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Visit to "Pearl" Pre School
Date: 08/03/2014

Whilst situated in Killinochchi we had the opportunity to visit a preschool "pearl" situated in Pullopallai. This is a recently opened school in the village, funded and managed by Friends Lanka Child Foundation. Sinthanai Foundation donated SLR 30,000.00 towards the cost of the children's uniform from the contributions made by the donors.

The official receipt of the donation and the photos taken during the visit are published here.

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Thellipalai Youth Group
Date: 07/03/2014 - 09/03/2014

After conducting many programmes for the school aged children, on this occasion Sinthanai Foundation was able to target a different group of audience. In a small village called Sithampuliadi in Thellipalai, Jaffna we conducted our seminars to a youth group. Participant's age was varied from 20 to 29. The seminars were conducted over 3 days from 7th to 9th of March 2014. Two sessions per day was held. This approach was adopted in order to accommodate the varied age group of participants without interfering with their day to day life. This programme was arranged and facilitated by Karuniya Foundation, for which we are eternally grateful.

Videos were shown and discussions took place in subjects such as Evolution of Life, Human Body & Brain, Solar System & Universe. Since the participants were all adults, in depth discussions were conducted during the interactive sessions and participants were able to form a philosophical idea and understand more about the fundamentals of life such as "who are we", "how did we come here", "what are we doing here" and "what is happening around us in the universal level". These sessions proved to be an eye opener for the participants. Some of their comments and photos are published here.

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Aabirami Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam - Revisit 2014
Date: 01/03/2014 - 02/03/2014

Abirami Tamil Maha Vidyalayam is a school situated in Kallebokka- Madulkelle in the central part of Sri Lanka. We conducted our initial series of seminar here in March 2013. This time we conducted a follow up programme for 2 days. 1st and 2nd of March were the chosen dates for this session. The weekend was chosen so that it would not interfere with the daily school routine. About 30 children who attended the last year's programme attend these two sessions. A re-cap of the last year's sessions were done through an interactive session and further videos were shown and discussion took place on the subject of Animal Intelligence. The children were able to gather lots of information about this subject and form a comparison with human intelligence and formed a better understanding of the animal kingdom. The photos taken during these sessions are posted here.

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Mahadeva Achirama Children's Home
Date: 20/02/2014 - 25/02/2014

Mahadeva Achirama is an orphanage situated in Killinochchi in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Currently 239 children of different age group are living there. Our seminar was held from 20th till 25th February 2014. 61 children of 14 & 15 years old attended this series of seminars. Programmes were conducted in the evenings in order to facilitate the school going children. During the 6 days topics such as Evolution of Life, Human Body and Brain, The Solar System and The Universe were discussed. Videos from BBC were shown. Explanation and translation were provided. At the end of each session an interactive question and answer session took place. During the interactive session the children were able to form a basic idea as to the fundamental issues such as "How did we all come here!!", "How we function as human!!" And "What is happening around us universally!!". Some of the comments of the participants and the photos are published here.

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Gangodavilla Childrens Home
Date: 20/03/2013 - 25/03/2013

The second series of seminar for the year of 2013 was conducted at Gangodavilla Childrens Home in Nugegoda in the Colombo district. Around 35 children aged between 14-19 attended this series of seminar. And this was conducted in Sinhala language. The photos taken during this seminar and the comments of the children are displayed in the gallery.

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Aabirami Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam 2013
Date: 06/03/2013 - 09/03/2013

The first series of seminars for the year 2013 was conducted Aabirami Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam in Kallebokka, Madulkelle in Kandy district. Nearly 120 children aged between 16-19 attended this series of seminars. It was well received and appreciated by the participants. Some of the pictures taken during this seminar along with some comments from the participants are displayed here.

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Sakthi Illam
Date: 01/07/2012 - 06/07/2012

From 1st -06th July 2012 our seminar was held at Sakthi Illam, Ratmalana an orphanage situated at the former hostel of Ratmalana Hindu College. 98 children aged between 14-19 attended this seminar. The photographs taken during the seminars and the comments of the children are displayed in the gallery.

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Gokulam
Date: 21/06/2012 - 26/06/2012

From 21st -26th June 2012 another series of seminar was conducted at Gokulam, an orphanage situated in Wattalla. 39 children between the age of 15-19 attended this seminar. The photographs taken during the seminars and the comments of the children are published here.

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Talawakelle Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam
Date: 14/06/2012 - 19/06/2012

The first ever seminar of Sinthanai Foundation was held at Talawakelle Tamil Maha Vidiyalayam during the period of 14th – 19th June 2012. This series was attended by 96 children. Some of the photographs taken during the seminars and the comments of the children are published here.

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