Tag: Education

Compassion in Action

Empowering vulnerable communities in disaster preparedness

Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER), an initiative by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) supported by the US Agency for International Development, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) started in 1998. After 2 decades of implementation, Sri Lanka has been recognized as one of the countries to implement Phase 5 of PEER. …

Religion, Faith and COVID-19: How faith inspired organizations handled the pandemic amongst their strategies and plans for the year

An Interview by Berkley Center of Georgetown University, Washington DC. Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs had recognized the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka as a leading international faith inspired organization standing out for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka. To delve into the how’s and what’s …

E-School Studio by Sarvodaya

Sarvodaya built, launched and introduced a studio for e-learning on July 24th 2020. Named e-iskole (literally meaning e-school), this studio will be able to reach communities who are currently facing concerns to educate their children, youth, and adults. Essentially the e-school is an audio-visual recording studio with modern accessories and amenities including green-screens, audio/video recording …

Sarvodaya’s Response to the COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka – An Action Plan

Current Status Sri Lanka has been able to contain the pandemic to a very great extent with minimum community spreading. The government’s response at a national level has helped place Sri Lanka in Stage 3 as per WHO categorization. Challenges While the government bodies are implementing curfew, lockdown and limited movement strategies with healthcare and …

Sarvodaya’s Response to the COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka – A report

On January 20th of this year, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and subsequently, on March 11th, recognized it as a pandemic. The Sri Lankan government imposed nationwide curfew on March 16th to combat the outbreak of the pandemic within the country.  The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement …