Horizon Lanka Foundation was looking for a young woman to teach English in its Horizon Academy branch in Maniyanthoddam, Nallur, Jaffna. Kids here were very lucky when we were able to find Miss Anne Mariyathas, a 19-year-old girl who is sitting for London Advanced Level this year. She attends an international school in Jaffna. When asked if she has enough time to dedicate herself for teaching English while she is getting ready for the exam, a very confident Anne said, “Don’t worry. I am confident enough to face the AL exam while teaching. I already do it at home with the kids live around my home. Teaching English gives me more happiness and peace of mind to do my studies too.”
So, we hired Anne from the first week of January 2020. Now she teaches two hours of English on Tuesdays and Thursdays during weekdays and 8 hours on Saturdays. She says she can do some extra hours of teaching during public school vacations.
Anne has a very good command of English. And she comes well-organized for the lessons. Kids also like her very much. She also says if she can use more technology (like a laptop and a multimedia projector,) she can teach even better.