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  Pahansila-Davis Project at Kandy

Free Mathematics and English classes for students around Kandy area was started in October 2005. We have identified a children's home at Mawilmada, a suburb of Kandy, for the first phase of the project.

Sarana Sewana Children's Home

Sarana Sewana Children's home is managed by the Sri Lankan government, under the Social Service Ministry. The government allocates Rs.10.00 per day for each student, which is clearly not enough even for a single balanced meal. Hence they mostly depend on the donations received from outsiders and volunteer organizations. The building belongs to a charity organization in Kandy. They support the government with the management.

Matron is Miss. Padma Liyanage.
Adress: Mawilmada, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone number: (081) 222 2514.

There are 22 boys in this children's home. The classes are conducted twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays 3-5.00pm. Three classes are conducted for different academic levels of students, grouped as below.

Group A:  Grade 1-5       - 9 students
Group B:  Grade 6,7,8    - 8 students
Group C:  Grade 9,10     - 5 students

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Mr. Nandasena Perera
Mr. V. Subramaniam

English teacher:

Mrs. Erandathi Gunaratne: A trained English teacher with nearly 20 years of teaching experience. Currently teaching at Vidyartha College Kandy. Mrs. Gunaratne was a co-supervisor of student sponsored by Pahansila Urbana-Champaign chapter at her previous work place Meegammanawatte Vidyalaya.

Mathematics teacher:

Mrs. Ruwangani Jayasundara: Currently works as a Teacher Educator at Teachers Training College, Polgolla, Sri Lanka with a M.A. in teacher Education and a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching. Mrs. Jayasundara has 9 years of teaching experience in Mathematics, Science and Chemistry at high school level and nearly 7 years at Teachers Training College. She has followed training programs in University of Bristol, UK in teaching Mathematics at primary level and also in Japan, sponsored by the Education Department of Sri Lanka.

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