128. Ana Sitges Carmona – Spain

Ana Sitges Carmona – Spain

Ana Sitges Carmona – Spain

Miss Ana Sitges Carmona from Spain volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation during February and March, 2018.

Miss Ana Sitges Carmona teaching at Horizon Academy, Sri Lanka
Miss Ana Sitges Carmona teaching at Horizon Academy, Sri Lanka
Miss Ana Sitges Carmona in Ritigala, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Miss Ana Sitges Carmona in Ritigala, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

 

98. Paula Pazos Dopazo – Spain

Paula Pazos Dopazo from Spain

Paula Pazos Dopazo from SpainMiss Paula Pazos Dopazo from Spain volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in November, 2017.

Paula Pazos Dopazo from Spain with the students of Horizon Academy - Mahawilachchiya
Paula Pazos Dopazo from Spain with the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya
Miss Paula Pazos Dopazo at Mahawilachchiya Reservoir, Mahawilachchiya.
Miss Paula Pazos Dopazo at Mahawilachchiya Reservoir, Mahawilachchiya.
Miss Paula Pazos Dopazo teaching the students of Horizon Academy - Mahawilachchiya
Miss Paula Pazos Dopazo teaching the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya
A smiling Paula Pazos Dopazo at Horizon Academy - Mahawilachchiya
A smiling Paula Pazos Dopazo at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya
Miss Paula Pazos Dopazo at the first host family
Miss Paula Pazos Dopazo at the first host family
Sanduni's parents' farm in Mahawilachchiya
Sanduni’s parents’ farm in Mahawilachchiya
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School

 

Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School
Paula Pazos Dopazo with the students of Paniyankadawala Public School

 

 

 

 

92. Qurro Lopez – Spain

Qurro Lopez – Spain

Qurro Lopez – Spain

Mr. Qurro Lopez from Spain volunteered at Horizon Lanka Foundation in October, 2017. Mr. Lopez taught both English and Spanish to the children. Though there had been volunteers from Spain before, it was Mr. Lopez who started teaching the children Spanish first. The students, especially the younger students caught the language very fast. Mr. Lopez and his friends and his students in his yoga school in Spain collectively donated 90,000 LKR (585.70 USD) to be distributed among the students as scholarships money for their expenses in 2017. Prabodha Kalotuwawa got 20,000 LKR  (130 USD) while others will get the rest of the money depending on their achievements by December 31, 2017. Mr. Lopez also donated two used tabs to be used by two of the students, Pramodhya Gunarathna and Tharushika Rathnayaka of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya.

Qurro Lopez teaching the students at Horizon Academy - Mahawilachchiya.
Qurro Lopez teaching the students at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya.

Qurro Lopez at Horizon Academy - Mahawilachchiya
Qurro Lopez at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya
Quro Lopez with the kids in Mahawilachchiya
Quro Lopez with the kids in Mahawilachchiya

Toys for junior students at Horizon Academy - Mahawilachchiya from Mr. Qurro Lopez.
Toys for junior students at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya from Mr. Qurro Lopez.
Qurro Lopez donating a used tab to student Pramodhya Gunarathna
Qurro Lopez donating a used tab to student Pramodhya Gunarathna
Qurro Lopez donated a used tab to student Tharushika Rathnayaka
Qurro Lopez donated a used tab to student Tharushika Rathnayaka
A friend of Mr. Qurro Lopez donated 20,000 LKR (130 USD) for the student Prabodha Kalotuwawa.
A friend of Mr. Qurro Lopez donated 20,000 LKR (130 USD) for the student Prabodha Kalotuwawa.
Mr. Qurro Lopez and Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka enjoying dancing with us at the Farewell Party of Mr. Lopez.
Mr. Qurro Lopez and Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka enjoying dancing with us at the Farewell Party of Mr. Lopez.

Saying goodbye is never easy.
Saying goodbye is never easy.

63. Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina is our first Spanish volunteer. She volunteered at Horizon Lanka in February, 2017. Read Cristina’s story below.

“This project is located in Mahawilachchiya, a privileged place away from the noise of the city so you can breathe a lot of peace that together with the hospitality of the local people make it a special place.

I was surprised by the work that Horizon Lanka is doing in this village, given the opportunity for children to learn English, information and communication technology and important life skills. But also it is a place to share and have fun together staff, children and volunteer in a great atmosphere.

I’m very happy to be part of this project and to be able to teach English and dance classes in my short time here.

They get you involved in the daily life of the village and show you place around. I went to bathe in nearby lake and visit a temple (Tantirimale Rock Temple) where the locals go on Sundays to pray, was very interesting.

The best thing of all was to live with Tharani’s family, a smart and charming girl of 14 years old with whom I shared many good moments and laughter. The family made me feels like at home and thanks to them I learnt about culture and customs of Sri Lanka because they are happy to share their daily life with me and make me part of the family.

I came to Horizon Lanka alone and here I found a family.”

Cristina Medina – Spain

Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students

A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya

 

Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
Dhamma School children in Tantirimale
A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
A lake in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya

 

Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students
Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students

Cristina Medina with Horizon Lanka students

Cristina Medina with Rajitha
Cristina Medina with Rajitha
Tantirimale temple
Tantirimale temple
The bell in Tantirimale temple
The bell in Tantirimale temple
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Reclining Buddha statue in Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Samadhi statue at Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Samadhi statue at Tantirimale, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Buddha statue in the shrine in Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Stupa at Tantirimale
Stupa at Tantirimale
Stupa at Tantirimale
Stupa at Tantirimale


Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Pilgrims at Tantirimale temple, Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Mahawilachchiya reservoir in Mahawilachchiya
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India

Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka
Cristina Medina with Prince Leonard from India and Rajitha from Sri Lanka