About The Project
SMART Advocates — a project of DreamSpace Academy, formerly known as Strengthening Youth Leadership Collective (SYLC) — is designed to train individuals who have the passion to engage in effective advocacy to address the grassroots conflicts and to build a better Sri Lanka. By facilitating peacebuilding through visual storytelling, SMART Advocates aims to tackle socio-economic and environmental challenges. The core objective is to bridge the gap between the communities and the local authorities to address these conflicts. This project strengthens citizens of all ages to become “Citizen Advocates” using technology and innovation. SMART Advocates works through a digital platform for advocacy that interconnects citizens with local authorities. It also empowers diverse youth groups including community and interfaith leaders to create an intergenerational dialogue aiming at conflict resolution.