The benefits of Comprehensive Sexuality Education are substantial!
Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is more than just body biology and busting myths.
CSE is a life-long process of acquiring high quality and evidence-based information, skills and values about sexuality and relationships that begins during childhood and youth. CSE equips young people with life skills and empowers them to make autonomous, informed decisions.
CSE lays the foundation for a safe and fulfilling passage to adulthood, and leads to:
Awareness of human rights • Respect, acceptance, tolerance and empathy for others • Gender equality and gender based violence • Confidence and self-esteem • Reproductive Health – adolescent health, STIs and HIV, contraception • Critical thinking • Skills in communication, negotiation and decision-making
Two, three day CSE programmes were carried out under the purview of the Outreach Unit.
25th – 27th May 2019- For 140 students belonging to the SOS Children's Village in Piliyandala, organised by the Avissawella Service Delivery Point. Special thanks to Dr. Sarath Mandalawita, MHO Bokundara and Dr. Samanthika Wijesundara who carried out the sessions.
3rd- 6th of June 2019 - For students attached to the National Youth Corps, organised by Mr Jayampathi ( Head of the Youth Corps in Wathupitiwala) in partnership with the B.O.I. Office at Wathupitiwala.
Resource persons: Dr. Santha Kumara( Medical officer - Base Hospital, Gampaha) , Dr (Mrs) Nayani Gallage (STI Unit – Base Hospital , Wathupitiwala), Mr. Sunil Senarathne (Deputy Director - FPA Sri Lanka Outreach Unit) Mrs Deeshala Weerasinghe ( Counsellor - SDP Wathupitiwala) Mr. Sunil Wijerathne ( Manager SDP –Wathupitiwala).