The National cadet Corps being an institution of human resource development that mainly deals with school community, has introduced a naval programme named “Kumara Pavura” with a view of providing security to teachers and students during their stay in schools. This was launched under the direction of Presidential Secretariat in collaboration with Ministry of Education in 2006 due to the threat towards school children by the LTTE terrorists.
Having completed lengthy discussions between representatives of the Director NCC and NIE (National Institute of Education -Sri Lanka) officials a new subject “Defence Competencies” was added to the Secondary Education Curriculum.
Subject area includes mainly the following topics.
1. Foot Drill
2. First Aid
3. Adventure training
4. Map reading
5. Fire fighting
7. Environmental Observation
On the instructions of the Director NCC Guidance and Personality Development Course for Officers and Cadets was organized by the HQ NCC. The objective of the course was to inculcate self discipline in cadets through the process of developing basic competencies by arousing inborn abilities and produce persons with integrated personality.
A selected team of officers, keen on the said field was first trained by University Lecturers so that they could impart their knowledge down the line.
Another objective of the course was to utilize such well trained officers and cadets as resource persons to educate school cadets and students at all levels in aforesaid field.
Having realized that life style has drastically changed causing a great damage to mental status of the individuals of the country due to various types of complicated socio economic conflicts the NCC organized a Counselling Course for the Officers and ORs of the Armed Forces and the Police.
The course was aimed at developing professional competencies of the targeted group by providing them with necessary Guidance, Counselling and Psychological strategies within the post warfare environment. Another aim was to relieve mental stress caused by the warfare mentality and use their potentials in turn for national development.
Today Sri Lankans live in a country free from terrorism. At this hour of glory building a new Sri Lanka under the principle of “Manhinda Chinthanaya” is in progress. A great challenge for moral development is drug addiction to a greater degree has become a menace to the society. A special programme was organized by the NCC to educate school children about the danger of drug addiction. This programme covers identification of addicted people , prevention of school children from drug addiction and discourage of dangerous drugs.
SPECIAL REFRESHER COURSE FOR UN SAT EXAMINATION
On the instruction of the Secretary Ministry of Defence, Special Refresher Course for Officers & ORs of the Police was organized by Headquarters, National Cadet Corps under the guidance of the Director NCC. This was meant to enhance confidence of Police personnel to face the UN Mission Selection Test. With the Implementation of this newest concept the NCC has embarked on a new journey towards an iconic future standing in Sri Lanka. First phase of the course was conducted from 20 March 2011 to 02 April 2011 and the second phase was successfully completed from 20 April 2011 to 03 May 2011 at the Training Centre, Rantambe.
LEADERSHIP & POSITIVE THINKING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Leadership and positive thinking development programme had been introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education and it is being conducted in training centres of Tri-services, Police and the NCC Training Centre , on the instructions of the Ministry of Defence.
The syllabus of the programme consists of Practical and Theoretical Knowledge namely Leadership Skills, Conceptual Skills , Strategic Management Skills , Conflict Resolution Skills in order to produce mental and physical stable personality.
Headquarters, National Cdet Corps, No. 15, Dutugemunu Street, Pamankada, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka