Child Guidance Center, No. 11, Wela Road, Pathiragoda, Maharagama, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Andalib and Faisal with delegates of 22nd AFID at Child Guidance Center at Colombo, Sri Lanka
We along with a group of delegates visited Child Guidance Center, at Maharagama, Colombo, as part of the 22nd AFID. The Child Guidance Center is run by the Department of Social Services under Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare, Sri Lanka. Mrs. G. L. Leela Gunasinghe, Superintendent of the center guided the delegates of the 22nd AFID. There were delegates of Singapore, Japan, Bangladesh and Korea. This center primarily works with early intervention of persons with Intellectual Disabilities. These services develop skills of persons with Intellectual Disabilities so that they can attend special education unit of government schools of Sri Lanka. The Superintendent shared her inspirational story of how she got training from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which gave her idea about this Child Guidance Center. The center was proposed by her and is supported by the Department of Social Services of Sri Lanka. We wish her and the center all the best.