Child Friendly Approach to Education
In 2002, Sri Lanka started piloting the Child Friendly Approach (CFA) to education with support from UNICEF. In 2009 the case study “Mainstreaming Child-Friendly Schools in Sri Lanka” found that CFA:
The CFA was expanded to reach 1,500 schools by 2012 with financial support from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and other partners. Between 2008 and 2012 the Ministry of Education improved data collection tools and the monitoring of school performance providing evidence for future planning.
Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena at new manual on child-friendly education launch