Miss Wong Yuen Sam Diana and Mr. Man Ho Tin Eagle from Hong Kong who volunteered at Horizon Lanka in July and August, 2017 wants us to publish this request on behalf of the students at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya and Gamini Public School.
“We are two volunteers from Horizon Lanka Foundation, an educational organization which cares child development in Sri Lankan villages. We would like to bring to your attention about a lack of dictionaries and learning books for students in both public schools and Horizon Academies.
We taught students for 3 weeks. In our observation, we discovered that students do not understand a lot of English words, even they do not know how to pronounce the vocabulary. It is regretful to figure out this result, which will hinder students’ language development and will limit their international horizons in the future.
Sri Lankan students are eager to learn a lot. When we come to the public school and Horizon Lanka every day, students attempt to learn English and some skills, such as playing an electric organ. After learning English and music, they continue to practice the things they have learnt.
In order to enhance students’ learning abilities in an all-rounded way, different types of books are needed for students. Some books, especially English-Sinhala dictionaries, simple English storybooks with many pictures and music scores are suggested for donation. As the English level of students in public schools and Horizon Lanka is not too high, English books with simple contents are advanced.
We are looking forward to your reply and hope to hear the good news about the donations of various types of books. Thank you so much.
Wong Yuen Sam Diana and,
Man Ho Tin Eagle
Hong Kong volunteers from Horizon Lanka.”