Probation Very Impressed
Probation very impressed
Report by Resident Manager Mr. Eric da Silva
A team of North Central Probation department Anuradhapura consisting of following members have visited at the Somawathi Children Home on 11th August 2009.
a.) Commissioner (Probation North Central province)
b.) 24 members of Probation staff in North Central Province
c.) Commissioner (Probation Southern Province)
d.) Head Quarters Probation Officer (South)
e.) Event Co-ordinator (South).
Para 2. It is proudly to mention that our Children Home is one of the best and reputed Children homes in Southern Province recognised and identified by the Probation Commissioner (Southern Province) to earmark of this visit.
Para 3. Aim of visit is to exchange the ideas/information.
Para 4. Both of the Commissioners and the staff are highly impressed and they were really happy and satisfied about the maintaining of good standard of our Children Home. A comment made by the Commissioner (North Central Province) on the visitor’s book is documented herewith for your information please.
“TODAY WE CAME AND VISIT THIS HOME. ACTUALLY THIS CONCEPT IS WONDERFUL. STAFF ATTITUDES ARE BETTER. I THINK THIS ORGANISATION IS FORTUNATE IN SRI LANKAN’s CHILDREN. I THANK THIS ORGANISATION AND THE DONORS OF THE NETHERLANDS.”
Para 5. Following proposals/suggestions made.
i. Few of them raised that it is advisable to mix male/female children together in a pavilion until the age of 13-14 years, and to be dispersed them thereafter. Probation Commissioner/ HQPO (South) disagreed with the proposal due to background of abnormal behaviour of some children.
ii. More opportunities to be given / children to be exposured to act independently and move with the background of out side society.
Matter realized by the Commissioners of both Provinces and it is still pending until get the approval/ firm decision from the Probation dept.(South). 1) Note
1) Note: This comment concerns the extent to which rules should be strictly applied to leaving the premises policy versus independence. Soon the court will clarify by giving a statement.