The Early Childhood Development project initiated its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Intervention to provide assistance in the form of wash basins, hand sanitizers and Non Contactable Infrared Thermometers to ECD Centers in mid 2020 to help restart preschools around the country. These timely and accurate steps were essential in combating the Corona virus at the start of the pandemic in 2020. 

Under the guidance and participation by the Hon. Minister Piyal Nishantha De Silva, State Minister for Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & Education Services, the 2nd phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Intervention by the Early Childhood Development Project commenced on the 11th of January 2021, in the Kalutara District.

Hon. Minister Piyal Nishantha distributing safety equipment to preschool teachers                                                      Hon. Minister Piyal Nishantha addressing the gathering

The following Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Kalutara District have received the equipment from the ECD Project:  

 

Divisional Secretariat Division

 

Number of beneficiaries (ECD Centers)

 

Palindanuwara

 

40

Agalawatta

20

Walallawita

41

Mathugama

69

Kalutara

120

Panadura

126

 

Total

 

416