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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
VOLUME - 02 - ISSUE - 02 FEBRUARY 2013

BRANCH PROFILE
  05 Divisions with 18 units Over 1500 Volunteers & Members

CORE AREAS
    Health Disaster Management Organizational Development Promoting Humanitarian Values

Blood Donation Programmes
A Blood Donation Programme was organized in the Megoda Kolonnawa area on the 17 th of February 2013. The area which is largely populated by the Muslim community collected & donated 50 pints of blood with the help of the blood bank. The programme took place in one of the Colombo Branch’s unit member’s premises in Ranaviru Mawatha. Meanwhile the Junior Red Cross Circle (JRC) of Royal College organized their 34th consecutive Blood donation Programme that was conducted in Royal College, Colombo 07 on the 28th of Febraury 2013. 96 pints of blood was collected by the blood bank and the donation of blooad was done by students, teachers and officials from the armed forces. The main objectives of these programmes were to promote & support the establishment of effective blood donor programmes, eliminate the level of dependency and to support the government as an auxiliary.

BRANCH COMMITTEE AND MANAGEMENT
   Jagath Abeysinghe Hony. Chairman Kithsiri Rathnapriya Hony. Secretary Kumari Kothalawala Branch Executive Officer

Editor: Tuan Rifkhan Arbee

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Dissemination & Junior Red Cross Circles. First Aid Trainings & Services. Shramadana Campaigns & Unit Orientation Programme. Child Protection Programme & Unit Planning Meeting Ambulance Services & Feedbacks

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Dissemination & Junior Red Cross Circles
Dissemination is the promotion of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) and the Red Cross family which is the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC) & the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). During dissemination programmes the history of the Red Cross, its seven fundamental principles, our humanitarian services along with the Geneva conventions are mentioned and described in detail to the community to give a better understanding about the Red Cross movement. 09 number of dissemination programmes were done for a total number of 479 students in Colombo district schools during the formation of the Junior Red Cross Circles (JRC). After conducting the dissemination programme a dissemination exam is normally done to make sure the students have got the proper knowledge.

Number of students 1 Mahinda Rajapakshe Vidyalaya - Homagama 40 2 Kiriwaththuduwa Maha Vidyalaya - Kiriwaththuduwa 45 3 St. Johns’ College - Nugegoda 09 4 Royal College – Colombo 07 42 5 Dharmasena Artigala Balika Vidyalaya - Kesbewa 10 6 Lumbini Vidyalaya – Havelock Town 76 7 Dharmapala Kanishta Vidyalaya - Siyambalagoda 26 8 Visakha Vidyalaya - Colombo 04 75 9 Siri Piyarathna Maha Vidyalaya - Padukka 155 Total 479 The above table shows the name of the school, the dissemination date & the number of students of the dissemination programmes conducted.

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Name of the School

Dissemination Date 22.02.2013 05.02.2013 22.02.2013 21.02.2013 15.02.2013 06.02.2013 15.02.2013 12.02.2013 27.02.2013

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First Aid Trainings & Services
First Aid trainings were conducted by the branch for schools in the Colombo District on the 05 th, 07th and 8th of February 2013 for the JRC’s formed in these schools; a total number of 102 students were trained on First Aid. First Aid trainings were also done for the 16th Colombo Cub Pack of St. Thomas’ College on the 28th of February 2013. The SLRCS Colombo Branch along with the District Disaster Management Centre (DDMC) 07th, 08th and 15th of February 2013 in Schools in the Godagama, Niyandagala and Jalthara Maha Vidyalaya. These Children were educated on junior first aid where basic first aid tips were given so that in case of a day to day emergency these children would know how to react and minimize the amount of risk. Meanwhile First Aid services done in schools on the 01st, 06th, 08th, 11th and 14th of February 2013 for sports meets that took place in some schools in the Colombo District. First Aid Trainings done in schools No. 1 3 4 Name of the School Anula Vidyalaya - Nugegoda Lumbini Vidyalaya – Havelock Town St. Thomas’ College – Mount Lavania Total Date of Training 05.02.2013 07.02.2013 08.02.2013 Number of Students 19 60 23 102

First Aid Services done in schools No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name of the School President College – Kotte Siri Piyarathne – Padduka Girls High School – Mount Lavania Dharmasena Artigala Balika - Kesbewa Mahinda Rajapakshe – Homagama Teachers’ Training College Date of Service 01.02.2013 01.02.2013 01.02.2013 06.02.2013 08.02.2013 11.02.2013

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Shramadana Campaigns
A shramadana campaign is the cleaning of an area by volunteers, a campaign was organised in the Heraliyawala area by the Heraliyawala Unit of the SLRCS Colombo Branch on the 23rd of February 2013. There were 40 numbers of volunteers from the community who are active members of the SLRCS Colombo Branch unit to support the shramadana campaign. The main objective of this campaign was to make sure that the community of the Heraliyawala area have dirt free area and also increasing the awareness of re – cycling & re using solid material to create a greener future for the future generation.

Monthly Progress Meeting and Orientation Programme for Units
An orientation programme was conducted on the 25th of February 2013 for the Hony. Unit chairman, Hony. Secretary and the Hony Treasurer of all SLRCS Active units in the Colombo District. There were 35 numbers of participants present for this programme which was conducted by the Hony. Branch Chairman, Hony. Vice Chairman and the Branch Executive Officer of the Colombo Branch. The main purpose of this orientation programme was to educate the unit members on the beyond Re – Engineering targets prepared by the Branch for units, reporting methods, Division Annual General Meetings (AGM) matters, Rules & Procedures and planning meetings.

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Child Protection Programme
An orientation programme was conducted on the 3 rd of February 2013 on child protection in the area of Heraliyawala. This was done by the Colombo Branch and the Child Rights Protection Authority. There were 60 number of participants both children and parents. The main objective of the child protection programme is to consider safeguarding children and to provide basic child protection information to children.

Unit Planning Meetings
Planning meetings were conducted for 9 numbers SLRCS Colombo District Active Units throughout the month of February. The main objective of conducting such meeting was to explain the Way Forward Beyond Re – Engineering (WF – BRE) target booklet, develop and revise the annual activity plan according to the Way Forward targets given by the National Head Quarters, identify the roles of each committee member and to be well functioning Active Units by disseminating Red Cross Principles & Values. Planning Meetings Conducted for February 2013 No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Name OF Unit Heraliyawala Unit Waththegedara Unit Megoda Kolonnawa Unit Korathota Unit Nawinna Unit Vivekarama Unit Sedawaththa Unit Brukwaththa Unit Hanwella Unit Date of Planning Meeting 03.02.2013 06.02.2013 07.02.2013 08.02.2013 09.02.2013 10.02.2013 11.02.2013 12.03.2013 17.03.2013

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Ambulance Services The ambulance department of the branch conducted services for schools in the Colombo District on the 1st , 06th,
08th and 11th of February 2013 for sports meets that took place in some schools in the Colombo District. The JRC members of these schools actively participated by providing First Aid services for these activities. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name of the School President College – Kotte Siri Piyarathne – Padduka Girls High School – Mount Lavania Dharmasena Artigala Balika - Kesbewa Mahinda Rajapakshe – Homagama Teachers’ Training College Date of Service 01.02.2013 01.02.2013 01.02.2013 06.02.2013 08.02.2013 11.02.2013

Feedbacks
Dear Readers, Please be kind enough to send your feedback or comments to vol.admin@redcrosscolombo.lk as I would like to know what you all feel about our humanitarian activities or any other comments regarding the improvement of the newsletter. I hope each and everyone enjoys reading our monthly newsletter. Faithfully yours, Tuan Rifkhan Arbee Editor.

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