Active Citizens is a Concept promoted by the British Council. It is a social leadership training programme that is focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. Identifying the effective social skills development needs of technologically and professionally oriented undergraduates of University of Moratuwa, we reinvented the programme to suite the university education with blessings and support from the British Council.
The programme is designed to bring together people with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other. We train our students in the skills and knowledge needed to affect social change in communities. We see this as very important as almost all of them are expected to become professionals who will be responsible in many ways in shaping the society’s future.
Students who complete this programme will be linked with the Active Citizens around the world through the British Council’s programme.
We have developed a university wide curriculum for this programme and the modules are offered at all faculties. It is hearting to find that other state universities in Sri Lanka also has adopted our initiative.
We trust that Active Citizens of University of Moratuwa will bring about a significant change among our students.