Monthly Archives: December 2015

Nadigamwila English Lab

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Nadigamwila English labThis is now one of the most beautiful schools in the whole of Sri Lanka thanks to the efforts of its principal, Mr Kumarasinghe.

He has used the country’s natural beauty to create stunning grounds with plants and foliage everywhere.

He also does his best to keep the classrooms in pristine condition even though the school has very little money.

Nadigamwila OC

So it was not very surprising that he took our renovation of a disused classroom to a new level when we created an English lab thanks to a donation from Steve Irvine and Mei Zhang, plus the Sykes family and the JG Hogg Charitable Trust.

Mr Kumarasinghe invited one of his friends down from Colombo to create a very colourful mural, which pictures all the different animals in Sri Lanka captioned with their English names.

Nadigamwila English lab

The school has also created a word tree and painted the planets of the solar system on the ceiling.

We hope it will inspire the children to improve their English as it is often their worse mark since many don’t realise how important it is until they get close to leaving school and thinking about jobs.

Sri Dewanda Library Renovation

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Sri Dewanda LibraryThis was the second library renovation of the month thanks to a donation by the JG Hogg Charitable Trust.

This is one of the bigger schools in the Tissa but has a very old library.

The basic structure was sound but there were many problems including cracked windows, a broken ceiling, furniture that was falling to pieces and very old books.Sri Dewanda OC 3

The outside of the building was also not in a good condition with cracked concrete and peeling paint.

We were able to solve all of those problems and buy a lot more books plus a very colourful mural.

This is one of our first projects for the school and we hope to do more.


DPPC Library Renovation

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Thanks to a donation from the JG Hogg Charitable Trust we have been able to help Debarawewa President’s Primary College to upgrade its library.

DPPC LibraryThe school had a good building but almost no furniture and very few books.

This was not a good situation given there are over 4,000 children at the school and it has some of the best grade five pass marks in the whole country.

Indeed our Finance Manager’s daughter is in grade two at the school but has only visited the library twice because it does not have enough books and she cannot take any home to read.

The donation enabled us to buy proper tables and chairs for both the junior and senior section as well as a lot of new books.

We also re-painted the outside.