Child friendly community (CFC) Libraries managed by children for the benefit of Tsunami and war affected peers in Sri Lanka
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Save the Children set up a series of libraries managed by children in the communities they lived and trained children to run them, as a way of protecting the children from harm. The objective of the ...

Save the Children set up a series of libraries managed by children in the communities they lived and trained children to run them, as a way of protecting the children from harm. The objective of the library development program was to increase children's knowledge and skills and there by ensure their protection; protecting them from all kinds of abuse and maltreatment.

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Child friendly community (CFC) Libraries managed by children for the benefit of Tsunami and war affected peers in Sri Lanka Child friendly community (CFC) Libraries managed by children for the benefit of Tsunami and war affected peers in Sri Lanka Presentation Transcript

  • “Child Friendly Community (CFC) Libraries Managed by Children: In a Conflict Affected Area of Sri Lanka” by Lionel R. Amarakoon lionel@savethechildren.lk
  • Objective of the CFC Libraries • Is to increase children‟s knowledge and skills and thereby protect them from their life challenges • It has also helped them to learn cooperation and encourage of self-expressions and creativity • It has help them to learn and encourage of language through conversation, story telling and singing
  • Establishment of CFC Libraries • 54 child friendly community libraries were established in the district of Anuradhapura in the following DS Divisions: Wilachchiya, Welioya, Kahatagasdigiliya, Madyama Nuwara gampalatha, Galnewa and Palagala.
  • Anuradapura Map
  • Child Issues • • • • • • Incest in families School dropouts Child Labour Sexual harassment Teenage pregnancies Attempted Suicide
  • Strategies identified by children to reduce their vulnerabilities • • • • Using street theatre Peer to Peer education Development of IEC materials Establishment of 54 children‟s clubs/child libraries
  • Libraries Managed by Children… Secure Place for Children to Bring Children together Discuss Issues Access Reliable Information which are important to them and identify ways to address these issues.
  • Helped to Reduce the Incidence of Alcoholism Through children developing and performing street dramas Equipping the children with skills to help reduce the alcohol Consumption of their fathers through for e.g. Talking about the issue with their fathers when they are sober
  • Open Access Library System • • • • • • • Free-standing Library Shelves Classification of books using DDC 21st edition. Shelf guides and Library Guide Book „Plan of Action‟ of the Library Organization of Non-book materials Organization of Library Extension activities „Community Information Cells‟
  • Lessons Learnt • Providing children with the information and skills to influence their lives is more sustainable than simply providing them with material support. • A Team approach is more effective and sustainable than working alone • The skills they inculcate through the programme help them to addressed issues. • „CFC Libraries‟ is a very good initiative for increasing child participation and decision-making • Reading not only is treated as a source of gathering knowledge but it should also be a form of hobby and entertainment.
  • Library Building Before Renovation
  • Library Building After Renovations
  • Children’s Club Library Members at the Mobile Service at Divisional Secretariat
  • Banner highlighting Migrant Mothers Issue Banner highlighting Migrant Mothers Issue
  • Banner highlighting the alcoholism issue
  • Child Librarian at the Communications Workshop
  • HIV/AIDS Workshop
  • Situation Analysis
  • Shramadana at Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Anti Drugs Street March
  • Shramadana at Wilachchiya
  • Child librarian issuing books
  • At the Bosevana Children’s Library
  • Serious Library Readers
  • What they brought to the fair
  • Children reading books
  • Eagerly waiting to Borrow books
  • Summer Hut Outside the Library
  • Prabath – Core Group Member/Child Librarian
  • Divisional Secretary Wilachchiya
  • Poster displayed in a library
  • Inauguration of the Basic Library Skills Workshop
  • Ven. Thanthirimale Chandraratne Thero
  • Non book materials in the Library
  • Non Book Materials in the library
  • Children’s Conference at Anuradhapura