SLCDF launches project with The National Language Equality Advancement Programme (NLEAP) a project funded by the Government of Canada

The SLCDF will launch the project “Establishment of Civil Society Structure for Official Language Policy” from June 01, 2020 till June 31, 2022. This project would address linguistic rights, broader human rights and gender equality. This project also aims to support the goal of the Sri Lanka national government to protect and promote the language rights of all its citizens.

This project would be carried out in ten divisions in a total of five districts as Galle, Matara, Moneragala, Kandy and Kilinochchi.

SLCDF has already signed the project agreement with NLEAP for more 15 million rupees and it would be providing secondary language trainings approximately for three thousand beneficiaries. This project also aims to have Training of Trainers (TOT) and awareness campaigns throughout the selected districts. The already developed modules provided by NLEAP would be utilized for batch of selected members. SLCDF aims to conduct trainings for three batches during the two years.

The overall goal of SLCDF would be to strengthen the District Co-existence Societies, Divisional Coexistence Societies, Language Societies and Civil Society Organizations for effective implementation of the Official Languages Policy. SLCDF firmly believes that awareness campaigns carried out by TOT would attract more people from all walks of life.