We chose 36 schools from some of the most disaster-prone districts in #SriLanka to participate in a quiz competition (දත්ත සමගින් දැනුවත්වෙමු – සවිමත්වෙමු) to enhance their knowledge on related topics.
Sarvodaya Fusion, UNDP Sri Lanka and Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management are working on a common goal to educate Sri Lankans on the importance of Collecting and using Environmental and Disaster related (#EnD) Data.
After a number of successful events educating general public, media personnel, SMEs and many other stakeholders, it was time to educate school children on these topics to inculcate a culture among school children through creating awareness and capacity building to use biodiversity, climate change, land degradation and disaster risk reduction data when making decisions. The campaign aims at encouraging students to gain access to environmental related data on frequent basis, review them as a habit in their day to day decision making while educating their peers and family on any adverse impact it could bring in. Through this campaign it is expected to lay a foundation for the future generation to be mindful of preserving the environment and reduction of the disaster impacts saving lives and minimizing economic losses and infrastructure damages as a developing country.
The district round of the competition took part in 4 districts ( Matale / Gampaha / Rathnapura /Badulla) on 15th September 2018.
District winners :
Badulla – Badulla Central College
Gampaha – Vishakka Balika VIdyalaya
Matale – Rangiri Dambulu Madya Maha Vidyalaya
Rathnapura – Pallebedda Maha Vidyalaya