We conducted a successful Awareness Seminar for the school principals of the Kotmale Zonal Educational Division in Sri Lanka on 15-09-2017. 38 school principals in the division, one Zonal Deputy Director of Education and three Assistant Directors were among the participants.
During this programme, a detailed explanation was given on child abuse in general and sexual exploitation of children in particular. It was noteworthy that certain themes covered by the seminar such as sexual exploitation of children online (SECO) were completely new topic s to the majority of participants. This was not only the first Tamil medium programme of this nature, conducted by PEaCE but also the first programme aimed at school principals in the Nuwara Eliya district.
A parallel programme was conducted with the same purpose in the Sinhala language medium as well.