Twinning Schools Programme – UNDP, UNV
35 V-Force Volunteers
The Twinning Schools Programme (TSP), a main component of Communities for Progress II (C4PII), implemented under the Transition Recovery Programme (TRP) of UNDP, began in June 2011. It aimed to strengthen social reconciliation and socio-economic recovery in conflict-affected communities.
The Twinning Schools Programme was held at the Uva Wellassa University, Badulla from 17 to 21 April 2013 bringing together more than 200 school children from 21 conflict-affected communities for a unique experience of learning and sharing. The participants were gathered amidst the professional guidance of top national athletes, artists and media personnel for an invaluable exposure to talent and professional experience.
UNV worked with UNDP to enhance volunteer mobilization, donor coordination and partnerships with civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders. Over 70 professionals in the field of sports, media, and performing arts volunteered their time towards the Finale. Also 35 V-Force promoted inclusive volunteerism through preparation and execution of the programme at all levels.