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  Pahansila-Davis Educational Project site visit - 2011
April 12, 2011

Mr. Kelley Davis, benefactor of Pahansila-Davis Educational Project made his eighth site visit to see the progress of the projects we conduct in Sri Lanka. This time he visited along with his parents, Kermit and Jean Davis. 
On the first day, guests met the families of Pahansila volunteers and staff. Following day they visited Weerodara School, Polgollawatte School, and Sarana Sevana children's home. They also visited the new house we built for a Pahansila Scholarship recipient. Unfortunately, since it was the vacation time for Sri Lankan schools, the students were not present. However the Principals of the schools were kind enough to arrange a staff member to take the guests on a tour.
At Sarana Sevana the children welcomed the Davis family in a traditional parade and offering beetle leaves. As previous times, the children unveiled their musical and dancing talents as well as their English conversation skills. They presented a poster of "Kermit the frog" to Mr. Kermit Davis signed by them. Mr. Davis discussed 2011 plans with Pahansila volunteers, teachers, and the representatives of the Board of Management of the orphanage. He inspected the new carpentry workshop and the tools donated by Pahansila. There were many guests present at this function, including staff members, board members, Pahansila Scholarship beneficiaries, and our volunteers. All were treated with traditional Sri Lankan sweets and tea. At the end of the day, Mr. Davis presented Sri Lankan cricket jerseys as a New Year gift to all the children. Mr. and Mrs. Kermit and Jean Davis also distributed many gifts among the students, they bought from USA.
We are thankful to Davis family for taking the effort to visit the projects and for their valuable input. Our thanks also go out to all our Kandy volunteers and the heads of the institutions visited by the guests for all the support and arrangements.

Photos at Weerodara School

Photos at Polgollawatte School

Photos at Sarana Sevana Children's Home