Mr. Qurro Lopez from Spain volunteered at Horizon Lanka in October, 2017. He taught Spanish language to the students and the students were very fast in learning this totally new language. In addition to teaching, he brought a lot of gifts to the students at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya. Tharushika Rathnayaka and Pramodhya Gunarathna received one tab each and the junior students got toys from him. Before he left Sri Lanka, he donated 90,000 LKR (500 EUR) raised by EK ONG KAR MALOGA Yoga School in Spain to be distributed among the students. This donation covers the academic and healthcare expenses of the students for the year 2017. (2017 was a bad year for the whole village as their parents’ farms did not yield any crops due to the drought. So, this financial assistance means a lot to them. It is the same for this year also since the village did not get sufficient rains for the third consecutive year.)
When asked to whom the credit should go for this generous donation, a delighted Mr. Lopez said, “Consider it came from God.”
The students, the parents and the Horizon Lanka Foundation appreciate Mr. Lopez and EK ONG KAR MALOGA Yoga School in Spain for assisting the students in a big way. Thank You.
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.
Horizon Lanka Foundation’s 92nd foreign volunteer, Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres brought two tabs for the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya. The first tab was donated to Pramodhya Umayangani Gunarathna of Grade 8. The second tab, a bigger Samsung tab was given to Tharushika Sujani Rathnayaka of Grade 10. She was selected to make a presentation in Cape Town, South America this year but was denied the visa. But we are hopeful she would get another chance next year. Now that she has this tab she has to teach how to use the tab to other students and share it with others whenever they need it. Thanks Qurro for this generous gift.
Horizon Lanka Foundation’s 92nd foreign volunteer, Mr. Qurro Lopez Torres brought a Nevir tab for the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya. Since Pramodhya Umayangani Gunarathna of Grade 8 has been selected to go to Mumbai, India to represent Sri Lanka on a karate tournament, the administration of the Foundation decided that the tab should go to Pramodhya for her communication before, during and after the tour. (She is expected to teach how to use the tab to other students and share it with others whenever they need it.) Thanks Qurro for this generous gift.