Monthly Archives: March 2018

HSBC’s Student Sponsorship

Posted on by Jackie

DSC_9997We were delighted that HSBC’s CS Manager, Dilini Fernando, came to visit us in February to meet some of the roughly 200 students the bank is sponsoring.

Pictured are some of the A-level students from Tangalle Girls School giving a thank you speech and explaining what the donation has meant to them.

HSBC is sponsoring students ranging from 15- to 16-year old preparing for their O-levels all the way through to university undergraduates as part of the celebrations of its 150th global anniversary.

MCCC Certificate Ceremony

Posted on by Tharindu

Certifcate ceremony 2018 (4) 2Our latest certificate awards ceremony was held in February at the Mahasenpura Community Community Centre (MCCC).

Students from classes XLV to LII came to collect their certificates while SRI Director, Jackie Horne was in Sri Lanka.

All the students had completed the three-month Microsoft Certificate Course studying Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.

Pictured, I give a speech thanking the students for their hard work and efforts.


Oli and Eliza Volunteering

Posted on by Jaya

Oli 19The 29 students at Panagamuwa Amarasinghe School got two special visitors in February when Oli Woods and his girlfriend, Eliza, did some volunteering for the day.

Panagamuwa is a tiny little school about five kilometers inland from Galle with just eight teachers including the principal.

Most of the families were re-settled after the Tsunami and their main income is from fishing and working in the paddy fields.  Oli 9

Oli and Eliza did a great job teaching English and art at the same time by getting the children to draw their favorite animals on a blackboard.

Before we left, we also donated some books and pens .