Education Of Abused Girls in Sri Lanka

Posted by | Feb 20, 2022 |

District 322 project theme “Education of Abused Girls”. 

The District 322 project theme was “Education of Abused Girls”. Bearing this in mind, District Chairman Sharmila Cassim divided the Inner Wheel Clubs in the district into 5 groups and requested each group to concentrate on a project where the focus is towards the welfare of the abused girls. As a start she gave a donation of Rs 50,000/-to be utilised for education.

Group 3, consisting of the Inner Wheel Clubs of Colombo Central, Colombo Midtown, Maharagama and Etugalpura, decided to add a sum of Rs5000/- from each club. The Inner Wheel Club of Colombo Central donated a further sum of Rs10,000/-, bringing the total amount to Rs75,000/-. This money was utilised to buy stationery items, school shoes and socks for twenty girls. Moreover, Club President PNR Mala Edirisinghe of IWC of Colombo Central prepared a box containing different sweets to be given to the girls, so that the recipients could share it with their family members.

The presentation took place at the Auditorium of the Divisional Secretariat Ratmalana. Members present were IIW Board Director Diana Rahaman, PNR Mala Edirisinghe (President, IWC Colombo Central), Jayanthi Vinodan (President, IWC Colombo Midtown), Rohini Wijeratne (President, IWC Maharagama) and a few members from each club. The Deputy Divisional Secretary headed the meeting.

The Child Rights Promotion Officer, Ajith Ekanayake gave a welcome address and explained that the target group were between twelve to seventeen-year-olds who were either physically or mentally abused. The girls were accompanied by their guardians and live in colonies in the greater Colombo area of Ratmalana with their families.

President Mala Edirisinghe, the group leader of the project, enlightened the audience about the activities of the Inner Wheel organisation and briefed them about this project under the IIW theme of Pink First. This project will create awareness among victimised people in society and help to promote the need for further assistance for similar recipients. Gift packs were also handed over to recipients.

A vote of thanks by a psychologist counsellor concluded the event.

Mala Edirisinghe

President 2021-2022