Youth Consultation Workshop
The world is home to the largest generation of young people in history. Following IPPF's lead, FPA Sri Lanka is putting young people at the heart of its services. By genuinely focusing on young people’s lives and requirements, from their own perspectives, we can deliver services, programmes and interventions that are truly shaped by them, and thus relevant, inclusive and effective.
We were excited to host a Youth Consultation Programme on the 1st of August 2018 for youth representatives from our outreach centres located in Batticaloa, Ampara, Matara and Koggala, members from FPA Sri Lanka’s Youth Advisory Committee as well as invitees from Equal Ground, Venasa Transgender Network and youth volunteers from the University of Colombo.
We were privileged to have as our facilitators, Mr Manish Mitra, Senior Technical Advisor – Youth and Gender- IPPF SARO and Ms Sara Ejenbjorn- Gender and Youth Advisor- IPPF Humanitarian.
Also from FPA Sri Lanka, Ms Sonali Gunasekara – Director Advocacy and Dr Yakandawala, Director Medical.
Session topics were “Youth Centered Approach in IPPF’s Development and Humanitarian Work” and “Why should young people participate in the design of a program? And “The Capacity, Vulnerability and Need of young people in humanitarian settings”.
It was an interactive programme which involved group work, a visit to FPA Sri Lanka’s clinic and a discussion on “How can we best engage young people in our humanitarian work?”