Community Outreach Coordinator
Sukainah completed her BSc in Psychology in 2017 and started working at CAFS as an intern in March of 2018. She now supports as a trainee psychologist in mainly a clinical capacity: learning how to assess, diagnose and develop effective tailor-made interventions for children and adolescents. She also spearheads community outreach activities at CAFS, working collectively with the core team and volunteers to plan and conduct awareness campaigns, community outreach programmes and workshops surrounding mental health. Additionally, she also supports the team with social media designing and planning.
Sukainah is passionate about ensuring inclusivity of those with special needs in the community and is constantly finding creative ways in how CAFS can actively contribute to this journey.
“My introduction to the field of psychology began when my niece was diagnosed with Autism. Realising then that Sri Lanka lacked ample resources to help countless other children with similar neurodevelopmental conditions pushed me to pursue a career in this field. There is nothing more rewarding than helping, and CAFS has given me the opportunity to bring about so much change in our country with regards to the importance of accessing mental health services. The work we do at CAFS is immensely fulfilling. To know I’m making a difference in at least one child’s life is priceless, and I hope we can continue to grow bigger and better!”