The Alpha Project- Child Soldier Rehabilitation

After the war commenced in 2012, The Peace Gang, together with faculty members of the La Petite Fleur Schools engaged in the rehabilitation process of the child combatants based in Hindu College Ratmalana, in a suburb of Colombo. This project encompassed education based on English, Arts, Drama, social etiquette, field trips and leadership skills building.

A team of 20 dedicated and committed teachers and well wishers worked in this project from Nov 2009-May 2010, until these children were rehabilitated and released. A number of 287 girls and boys were thus reintegrated into the mainstream of society.

“”There was one boy,” she continues. “He scared some of the teachers. But a couple of months ago it was as if he just switched. Now he’s the most caring and he wants to carry my books. In fact you saw him this morning. He’s the one who raised the flag.” –Bernadine Anderson, BBC Interview (link below)

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The BBC Covered this Project, article Here!!

Video of BBC Interview

Ice breaker sessions and getting to know each other

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“Shramadana” – Cleanup

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Enrolment of 40 Scouts & 38 Girl Guides
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Camp Fire and Hopper Dinner

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