Save the Children with National Hospital for Children in Sri Lanka promoting Child Safeguarding & Child Protection on Children's Day

Wednesday 22 October 2014


Save the Children with National Hospital for Children marked the Children Day on 1st October 2014. At an exhibition launched by the hospital from 1st to 3rd October 2014, we promoted child safeguarding and child protection via a stall. An estimated crowd of 3 000 who visited our stall received awareness on the importance of having child safe guarding policy in institutions and also discussed importance of child protection, children’s rights and responsibilities. We also promoted the 1929 hotline which is to report on child abuse introduced by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) with whom we work in - Partnership in Child Protection.

With the distinguished invitees- From Left : Udya Proshini Child Protection Officer of Sidhartha Foundation  (Partner of SC), Ramachandran Chandrika, Director Support services of SC,  Dr. P.Mahipala, the Director General of Ministry of Health, Mr. Padmasiri, the Director of Lady Ridgeway Hospital and Celebrity Chief Guests Charitha Priyadarshani (Singer), Edward Jayakody (Musician) other invitees