“A child without education is like a bird without wings”
The Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya, which continues to serve the community in various capacities, has identified the right of education for each and every child. Therefore to support the educational needs of the children in need, “Nenasa”, the club’s signature community service project was initiated.
This year the project was aimed to be conducted in 03 main phases. As the second phase of the project the club fully sponsored, along with the support of our parent club Rotary Club of Colombo Uptown, the first prize giving of Wadduwa Balika Vidyalaya in Wadduwa, a school which is located in the Kalutara district. This school provides education to students up to the ordinary level.
The prize giving was held on the 30th of November 2016 from 9.30 am onwards at the school main hall. The chief guest for the day was Mr. Jagath Angage, Member of the Western Province council and Mr. Neil Sunethralal, Director of zonal education, Kalutara.
The prize giving appraised the academic as well as non-academic talents of 100 students of the school. It was truly amazing to witness the competencies and capabilities of the students who have been awarded nationally as well as internationally at competitions. The school has been able to reach greater heights as a result of the unwavering and persistent efforts of the Principal, Mrs. Padmini Abeysinghe and the academic staff.
The success of the project was signified via the smiles that have lit up the faces of the prize winners. We are truly grateful for the club members as well as the fellow Rotaract Clubs that rendered their support to conclude this project successfully.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world as stated by Nelson Mandela, which highlights the need for education to create a better tomorrow for the world we live in. Therefore as responsible undergraduates representing the youth of Mother Lanka, it is our utmost responsibility to serve back to the community as and when possible and to be the reason behind someone’s happy tears and smiles.
Written by : Rtr. Yasasi Bandaranayake (Joint Secretary)