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Closing Ceremony of 22nd AFID Conference

22nd AFID General Assembly being held at the closing ceremony

22nd AFID General Assembly being held

The closing ceremony of The 22nd Conference on Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities was being held on 7 October, 2015. The ceremony started with live performances by persons with Intellectual Disabilities. There were also presentations done by self advocates of different member countries. They shared their life stories, and how they are coping up with the society. This was followed by the general assembly of The 22nd Conference on Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities. There was an open forum, where the review of the conference was done. Delegates and members got an opportunity to express their opinion about the conference. The board meeting followed which elected the next board committee members. With the handing over of the flag, the closing ceremony came to an end.

AFID Board Members

AFID Board Members

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Therap Visits Child Guidance Center in Colombo

Child Guidance Center, No. 11, Wela Road, Pathiragoda, Maharagama, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

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.

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