Teacher training by Child Action Lanka | Sunday Observer

Teacher training by Child Action Lanka

Child Action Lanka (CAL) conducted a training program for young teachers who have started their teaching careers at the CAL centres in Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy recently. CAL exists to assist and transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Sri Lanka. It works with street children and underprivileged children in various centres around the island. Currently, it runs centres in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kelaniya, Killinochchi and Batticaloa.

CAL was founded in 2006 and is a nonprofit organisation. It runs day care centres for children from babies to 18-year-olds and also works with families and the wider community. The aim of CAL is to see the next generation off the streets, to help children reach their full potential and break the cycle of poverty. Children get healthy meals, emotional support and counselling, education and tuition, vocational training, sports and outings and a safe place to have fun. It has a micro-credit scheme and funds books, bags, uniforms and shoes to enable poverty stricken children to go to school. The head office is based at No. 6, Power Station Road, Kandy. Telephone: 081 2234144.