Friday, 04 January 2019 09:09

Befriender Training For Human Rights Volunteers

A six day training session on befriending for Human Rights First Aid Centres (HRFAC) volunteers under NPC’s project Accountability Through Community Engagement and Initiatives for Transition (ACE-IT) was held in Colombo to help the volunteers to become befrienders in their districts.

The participants came from the 11 districts of Batticaloa, Badulla, Galle, Gampaha, Hambantota, Jaffna, Mannar, Matara, Monaragala, Nuwara Eliya and Trincomalee.

The training, which was conducted in English, Sinhala and Tamil, was organized by NPC and Right to Life Human Rights Centre with support from the European Union.

The programme was designed to improve the knowledge of the advisory services available to people faced with human rights issues.