දත්ත සමගින් දැනුවත්වෙමු – සවිමත්වෙමු

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

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Evidence based reporting- Media workshop

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense.
To address these disaster risks, Sarvodaya Fusion and Sri Lanka School Of Journalism together organized an evidence based reporting workshop to empower regional journalist in Badulla / Kandy / Monaragala / Nuwara-eliya districts.

Would you like to participate any of our future workshops? Contact Here




Panel included:
Ms Anoja Seneviratne, Director Mitigation, Disaster Management Centre
Mr. Chandradasa, Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
Mr.Shan Wijetunga – Director, Sri Lankan School Of Journalism

Preserve Environment To Reduce Disaster Impact

දත්ත සමගින් දැනුවත් වෙමු, සවිමත් වෙමු!
Orientation program to lay a foundation for the future generation to be mindful and to be sensitive to environment and disaster data in order to preserve the environment and reduction of the disaster impacts in Sri Lanka held at Waters Edge – Sri Lanka with 36 School Principals & Disaster Management Coordinators representing Badulla, Matale, Ratnapura and Gampaha districts.

Do you want to know more about the project? Visit http://datasmart.lk and get in touch with us on our facebook page FB/Sarvodaya.Fusion



Names of the people on the pictures: Mr. A.S. Hewage – Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr.B.A.W.R. Padmashantha – Assistant Director, Co-curricular activities, Ministry of Education, Mr. Nalaka Priyashantha, Director – Planning, Ministry of Disaster Management, Mr. Sunil Jayaweera- Director- Preparedness Planning, Disaster Management Centre