137. Tiffany Baillet – France

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Miss Tiffany Baillet from France volunteered at Horizon Lanka from March to May, 2018.

Tiffany Baillet with the students of the Horizon Academy – Ranpathvila, Kahatagasdigiliya, Anuradhapura
Miss Tiffany Baillet At Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.
Miss Tiffany Baillet with a friend of hers from France

129. Manon Quintin – France

Manon Quintin - France

Manon Quintin - France Miss Manon Quintin from France volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation from February to May, 2018.

Manon Quintin's students drawing
Manon Quintin’s students drawing

Manon-Quintin drinking king coconuts in Kalawewa
Manon-Quintin drinking king coconuts in Kalawewa

Manon Quintin with other volunteers at Tantirimale Rock Temple.
Manon Quintin with other volunteers at Tantirimale Rock Temple.

Manon Quintin and Johanna Carina Schönborn shopping in Anuradhapura
Manon Quintin and Johanna Carina Schönborn shopping in Anuradhapura

127. Clara Charrière – France

Clara Charrière from France

Clara Charrière from France

Miss Clara Charrière from France volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in February, March, April and June 2018.

Clara Charrière from France
Clara Charrière from France

Clara Charrière with the host family
Clara Charrière with the host family

Clara Charrière in Ritigala, Sri Lanka
Clara Charrière in Ritigala, Sri Lanka

Clara Charrière on the bund of Kalawewa reservoir
Clara Charrière on the bund of Kalawewa reservoir

Clara Charrière drinkin king coconuts in Kalawewa
Clara Charrière drinkin king coconuts with Manon and Ana in Kalawewa

Clara Charrière with other Horizon Lanka volunteers in Tantirimale, Sri Lanka.
Clara Charrière with other Horizon Lanka volunteers in Tantirimale, Sri Lanka.

117. Julie Desperiez – France

Julie Desperiez at Pemaduwa Bazar, Mahawilachchiya

Julie Desperiez at Pemaduwa Bazar, Mahawilachchiya

Julie Desperiez from France volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in January and February, 2018.

Julie Desperiez with the students of Thakshila Public School
Julie Desperiez with the students of Thakshila Public School

Julie Desperiez in a sari at Thakshila Public School
Julie Desperiez in a sari at Thakshila Public School

102. Thaïs de Gail – France

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Thaïs de GailMiss Thaïs de Gail from France volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation from December, 2016 to January 2017.

Miss Thaïs de Gail with the students of Horizon Academy - Ralapanawa
Miss Thaïs de Gail with the students of Horizon Academy – Ralapanawa

Miss Thaïs de Gail teaching the adult students at Horizon Academy - Ralapanawa
Miss Thaïs de Gail teaching the adult students at Horizon Academy – Ralapanawa

Miss Thaïs de Gail and Nguyen Le Hoa at Ralapanawa Public School
Miss Thaïs de Gail and Nguyen Le Hoa at Ralapanawa Public School

75. Lucie Barbier – France

Lucie Barbier – France

Lucie Barbier – France

Lucie Barbier from France volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in May, June, 2017.

I’ve been volunteering for 3 weeks in Horizon Lanka at Mahawilachchiya. I’ve been very well welcomed. I was volunteering at the Gamini Public School in the morning and at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya in the afternoon. Students at Horizon Academy were welcoming but I found it hard to teach them English. Even if you have a grammar book to help you, the English level of each student is very different. Moreover, you never know who will come and at what time so it’s difficult to follow a kind of guideline for your whole stay. The best way I found was to try to make them speak English was to play some games or sports with them, which was nice time! But I feel I didn’t really fulfill my mission, or at least what Horizon Lanka was expecting from me.

My teaching experience at the public school was quite different. It was in fact, easier to teach them as you always have the same children and you know that all of them are present for the last lesson so you can keep going, everybody is at the same level of learning. Students from all grades (from 4 to 11) were welling to learn and very happy when I was coming in their class.

In the whole it was a good experience teaching in Mahawilachchiya and I thank the founder, Nanda who has made this experience possible for me.

During the stay I was staying with a Sri Lankan family. Being with them was just amazing, they were very nice to me, from the beginning, very welcoming and they were taking care of me very well. We could have several discussions concerning their culture, religion and they were curious concerning mine also. We all really get on well and I felt like a member of the family. I’m very thankful for all they did for me. Sri Lankan people are very nice, helpful and I enjoyed sharing a little bit a part of their life.

After my stay as a volunteer, I traveled for two weeks in Sri Lanka. This was a very good experience. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful country and, as said before, people are very kind and helpful. We can enjoy cultural and historical places, as mountains with tea plantations with nice landscapes and good hiking, as beautiful beaches to relax and swim!

Lucie Barbier – France

Lucie Barbier from France
Lucie Barbier from France

Lucie Barbier from France
Lucie Barbier from France

Lucie Barbier from France
Lucie Barbier from France

Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Horizon Academy, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Gamini Public School, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Deepthi Playground, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Deepthi Playground, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Deepthi Playground, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Deepthi Playground, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier at Deepthi Playground, Mahawilachchiya
Lucie Barbier at Deepthi Playground, Mahawilachchiya

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale
Lucie Barbier and Tomáš Nebáznivý at Horizon Academy, Tantirimale

Lucie Barbier learning to cook Sri Lankan cuisine
Lucie Barbier learning to cook Sri Lankan cuisine

Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.
Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.

Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.
Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.

Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.
Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.

Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.
Lucie Barbier at Mahawilachchiya reservoir bund.

Lucie Barbier in a tree house in the host's farm
Lucie Barbier in a tree house in the host’s farm

Lucie Barbier in a tree house in the host's farm
A tree house in the host’s farm

Lucie Barbier in a tree house in the host's farm
Lucie Barbier in a tree house in the host’s farm

Lucie Barbier in the host's farm
Lucie Barbier in the host’s farm

Lucie Barbier in the host's farm
Lucie Barbier in the host’s farm

Lucie Barbier in the host's farm
Lucie Barbier in the host’s farm