Workshop to develop skills of school teachers, counsellors

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By LW. Ariyaratna   

Schoolchildren need a helping hand to deal with issues prevailing in society today, Kelaniya University Deputy Chancellor Prof. Lakshman Seneviratne said.   


He said this when addressing a two-day workshop for developing skills of the school teachers and counsellors held at the auditorium of the Kelaniya University Social Science Department. It was organized by its philosophy and psychology department.   


This workshop was inaugurated with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by the distinguished invitees.   


The Deputy Chancellor said, “many schoolchildren have been unable to face various challenges in life and become successful have led to even committing suicide. This situation is unfavourable for the country. There should be personality development from their childhood.”   


He said it was a timely need for the Deans of the Faculty of Philosophy to volunteer for the skills development programme for teachers who were closely associated with schoolchildren, having understood that a mental stimulant is a must for facing the challenges of life of the youth.   


This programme is being implemented with the assistance of the CESBIT project of the Kelaniya University. There were about a hundred teachers and counsellors who participated in this programme from the district of Colombo. This programme was co-ordinated by the assistant director of Education Office in Colombo, R. Wijesinghe. The staff of the Faculty of Philosophy in the Kelaniya University including the Dean of this Department, Tharanga Daraneetha organized this two-day workshop.   


On this occasion, various speeches on School Education and its importance, Children’s counselling needs and the role of the school counsellor, Human development, development issues and school counseling and Counseling skills and school teacher counsellor’ were delivered by the university lecturers and the teachers in the Colombo Education Zone.     

 

 

Many schoolchildren have been unable to face various challenges in life and become successful have led to even committing suicide