November 2023

A Community Built Road Transforms Lives

School children in the village of Kebethikollawa in the Anuradhapura District are now able to travel easily to their school after the construction of a new road between the village and Kebethikollawa Model Primary School. There used to be a narrow foot path through the middle of the chena cultivation land, which flooded during rainy season.

The road was made after a meeting facilitated under NPC’s Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) project

Community police, religious leaders, community organizations, local government officials, families and youths took matters into their own hands to arrange the construction the 500 metre road, which is used by over 600 people including school children, teachers and villagers. School vans, trishaws and motor bikes are also able to use the road.

The initiative is a reminder of the successful achievements of common goals in civic space when people work together to solve the community based issues that last beyond a single day.