64. Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina is our first Spanish volunteer. She volunteered at Horizon Lanka in February, 2017. Read Cristina’s story below.

“This project is located in Mahawilachchiya, a privileged place away from the noise of the city so you can breathe a lot of peace that together with the hospitality of the local people make it a special place.

I was surprised by the work that Horizon Lanka is doing in this village, given the opportunity for children to learn English, information and communication technology and important life skills. But also it is a place to share and have fun together staff, children and volunteer in a great atmosphere.

I’m very happy to be part of this project and to be able to teach English and dance classes in my short time here.

They get you involved in the daily life of the village and show you place around. I went to bathe in nearby lake and visit a temple (Tantirimale Rock Temple) where the locals go on Sundays to pray, was very interesting.

The best thing of all was to live with Tharani’s family, a smart and charming girl of 14 years old with whom I shared many good moments and laughter. The family made me feels like at home and thanks to them I learnt about culture and customs of Sri Lanka because they are happy to share their daily life with me and make me part of the family.

I came to Horizon Lanka alone and here I found a family.”

Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students

A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya

 

Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya

 

Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students

Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students

Cristina Medina with Rajitha
Cristina Medina with Rajitha
Tantirimale temple
Tantirimale temple
The bell in Tantirimale temple
The bell in Tantirimale temple
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Samadhi statue at Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Samadhi statue at Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Stupa at Tantirimale
Stupa at Tantirimale
Stupa at Tantirimale
Stupa at Tantirimale


Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India

Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka