A Request for English to Sinhala Dictionaries and Some Story Books

Wong Yuen Sam Diana with students of Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya

Wong Yuen Sam Diana with students of Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya

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.

Yours Sincerely,

Wong Yuen Sam Diana and,

Man Ho Tin Eagle

Hong Kong volunteers from Horizon Lanka.”

Wong Yuen Sam Diana and Man Ho Tin Eagle with students of Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya
Wong Yuen Sam Diana and Man Ho Tin Eagle with students of Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya
Wong Yuen Sam Diana with students of Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Wong Yuen Sam Diana  with students of Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya
Wong Yuen Sam Diana with students of Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya

Horizon Lanka Annual Prize Giving 2016

Horizon Lanka Annual Prize Giving 2016

Horizon Lanka Foundation is going to reward the students who excelled in 2016 at Horizon Lanka Academy. We thought of rewarding the students with only books this time as part of our campaign to encourage the students to read more. We want you to help us by sponsoring the books. We can buy the books from www.books.lk and you can pay them with your credit card or by depositing money in their bank account.

Please use the following info when you order books. They will deliver the books to our doorstep. The list of books and their prices given below the telephone numbers.

 

Nanda Wanninayaka

Horizon Lanka Foundation

No 125, Left Bank

Mahawilachchiya

Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka

50022

 

Mobile 01 Local: 077-7702678

Mobile 01 IDD : 0094-77-7702678

 

Mobile 02 Local: 071-8508537

Mobile 02 IDD: 0094-71-8508537

This is the list of books.

Horizon Lanka Annual Prize Giving 2016

  1. The Best Junior Student
  • Pinocchio http://books.lk/product.php?productid=45497&cat=256&page=2 900 LKR (6 USD)
  • My First 1000 Words http://books.lk/product.php?productid=54180&cat=334&page=1  1120 LKR (7.6 USD)
  • http://books.lk/product.php?productid=43415&cat=256&page=1 Lion King 1400 LKR (9.5 USD)
  1. Best post on Horizon Lanka website
  • HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE (book 1) http://books.lk/product.php?productid=16532&page=1 1600 LKR (10.8 USD)
  • The Iliad for boys and girls by Alfred John Church https://www.amazon.ca/Iliad-Boys-Girls-Alfred-Church/dp/1617203998 13.99 USD Sponsored
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Frank-Diary-Young-Girl/dp/0553296981 5.00 USD – Sponsored
  1. The Best Presenter
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) http://books.lk/product.php?productid=2443&page=1 1900 LKR (12.8 USD)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1 http://books.lk/product.php?productid=45129&cat=769&page=7 1300 LKR (8.8 USD)
  • Aesop’s Fables http://books.lk/product.php?productid=54241&cat=256&page=1 750 LKR (5 USD)
  1. The Best Singer
  1. The Best Dancer
  1. The Best Sportsperson
  1. The Best Graphic Designer
  1. The Best Video Editor
  1. The Best Video Editor
  1. The Best Environmental Concerned Student
  1. The Best Overall Performing Student of the Year

TOTAL = 252.5 USD