Students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya held its annual concert, “A Rainbow of Cultures” – Horizon Lanka Mega Concert – 2016 on November 4th last year to coincide it with Ms. Greta Suffys’ birthday. Ms. Greta Suffys is the CEO of Horizon Select travel company in belgium. She has been visiting Horizon Lanka Foundation since 2002, even during the height of the Civil War that did not spare our village, Mahawilachchiya from the Tamil Tigers terrorist attacks. Ms. Greta and the family has helped Horizon Lanka since 2002. The Belgian tourists who visited us with her also contributed to Horizon Lanka Foundation financially.
Ms. Greta’s birthday fell on November 3 and she visited Horizon Lanka with a group of tourists from Belgium on the 4th. We arranged 17 dance items to be entertain Ms. Greta, her husband Peter and the group of Belgium tourists.
We have received the images and the videos done by the team of photographers and the videographers lead by Mr. Ruwan Nandika.
Horizon Lanka allows the students to use the cameras at the institute. In the past, we have produced excellent photographers and some of them have started their own enterprises as professional photographers. We hope to teach the new students using some of those professionals and other volunteers. Now we have only a small digital still camera (donated by Malitta Nanayakkara of Colombo.) We encourage them to take the pictures here. Most of the pictures you see in the Horizon Lanka website and our Facebook feeds are taken by the students.
The kids learn fast! They rapidly apply learnt techniques and translate it through their pure views. We could see some very good photos from some of them. Without doubt, we think that they could develop into something even better with a proper tool.
The students need a new digital camera to learn photography in a right way and we, Horizon Lanka, also need a camera to produce better content for our website, fan page, blog, etc. The cool part is that we could teach the students how to take professional photos and create digital content at the same time – which are both benefit themselves at the moment and could turn into interesting careers later.
With the help of some of the professional photographers, we have done some researches on good yet affordable cameras that could serve our needs. Hope you will help us purchasing such a camera.
This is the camera model recommended to us by our friends who are professionals in the photography field.
Canon EOS 760D Kit (18-135mm STM) camera costs 129,500 LKR (875 USD) in Sri Lanka.
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