Candidate selection for the scholarship for the Diploma in Special Education and Diploma in Sign Language at National Institute of Education (NIE)-2021

On 8th and 11th October 2021, the Early Childhood Development Project commenced a two day interview sessions to assess/select candidates for scholarship for the Diploma in Special Education and Diploma in Sign /Language preschool teachers who have applied for the course at National Institute of Education (NIE).

Early Childhood Development Project is in partnership with NIE for the third consecutive year in providing scholarships for candidates for special needs training.

The chosen candidates are mainly voluntary Primary School teachers & Preschool teachers from around the country.

As of 2021 ECD Project has provided scholarships on long term trainings for over 430 candidates across the country in partnership NIE, Open University of Sri Lanka & Sabargamuwa University. This year 55 candidates at NIE will be given the opportunity to obtain this scholarship from the ECD Project.

The two day session was led by the ECD PMU, with the sessions preceded over by ECD Project Training Specialist Mr. W. Madurawala and ECD Project Accountant, Mr. S. B. Yatawara. Technical assistance was provided by Ms Asanthika, acting IT Officer and Ms Mala, ECD Project Officer. They briefed the candidates about the course structure, emphasizing the significance of this scholarship for the betterment of the future of individual candidates plus the future of the ECD sector, especially for those families who are in dire need of assistance for the children with special needs.

These interviews were conducted online, keeping in mind the pandemic situation in the country.

The ECD Project will continue to strengthen the ECD sector by providing more scholarships for preschools teachers in the coming year.

ECD Project Team interviewing candidates on 8th October 2021

   

  

  

ECD Project team interviewing candidates on 11th October 2021

  

  

                      

On 21st April 2021, the Early Childhood Development Project commenced a two day interview sessions to assess candidates for scholarship for the Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Preschool for preschool teachers who have applied for the course at National Institute of Education (NIE) and the Subaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Early Childhood Development Project is in partnership with NIE for the fourth year running and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year in providing scholarships for candidates.

The chosen candidates are mainly voluntary preschool teachers from around the country.

As of 2021 ECD Project has provided scholarships for over 430 candidates across the country, and this year 30 candidates at NIE and 20 candidates at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka will be given the opportunity to obtain this scholarship from the ECD Project.

The ECD Project, in collaboration with the Plantation Human Development Trust, has trained over 670 preschool teachers in the Estate Sector through the National Diploma on Early Childhood Development course.

The two day session was led by the ECD PMU, with the sessions preceded over by Project Director Dr. Ravi Nanayakkara, Deputy Director Mr. Liyanarachchi and Training Specialist Mr. Madurawala. They briefed the candidates about the course structure, emphasizing the significance of this scholarship for the betterment of the future of individual candidates plus the future of the ECD sector, hence the future generations of the country. The candidates were given also informed about the very important activities carried out by ECD project for the past 5 years.

The ECD Project will continue to strengthen the ECD sector by providing more scholarships for preschools teachers in the coming years.

National Institute of Education - Batch

   

   

  

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka – Batch

   

   

   

The Early Childhood Development Project supports the women in the ECD sector around the country.

Here we share more stories of ECD Officers and preschool teachers from three districts.

 

Mrs. R Vilasi Gonarathna – Preschool teacher from Arunalu Preschool in Ginigathena, Ambagamuwa Division, Nuwara Eliya District, shares her aspirations for the ECD sector and her achievements so far with the help of the ECD project

  

Mrs. Gayani Nadeeka Silva – Early Childhood Development Officer in Rathmalana Division, Colombo District, who was trained in the Training of Trainers Programme (Master Trainers) on Early Childhood Development that were conducted island wide by the ECD Project. She shares how the ECD project helped her achieve her goals.

 

Mrs. K. D. Thushara – Head teacher of Walgama Sarasi Preschool– Matara District, explains her achievements in her 19 year tenure in the ECD sector and her work with the ECD Project.