Before establishing the centre, we are planning to carry out qualitative and quantitative research with the assistance of the participants from the targeted group in order to find out their educational, career training and mental healthcare needs that will be needed to deliver this project in a bottom-top approach.
- In order to provide equal opportunities for applicants, the recruitment of staff including permanent, temporary, freelance and voluntary job roles will be advertised publicly online on LinkedIn and in the Centre’s website.
- The Hope House of Ceylon will register and operate in compliance with international and domestic law requirements.( Annex - Reference list of laws, regulations and strategic documents).
- There will be a ‘checks and balances’ system between key responsible holders of the centre.
- The founder should always seek specialized help from the advisory panel and the victim consultation panel before making decisions.
- Data and evidence collected through the mental healthcare therapy will be treated with paramount confidentiality and will be stored in a secure database free from government interference.
- The workforce of the The Hope House of Ceylon will operate under a strong code of ethics.
- There will be extra surveillance on the quality of the services provided by the Centre.
Every 6 months, The Hope House of Ceylon will publish its budget and its working progress on the website available for the public.
The initial beneficiaries from the young in war affected areas will be chosen according to a code of unbiased criteria with the help of an independent panel including academics, leaders from the affected communities, human right activists and representatives from other human rights NGOs which have formed a partnership with The Hope House of Ceylon.
Future project activities will be published on the website, allowing donors or any other stakeholders (Key stakeholders: Government of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Health, war affected Tamil community, NGOs) to contribute their ideas or any grievances it may cause.
Cross-cutting issues will be addressed in the project so as to comply with the best international standards and practices in the area of inclusive education. The beneficiary will make sure its objectives, policies and interventions have a positive impact on, and are in line with, the main principles of gender equality, social inclusion of marginalised groups, and environmental sustainability.
The project directly contributes to improving the access to quality education for youth in war affected areas in its first phase, and then the centre will expand on providing services to youth in need covering the entirety of the Island.
The project will strive to offer girls from these target populations an equal chance at attaining educational programs and mental health care, provided by the project. Community coordinators will work at the local level to encourage families and members of the local community to support greater inclusion of girls in the programs. This, in the long run, will enable young women from marginalised groups to continue their education and to have enhanced employment opportunities.
Mental health care
By providing mental healthcare services, medical and therapy treatments, the project will aim to improve educational outcomes and have wider livelihood and health benefits.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the protection of, and to uphold the right to education and the right to mental health care of the youth in the war affected North.
By ensuring their participation in the The Hope House of Ceylon, the project aims at improving inclusive education practices in Sri Lanka, with particular emphasis on minority groups and on young girls. The project results are expected to help institutionalise systemic measures, thus, improving access to career training, promoting non-segregated inclusion in the education system and to encourage their continued schooling while decreasing their dropout rates. Overall, the project aims to help develop an environment of tolerance towards differences.
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