Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (Concept Note)
The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA) started its fledgling walk on the 21 of March 1917, when the first guide company was started at Girls’ High School, Kandy as 1st Kandy by Jenny Calverly Green. The movement flourished in Sri Lanka and today stands at a membership of over 67000.
Many successful women have passed out through its ranks, having been grounded in leadership, skills development, value education and building a sisterhood in this movement which is not comparable to any other. The SLGGA is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and takes on many global campaigns especially related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Girl Guide units called Companies or Packs, in 4 age ranges are present in the smallest rural schools as well as in the largest and most elite colleges in metropolitan areas. The association is run by volunteers with a limited number of paid staff.
To celebrate 100 years of Guiding in Sri Lanka many activities were planned from national level down to the youngest individual member of 5 years. The launch of the 1000 days, to 100 years celebrations the Association had started a new branch Community Guiding in the child safety week as the annual activity.
Project Vision – Empowering children who are vulnerable and marginalized.We anticipate all Girls and Young women to be Community Guides in the year 2020.
The Motto - "Be Prepared" for living