Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka with the help of Japanese government has implemented a program to expand the “Empathy in the learning process” with the aim to achieve the sustainable education goals.
A program named ‘Learning for Empathy’ has been started in collaboration with school children, teachers, in-service advisors and the principals in this country with full financial support provided by the Japanese government together with Sri Lanka UNESCO National Commission and the New Delhi Zonal Office.
The inauguration of this program was held recently at the Ministry of Education with the leadership of The State Minister of Education Reforms, Open University Development, and Distance Education Susil Premajayantha.
A gathering including The State Minister of Education Seetha Arambepola, Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama, the Secretary of Education Professor Kapila Perera, The Director General for UNESCO Dr. P.N. Meegahwatta, the Secretary of Education Reforms Dr. Upali Sedara, school children selected to represent entire school community, teachers and principals had joined in this occasion.
The main objective of this program, which is implemented in collaboration with the educationists from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, school children, teachers and policy makers of the society, is to practically implement the empathic qualities in the school system in order to achieve the sustainable education goals.