Pierre Plantier, from France, volunteered in Horizon Lanka Foundation for one week in May, 2017.
“My volunteering was one of many steps of an eight months trip cross Asia.
One week was too short but the experience was really interesting for me. Kids are amazing and willing to learn and have fun, the place is nice and quiet, and it’s nice to meet so many people.
In the time I was there, I didn’t have the opportunity of teaching a proper prepared lesson to the students; they were training for an event, the presentation of the Foundation, for which girls had to dance, and the two boys had to read the speech about the foundation. So I tried to help in my way when I could, but I felt like my mission was more about chilling with them and sharing things.
I felt really welcomed in Mahawilachchiya. I was staying at Nanda’s house and the meals were taken at another family. I can’t thank the lady enough for the welcome and the meals she cooked. Overall my all trip in Sri Lanka gave me a nice feeling of warm welcoming.
Before Mahawilachchiya, I was staying in another family in Rajanganaya and felt like part of the family. I enjoyed this beautiful ‘Teardrop of India’, the beauty of landscapes, lakes where I was chilling for hours in Rajanganaya, and great genuine people.
Thank you for everything.” – Pierre Plantier