Archive for May, 2007

Download Horizon Lanka’s Newsletter for May 2007 – Page 1

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Download Horizon Lanka’s newsletter for May 2007.

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Download Horizon Lanka’s Newsletter for May 2007 – Page 2

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Download Page 2 of Horizon Lanka’s newsletter for May 2007.

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The day we ‘Meshed up’ Mahavilachchiya

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  1. Mr. Lalith Weeratunga discussing problems in the area with the community leaders, villagers, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRNpg7Kdtdo
  2. Mr. Lalith Weeratunga’s speech (Part One) in Mahavilachchiya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYsE-O6wtA
  3. Mr. Lalith Weeratunga’s speech (Part Two) in Mahavilachchiya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Computer skills for 400 Sri Lankan students in Mahavilachchiya

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Project Needs and Beneficiaries

In rural Sri Lanka, most families rely on agricultural work, leaving them vulnerable to market fluctuations, natural disasters like the tsunami, and abject poverty. Students of Horizon work to gain marketable skills they can use to increase their college eligibility and capture off-shore employment. They are then able to earn more than was ever possible in their agricultural community, elevating not only their own financial prospects, but also those of the entire village. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fionnuala Woods’ Report on Horizon Lanka

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Horizon Lanka Academy

Mahavilachchiya, Northern Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: white sandy beaches, exotic fruit, elephants, the Tamil Tigers, the tsunami, a tropical paradise but one that remains an essentially a Third World country with many challenges to face – this was the mixed bag of impressions, events and stereotypes that I had of this intriguing country before my visit in the summer of 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

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FUND A TEACHER’S ALLOWANCE AND HELP END DIGITAL DIVIDE

Ranjith Pushpa Kumara ranjith@horizonlanka.org

Horizon Lanka Academy is the academic branch of Horizon Lanka Foundation, a non-profit earning organization dedicated to bridge the Digital Divide. We teach Information and Communication Technology and English as our key subjects. We also emphasize the role of sports in the character development of a child. Similarly, mathematics and Science has become difficult as there is a lack of resources in rural areas in Sri Lanka. Therefore, apart from English and ICT, we offer lessons in science and mathematics to the students in the secondary section. We need seven teachers to run the academy. However we now have only four teachers to run both the Horizon Lanka Academy and Horizon Lanka Pre-school. We also need about five coaching staff members for the sports section. But we have only two of them for only karate and rugby. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Lovely Indian girl, Miss. Alisha Bhagat, visited Horizon Lanka, Mahavilachchiya

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Radhika Nilupulee Rajapaksha radhika@horizonlanka.org

On 2nd of January, 2007 I went to Anuradhapura Railway Station to collect a girl called Alisha. When I went to the railway station saw a girl in a Punjabi dress. Then we introduced each other and came to Horizon Lanka first. Later, I came to my place with Alisha for lunch and she stayed 4 nights in my house. Read the rest of this entry »

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