AMAF Psychological Project
This project is aimed at the school students affected by the civil war that ravaged the North East of Sri Lanka over three decades.
The children who witnessed the death of members of their family and relatives, destruction of their homes and property, the atrocities during the civil war and oppression by the armed forces of occupation carry the scars of psychological trauma.
The project headed by Prof Daya Somasundaram of University of Jaffna Medical College, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with AMAF, is to initially publish a handbook for the teachers, identifying master teachers from every school in the district, train them and in turn use them to train teachers in their respective schools.
The aim is to identify students affected by the psychological trauma and initiate therapy which may be school based, community based or with assistance of a psychiatrist or psychologist. The handbook to assist the teachers is in the process of being printed.
Each school will allocate a room called “Mahilaham” where affected students could be interviewed, assessed and receive attention and therapy. This room (Mahilaham) will be furnished with appropriate equipment to provide activities for the students and a place for counselling. AMAF will fund the project with your assistance.
We kindly request individuals or old students’ association and Alumni associations to fund for your school and a school in Vanni if possible.