Tuesday, June 2, 2009

UNICEF supports Sri Lanka's child friendly primary schools

(RW)Colombo 2June – Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education, in partnership with UNICEF, today launched the 'Child Friendly Schools' concept as the official framework to address disparities in quality and access in primary schools in Sri Lanka.

In a presentation to national, provincial and zonal education authorities, along with other key partners, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education outlined an approach which seeks to improve the quality of education and schools for students, teachers and communities by mainstreaming Child Friendly Schools as the national framework to primary education. As well as the training of principals, teachers, students and their communities, the CFS approach includes school development. Full text