Monday, October 22, 2012

Ayurvedic Medical Clinic and Eye Clinic

The medical clinics organized jointly by our youth unit and the youth group of Nagalawewa were held at the Nagalawewa community hall on the 10th of October 2012.

This programme was conducted in view of the World Elders' Day.  This was highly praised by the people of this area.

When the elderly parents are being left out at the homes for the elders by some of the youth, without discharging their duties towards parents, this worthy and virtuous act of the youth unit of SETIK together with the Nagalawewa youth, was highly praised and appreciated by the people.
About 150 people received ayurvedic treatment from the ayurvedic medical officers of the ayurvedic hospital, Dambulla.

Spectacles were supplied to 56 people at concessionary rates from the eye clinic.  Three patients were referred for eye operation for removal of their cataracts free of charge.

This can be described as a consolidation to Nagalawewa youth group for their violent free journey towards sustainable development with the youth unit of SETIK.

Residential Computer Training Programme

The residential computer training programme on MS Office 2007 was successfully conducted from 7-13 October 2012 at the SETIK Auditorium.  The resource contribution was provided by Mr. S. Wasantha.  23 youth from the remote, poverty stricken families in the plantation areas and the samoordhy recipients families in the rural areas took part in this programme.  These youth also had the opportunities to take part in various programmes during their stay.
In addition to computer literacy, they also gained a good knowledge in leadership traits and virtuous attitudes.  Both Sinhalese and  Tamil youth took part in this programme which helped them to improve their cordial relationship.  Also, this was a good opportunity to learn each others languages.

At the conclusion of this programme, they were so close and unable to seperate from each other, as separation from the beloved once was a suffering for them.  This was a great strength for the formation of a violent free youth group.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Youth Day Seminar 2012

The commemoration of the international youth day, was conducted as a seminar at St. Benedict's College, Ampitiya with the participation of 160 youth leaders from the remote rural and plantation areas in the districts of Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya and the youth groups in the parishes.

In his address to the youths, Rev. Fr. Camillus D. Jansz, the Director of our organization, said that this seminar immensely provide guidance to enhance the power of youth and self-reliance to over come the challenges in life.  He also said that he was delighted to see a devoted and dedicated youth group, who are committed to serve the society.

This seminar was greatly contributed to the youth to dispose their hidden talents and skills, to enhance their team spirit, to give proper respect to the views and opinions of others, to obey their leadership and improve virtuous qualities.

Resource contribution to this seminar was provided by Mr. J. Benedict, who enlighten the youth of their duties and social responsibilities.  Mr. Upali Dharmakeerthi, the project coordinator and Mr. A.C.S.Crooz, the programme coordinator also addressed at this seminar.

At the conclusion, the youths pledged to devote for the formation of a righteous and virtuous society.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cordaid Funding Partners Visit

The successes, failures, obstacles and challenges of the youth activities carried out in Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya districts during the last two years were deeply analyzed under the "Non Violent Youth for Sustainable Development".

The topics of "how our future activities be planned?" and "how it should be changed" were also deeply discussed.

Mr. Jan Nielen of Cordaid organization, Rev. Fr. Director, Administrative Manager, Finance Officer, Project Coordinator and the members of the Youth unit participated at this discussion.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blood Donation Campaign

‘SETIK’ Organization has been rendering so many devoted services for the promotion and well being of the youth in the rural and plantation areas in the Central Province for the past several years. At present the youth in these areas are engaged in development activities giving special priority according their needs and requirements.

As a part of these activities, a blood donation campaign was organized by the youth of Gragonhill estate, at Sri Sudarmarama Viharaya, Alawathugoda on the 25th of February 2012 under the theme “Let us save the life by donating a drop of blood”. By organizing this event, the youths have proved that they could render a virtuous service to the humanity by donating blood. 62 youths took part in this programme and 62 pints of blood was donated.

Rev. Fr. Desmond ‘SETIK’ Co-ordinator - Matale District, the Chief Incumbent of Alawathugoda Buddhist temple, The Chief Maulavi Imam of the Jumma Mosque of Alawathugoda and the Hindu Kurukkal of the Kovil Represented all four religions. The police inspector of Alawathugoda Police, Chairman Pradeshiya Sabhawa and members, Members of Three Wheeler’s Union and Grama Niladhari were also present on this occasion.

This event was jointly organized by the president of the Matale District Steering Committee and other youth committees with the assistance of the officers attached to the Blood Bank at Matale hospital where every ethnic, race and religious people were gathered without any difference.