“Wellness Navigation” programme organized by the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya was held on the 23rd of October 2018 at Polpagoda Dharmapala Maha Vidyalaya, Galle. The programme was held for the fourth consecutive time and this is the first time which the programme was held out of the university premises.
The prime objective of the programme was to build social networks with the school community in rural areas. Changing negative perceptions towards the university undergraduates, inspiring school students in rural areas to follow the degree programme offered by the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, enhancing the proud image of the University of Kelaniya were the other objectives of the programme.
The teachers and the students of the Polpagoda Maha Vidyalaya including the Polpagoda villagers participated in the programme and they were made aware of how to maintain BMI (Body Mass Index) and what steps to be taken in order to avoid obesity. Moreover, a medical consultation was held under the assistant of the academic staff members and students of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. The Department of Sport Science and Physical Education donated sport equipment and first- aid support to the school.
The event was addressed by the Visiting Prof. B.L.H. Perera and he emphasized on how to maintain Wellness and the role of the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education.
Senior Lecturer Ms. Charika Wickramarathne, the then Head of the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education including the academic staff members of the department graced the event.