Kalana's Blog (4)

a self report of a sixty year old community-based resource person from Sri Lanka

Mrs. Leelawathie, a sixty year old woman from Manajjawa, Sri Lanka explains how she got involved in health promotion activities and the changes in her life after that.

I had only been educated up to 4th…


Added by Kalana on July 27, 2010 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

Children and Communities transfer their experiences to “experts” on Health at the International Symposium held in Colombo

May 2010: Children and communities from the Districts of Hambantota, Polonnaruwa and Ampara in the remote areas of Sri Lanka presented their experiences in health promotion in an international pre-conference symposium on health promotion held in Sri Lanka

today. The presenters were children and communities who are already voluntarily…


Added by Kalana on May 25, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

4th Grade Drop-out, mother of two teaches “How to improve cognitive development among children” in Sri Lanka

A health promotion project was started in June 2008 out of the funding received from the Norwegian Church Aid, with 10 disempowered communities in Tsunami struck Hambantota district in Sri Lanka. During usual monthly meetings of various village-based societies, the topic of health was discussed as achieving of well-being rather than the mere absence of disease, making communities to realize their own… Continue

Added by Kalana on February 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Tuktuk drivers in Mattakkuliya give free rides to VCT centre.

Sri Lanka is a low prevalence country inspite of having a high prevalence of risk behaviour. Mattakkuliya, situated in the heart of the Colombo city, is peculiar in that common perception is that it is inhabited with aggressive, socially destructive and uneducated people. Lots of crimes do originate from the area. Youth in the area also have different characteristics to those in other parts of the country. They are extremely outgoing, there is little interest in getting educated and learning… Continue

Added by Kalana on February 6, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment


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