Community Involvement and Engagement Programmes

Mosquito Breeding Site Identification and Siraramadhana Campaign

Mosquito breeding site identification and Siraramadhana campaign was successfully executed on 28th of October 2023 from 08.00 am to 12.45 pm in the Jaffna medical faculty premises. It was collaboratively organized by the Students Well-being Centre and the Center of Digital Epidemiology. Staff from the Students Wellbeing Centre, Center of Digital Epidemiology and Family Health Center, community health care workers, and dedicated members of the eco–friendly team were actively involved.

Navaratri celebration at Centre for Digital Epidemiology

Centre for Digital Epidemiology (CoDE) celebrated its first Navaratri Pooja on 16th October 2023 as a community involvement and engagement programme. Navaratri Pooja is celebrated for Goddess Durga (an aspect of Sakthi). During the following three days, the goddess is worshipped in her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi, and Sarasvathi. The celebrations end with Vijayadashami (Tenth day of Victory).

Ten days of prayer, meditation, and chanting during this festive session helps us to connect with our souls and be filled with positivity and peace.

Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) activities for school students in Karainagar

CEI activities were conducted for students from Karainagar Hindu College on the 28th of August 2023. The school principal, Mr. Jekatheeswaran, and teachers also joined the activities. Students were divided into groups and encouraged to discuss critical issues related to water salinity. They pointed out, there are freshwater sources still exist in Karainagar. They also illustrated how the water level and salinity change throughout the year. More than these they provided suggestions to improve water scarcity.

Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) activities for school students in Jaffna zone

Community Engagement and Involvement activity was held in Chundikuli Girls College on 29th of August 2023 from 8.30 am to 10.30 am in which four hundred students of grades six, seven, and eight participated and teachers also participated in this event. Here, various issues were discussed with the students. The primary problems concerning water resources in Sri Lanka are the depletion and degradation of the resources caused by various anthropogenic activities. Students proposed different ideas to reduce water discharge and improve water recharge.