Girls Change the World campaign aims at educating, empowering and mobilizing women especially young girls to change their social relationships and social environment that would be healthier and satisfying for both females and males. The objectives of the Girls Change the World includes reducing the attractive image of alcohol at social interactions such as weddings, parties and celebrations. The Foundation for Innovative Social Development (FISD) will capacitate women Girls Change the World campaign that would enable them to take leadership to make above-mentioned events fun and enjoyable ones without the consumption of alcohol use. Thereby reduce the consumption of alcohol by elderly men and young men at these social gatherings.
The Foundation for Innovative Social Development (FISD) launch the Girls Change the World campaign on the 07 April 2017 at the Western Province Aesthetic Center, Colombo7 on the 07th of April 2017. The Dr. Champa Gunasekera, Chairperson/General Secretary FISD welcomed the participants and explained the aim and objectives of the campaign, Ms. Samitha Sugathimala, Programme Manager, GBV programme enlightened the participants on the Concepts of Girls of the Girls Change the World, Mr. Upul Kariyawasam, Senior Programme Officer explained how the Girls Change the World campaign could be used to minimize alcohol use at weddings, parties and celebrations. Mr. Ravi Kandiah, Programme Manager, ADD invited the organizations and individuals participated at launched to join the Girls Change the World Campaign and proposed a vote of thanks.
As interludes to this training session two short dramas supporting the theme were staged by Ms. Madavi Malwatta, Popular dramatist and a group of students of University of Keleniya. The following popular artistes, media persons, models, and a sportsperson were appointed as ambassadors of the campaign:
Ms. Lochana Imashi – Film & Teledrama
Ms. Madani Malwaththage – Stage Drama
Ms. Eshani Diana Jayapala – Beauty & Fashion
Ms. Sripali Weerakkody – Sports (Sri Lanka Cricket)
Ms. Jayamali Erangika – Modeling
Ms. Sumudu Prasadini – Miss Sri Lanka
Ms. Subhashini Balasubramaniyam – Tamil Media