Thursday, January 25, 2007

GAFSO Water & Sanitation awareness for schoolchildren

The Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO) NGO has conducted its first Water & Sanitation Awareness Programme for a group of schoolchildren at the Akkaraipattu Boys School on January 24, 2007.

Forty-eight children from four schools (Al-Ishrak Vidyalaya in Pottuvil, Govt. Tamil Mixed School in Munaikadu, Vinayagar Vidyalaya in Kolavil, and Govt. Boys School in Akkaraipattu) participated in the programme, which has as its aim the formation of "Child Brigades" among schoolchildren in district.

The programme was funded through UNICEF's Child-Friendly School project. GAFSO has already selected 35 schools with different ethnicities in Ampara District to conduct this programme, and hopes to conduct more in near future.