Stop Child Cruelty has launched a nationwide competition in its efforts to raise awareness continuously to End Corporal Punishment in Sri Lanka – Vision 2020 (ECP 2020).
The slogan for the national art, poster and poetry competition is “Sri Lanka without Corporal Punishment by 2020”. Entries are called for the national art, poster and poetry competition taking place from 1 – 12 November with the awards ceremony taking place on 18 November 2018 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo from 10 am -12 noon.
The competition will be open for the 7-11 years and 12-18 years age categories and is open for all Sinhala, Tamil and English languages. Participants would get an opportunity to win exciting prizes including a grant of Rs.10,000 for the winners from the three competitions.
One child can submit up to three entries, one for each of the categories; entries should be of A4 size on any paper. The contestants are requested to mention their name, date of birth, address, grade (class) and a certification by either parent or teacher.
Entries should be sent to Stop Child Cruelty, 115 Kynsey Road, Colombo 08 by 12 November 2018.
Entries could be on topics such as “How Corporal Punishment affected my life”, “Why I want corporal punishment to End in 2020”, “My vision: Life without Corporal Punishment” or “What alternative disciplinary measures would I prefer instead of Corporal Punishment?”
The competition aimed at children is one of the many events and activities organised following a very successful “Walk for Real Change” held in Colombo recently.
End Corporal Punishment first phase was launched targeting schools, with the message of eliminating corporal punishment, on 1 September 2018 in collaboration with the Presidential Secretariat, “Daruwan Surakima” and the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute and is supported by leading personalities in the capacity of Patrons, as well an Alliance of Professionals.