29th of September, 2019 at St. Anne’s Church, Wattala. The Main Sunday Holy Mass was celebrated in Commemoration of the Migrants Day by Rev.Fr.

TOT for Migration Paralegal Volunteers at Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC

Under the third year programme implementation of the Safe Labour Migration Project, Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC expanded its project outreach towards the Diocesan Centres (DC) that covers the entire island and trained the DC staff in the migration cycle and case handling mechanism that Caritas National Centre was equipped and specialized with under the