The first outbound workshop for the Active Citizen module “Facilitation” was held on Monday the 24th August at the Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning, Bandaragama. 47 students and four staff members (facilitators) joined four facilitators – Achini, Anoka, Isuru and Joanne for the sessions. Thushara from British Council Sri Lanka organized and coordinated the event. The workshop was sponsored by the British Council.
The workshop primarily covered the development of a social action project proposal taking the community map the students had already developed as the basis. This was done in two breakup sessions and finally bringing them together in plenary. Introductory and concluding sessions included project briefs by guest facilitators, short videos, and information about British Council Active Citizens programme including the Social Action Project Award in order to inspire students of limitless potentials for social action projects and to encourage and motivate them more in social actions.