We are committed to enhance the level of social responsibility in order to improve the welfare of Sri Lankan citizens.
Our Commitment to the Highest Standard of Social Responsibility
We are committed to maintain high standards of social responsibility which encompasses a broad range of interactions with society. This is spelled out in the values of IIHS-ISWA and is explicit in practices. Local responsibility is core in our operating tradition and it is the foundation of the institute’s success. We are determined to play an active social role, to be open about the social impact and to work towards a sustainable future. We are committed to enhance the level of social responsibility in order to improve the welfare of Sri Lankan citizens, which we aim to achieve through our community projects.Community based research projects help to identify problems from the ground level. Finding solutions and applying relevant steps to overcome the pre-identified problems are important aspects of community projects. Few examples of our community engagement projects;
Examples of our Community Engagement Projects
This project consists of three phases. The first phase aims to raise awareness on Road Traffic Accidents among the community through social media campaigns with a focus on the consequences of careless driving and importance of road safety. Second phase of the project aims to provide basic First Aid knowledge to school children and three-wheeler drivers in order to improve their knowledge, attitude and practice on emergency responding methods and first aid after a road traffic accident. Third phase of this project aims to create an emergency responding network assembling responsible people such as Policemen, Emergency Medical Technicians, nearby hospitals.
The compost bin project invented a compost bin which consist of three different chambers, where each chamber has a different purpose. There are two openings for the whole system, one is located at the top in the first chamber, to dump in the waste into the compost bin and the second one is in the bottom the last chamber to create a path to remove the compost for use. The three-chambered compost bin is a well-organized effective and efficient compost bin which can be used at homes and in food restaurants where waste can be converted and recycled to use compost.
Regular exercise greatly reduces health risks among any gender, age, socioeconomic and ethnic subdivision. Even so, exercise levels are low among all ages, increasing obesity rates and creating an inactivity crisis. Taking that into account, the project was focused to address community level issues and building up concepts to solve and uplift them, to identify the causes for low cardiovascular fitness levels among physiotherapy students apart from students with cardiovascular diseases, respiratory and musculoskeletal injuries, to examine sedentary behaviors among physiotherapy students, to determine the cardiovascular fitness among general public and create awareness among general public regarding healthy habits and also to evaluate whether proper ergonomic practices are being used in work places.
Be a Global Citizen in the 21st Century: Opportunities & Challenges
This is an exciting time for young people to make their mark on the world; the world-of-work is changing and there are many opportunities to explore. Through technology and automation, the world has become more connected, information can be shared instantly and, in many industries, physical location is no longer relevant. They will require transferable skills that will enable them to adapt, and succeed in roles across a range of industries and professions. And they will be expected to have these skills before they enter the workforce.
International School of Western Australia (ISWA), Sri Lanka ensure children and young people develop these skills early on, so when they graduate and enter the next phase of their life – whether that be university, further training or employment – they will be READY!
(Director, International Marketing & Development, IIHS)
Australia has a high reputation for academic excellence, particularly at the tertiary level. Those values and approaches certainly transfer to secondary education too. These values include; openness, tolerance, willingness to try different things, respect & equality. Australian cities tend to have the highest liveability index and is one of the best places in the world to live while studying, which translates in to life in Australia for the students undertaking Australian curriculum.
(Vice President, ISWA and CEO, International Institute of Health Sciences)
International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) is a pioneer in specialized nursing and allied health education for two decades in the South Asian region. With over 2000 graduates to date, IIHS has created opportunities for students globally to apply and travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.
Established in 2002 with a vision to transform people, community and landscape, IIHS offers a wide range of programs ranging from nursing, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences, health administration and education partnered with leading Universities in Australia, UK, USA and Finland.