A Tab for Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres from Spain

A Tab for Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres from Spain

Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres

Horizon Lanka Foundation’s 92nd foreign volunteer, Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres brought two tabs for the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya. The first tab was donated to Pramodhya Umayangani Gunarathna of Grade 8. The second tab, a bigger Samsung tab was given to Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka of Grade 10. She was selected to make a presentation in Cape Town, South America this year but was denied the visa. But we are hopeful she would get another chance next year. Now that she has this tab she has to teach how to use the tab to other students and share it with others whenever they need it. Thanks Qurro for this generous gift.

Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres
Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka getting a Samsung tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres

A Tab for Pramodhya Umayangani Gunarathna from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres from Spain

A Tab for Pramodhya Umayangani Gunarathna from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres from Spain

Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres as a gift.

Horizon Lanka Foundation’s 92nd foreign volunteer, Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres brought a tab for the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya. Since Pramodhya Umayangani Gunarathna of Grade 8 has been selected to go to Mumbai, India to represent Sri Lanka on a karate tournament, the administration of the Foundation decided that the tab should go to Pramodhya for her communication before, during and after the tour. (She is expected to teach how to use the tab to other students and share it with others whenever they need it.) Thanks Qurro for this generous gift.

Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez as a gift.
Pramodhya Umayangani getting a tab from Mr. Qurro Lopez as a gift.

Three-Month Long Computer Course for Adults Students in Anuradhapura

Three-Month Long Computer Course for Adults Students in Anuradhapura

Adults learning computersA three-month computer course for adult students covering Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System, Microsoft Office 2016, Internet and Email started last Tuesday (October 10, 2017) at Horizon Academy – Anuradhapura. A reputed ICT instructor in Anuradhapura is hired for teaching.

If you want to join this class, please contact Ms. Ramanee Wanninayaka (English teacher of Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura) on 077-2393895 or 071-4456879 or Mr. Udaya Marasinghe (Manager of Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura) on 077-0423518 or 071-1462342. The class will be held on Tuesdays from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. A limited number of seats are available. Monthly tuition fee is 1000 LKR (6.52 USD) and you will have to pay it up front. For those who do not have access to computers at homes to practice what is learnt, we can arrange suitable time slots after 7.00 pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays and Mondays are holidays for the students, teachers and the foreign volunteers at the academy. 

Adults learning computers
Adults learning computers
Adults learning computers

Shoes for the Students in Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Shoes for the Students in Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Respecting the visitors
Welcoming the visitors

A group of Sri Lankan children in Chicago, USA held their annual talent show with the help of their families in August, 2016. Having learnt about Horizon Lanka through a mutual friend, they donated a portion of the collection, 250 USD (38,267.50 LKR) to us.

Mr. Buddika Gajapala and his family visited Horizon Lanka on June 11, 2017. They are a Sri Lankan American family that lives in Chicago, the United States of America. They brought us stationary, USB pen drives, a lot of good quality reading glasses, a robotic unit and an Amazon Kindle Fire e-book reader.

Last Sunday, the October 1, 2017 Mr. Nihal Jayawardhana and Mrs. Nayana Jayawardhana from Colombo visited Horizon Academy, Tantirimale and donated 20 vouchers to by DSI http://www.dsi.lk/ shoes for the students at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya. Each voucher has a value of 1,000 LKR (6.5 USD.) The children were very happy with this generous donation. They also received a bar of chocolate for each student from the visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Jayawardhana, Lieutenant Colonel Kanishka Jayawardhana and his son came to Tantirimale to make this donation.

Children at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya did some dancing items to entertain the visitors.

The funds for this donation were raised by “Chicago Sri Lankan Children’s Talent Show,” Co-organized by Nadun Gajapala, Ruchira Fernando and Sean Randunne. We thank you all for this kind gesture.

Before coming to Mahawilachchiya, they also donated 64 vouchers to buy DSI shoes.

Mr. Ranjan Rathnamala, the Manager of Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya and Mr. Nihal Jayawardana addressing the gathering
Mr. Ranjan Rathnamala, the Manager of Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya and Mr. Nihal Jayawardana addressing the gathering
Visitors from Colombo relaxing at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Visitors from Colombo relaxing at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Ashen Chandoopa, our videographer
Ashen Chandoopa, our videographer
Lieutenant Colonel Kanishka Jayawardhana and Ranjan Rathnamalala
Lieutenant Colonel Kanishka Jayawardhana and Ranjan Rathnamalala
Saying goodbye
Saying goodbye
Visitors getting ready to leave Mahawilachchiya
Visitors getting ready to leave Mahawilachchiya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27uB5SZiJi4&feature=youtu.be

Shoes for the Students in Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Shoes for the Students in Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

donating shoesA group of Sri Lankan children in Chicago, USA held their annual talent show with the help of their families in August, 2016. Having learnt about Horizon Lanka through a mutual friend, they donated a portion of the collection, 250 USD (38267.50 LKR) to us.

Mr. Buddika Gajapala and his family visited Horizon Lanka on June 11, 2017. They are a Sri Lankan American family that lives in Chicago, the United States of America. They brought us stationary, USB pen drives, a lot of good quality reading glasses, a robotic unit and an Amazon Kindle Fire e-book reader.

Last Sunday, the October 1, 2017 Mr. Nihal Jayawardhana and Mrs. Nayana Jayawardhana from Colombo visited Horizon Academy, Tantirimale and donated 64 vouchers to by DSI shoes for the students at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale. Each voucher has a value of 1,000 LKR (6.5 USD.) The children were very happy with this generous donation. They also received a bar of chocolate for each student from the visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Jayawardhana, Lieutenant Colonel Kanishka Jayawardhana and his son came to Tantirimale to make this donation.

The funds for this donation were raised by “Chicago Sri Lankan Children’s Talent Show,” Co-organized by Nadun Gajapala, Ruchira Fernando and Sean Randunne. We thank you all for this kind gesture.

donating shoes
Mrs. Nayana Jayawardhana donating shoes to the children of Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Students at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Students at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
A few students at the computer lab
A few students at the computer lab
Some of the students of Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Some of the students of Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Some of the students
Some of the students
A girl doing the Thank You speech
A girl doing the Thank You speech

91. Juliana Machado – Brazil

91. Juliana Machado – Brazil

Miss Juliana Machado from Brazil Miss Juliana Machado from Brazil volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in August, September in 2017.

Miss Juliana and Mss Helena having fun with the students
Miss Juliana and Mss Helena having fun with the students
Miss Juliana Machado at Horizon Lanka
Miss Juliana Machado at Horizon Lanka
Miss Juliana and Helena teaching yoga exercises to the students
Miss Juliana and Helena teaching yoga exercises to the students
Fun with colors
Fun with colors
Funny faces
Funny faces
Juliana with the host family (Tharani and her mother Vijitha)
Juliana with the host family (Tharani and her mother Vijitha)
Just before leaving the host family. Goodbyes are never easy.
Just before leaving the host family. Goodbyes are never easy.

Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura City Opened on September 01, 2017

Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura City Opened on September 01, 2017

Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura

Horizon Lanka Foundation started its third branch, this time in Anuradhapura City on September 01, 2017. At Horizon Academy we teach English, ICT and Robotics as our main subjects. In addition to these subjects, we also teach Fine Arts and Sports to break the monotony of the students. Those who wish to join please call Ms. Ramanee Wanninayaka (English teacher) on 077-2393895 or 071-4456879 or Mr. Udaya Marasinghe (Manager) on 077-0423518 or 071-1462342. The Address is Horizon Academy, No. 23, Ambasewana Waththa Saliya Mawatha Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

We charge only 500 LKR (3.26 USD) per month for all these subjects. We have both local and foreign teachers to teach these subjects at the Academy. Students will be rewarded with stationary, school supplies, computer related equipment, etc. after evaluating their performances.

The parents of the students will be given free English and ICT training on Sundays from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.

We have the basic infrastructure at the beginning and will add more with the progress of the institute.

Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students learning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura
Students earning computers at Horizon Academy, Anuradhapura

Sweeping Changes at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Sweeping Changes at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Parents, staff and students meeting at Horizon Lanka Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Sweeping Changes at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

The Founder and the Chairman of the Horizon Lanka Foundation, Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka is leaving Sri Lanka to volunteer in South America for a period of one year from next month. Hence, there are sweeping changes at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya these days. We appointed a new manager, Mr. Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala, an energetic young man in the village, also a counselor and the headmaster of the Sri Mihihindu Dhamma School in Mahawilachchiya. Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka was appointed as the accountant of the organization. We also appointed Miss Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna, a former student of Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya who just finished her High School in Biology stream as the ICT instructor of the Academy. Her dream is to become a computer instructor and also an English teacher. She hopes to graduate in both the subject areas in coming years.

We held a staff, parents’ and students’ meeting on September 24, 2017 and discussed the forthcoming changes and how to continue the academic activities in the absence of Mr. Wanninayaka. The new staff would assume their duties from October 01, 2017.

Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna
Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna
Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna
Some of the students
Some of the students
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna
Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna
Some of the parents
Some of the parents
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka and Mr. Ranjan Prabhath Rathnamalala
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka and Miss Jeewani Shanika Dissanayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka
Mr Nanda Wanninayaka

More volunteers from Sri Lanka Active, the Netherlands to Horizon Lanka

More volunteers from  Sri Lanka Active, the Netherlands to Horizon Lanka

Rene Voss

Mr. Rene Voss from the Netherlands met Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, the Chairman of Horizon Lanka Foundation and both visited Horizon Academy, Tantirimale and Mahawilachchiya on June 19, 2017 on a fact-finding mission to see if the organization is suitable to be provided volunteer teachers of English and ICT from the Netherlands for the benefits of the children in the organization.

Having been impressed by the project, Mr. Voss decided to send Dutch volunteers from Sri Lanka Active, the volunteer organization founded by him to Horizon Lanka from December, 2017. The first batch of volunteers will arrive in Sri Lanka in December and will volunteer at Horizon Academies, Mahawilachchiya, Tantirimale and Anuradhapura.

We thank Mr. Voss for partnering with us to provide Dutch volunteers.

Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation
Rene Voss from the Netherlands at Horizon Lanka Foundation

90. Helena Palmeira – Brazil

90. Helena Palmeira – Brazil

Helena Palmeira – Brazil

Miss Helena Palmeira from Brazil volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in August, September in 2017.

Helena Palmeira doing yoga practices at Horizon Lanka
Helena Palmeira doing yoga practices at Horizon Lanka
Helena Palmeira having fun with the Horizon Lanka students
Helena Palmeira having fun with the Horizon Lanka students
Helena Palmeira at Horizon Lanka
Helena Palmeira at Horizon Lanka
Helena Palmeira at Horizon Lanka
Helena Palmeira at Horizon Lanka
Helena Palmeira and Juliana Machado with the host family. Saying goodbye is never easy.
Helena Palmeira and Juliana Machado with the host family. Saying goodbye is never easy.