During our recent visit to the Lotus Program schools we saw this poster in a classroom. The sentiment is one which resonates especially at this difficult time in Sri Lanka's history. The message is an important one for all of us.

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In March, the PIMD team visited the Lotus Program schools and met with Provincial Education Department officials. Plans are underway to expand the Lotus Program from the current 6 pilot schools to a total of 40 schools. Planning will take place over the next few months with a view to relaunch in September 2019.  At Al-Madina ...

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With the greatest sadness we inform our partners and supporters of the passing of our founder and President, Mahesan (Tony) Kandaiya. Tony passed away on Saturday 19th January after a 2 year battle with cancer. He will be remembered by all who knew him and worked with him as a generous, good, and wise man ...

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We received the following news bulletin from Al-Madina - congratulations! "We are glad to inform you that Al Madina achieved great success in the 2018 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. P.N.F.Rakshana was ranked 7th in the district, and scored 189 Marks. Out of 35 students, 4 students scored beyond the cut off mark (162) and 26 students got ...

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PIMD has launched our new remote support program for the Sri Lankan schools participating in the Lotus Program. Al-Madina teachers are tutored in English by Helen Mcleod, Senior PIMD Consultant, using Skype. The remote support program will be tailored to the needs of each school. Al-Madina is very strong in the Lotus methodology and so ...

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Congratulations to Mrs Avanthi Mihirani who has just published her first book - an English activity book for Grade 2. This book contains very well thought through exercises that can be copied by teachers for use in Grade 2 English classes. The book complements the Let's Learn English syllabus. It can also be used by ...

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At the end of 2014, Al-Madina grade 5 students sat for an English exam to decide if they would be admitted to English medium classes in their new schools in Grade 6 in 2015. Out of 15 students, a record 7 students have been admitted to English medium from Grade 6. This is Al-Madina's best ...

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Wilgammula school held their annual English camp on 31st July, 2014. The event was held in the school hall and both parents and higher grade children watched the primary grade children perform a series of items demonstrating their English language skills. The event was also attended by ADE for English sector in Trincomalee Zonal Office Mrs. ...

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Congratulations to Al-Madina school in Trincomalee for their best ever performance in the English Day competition. Out of 11 students, 7 were placed 2nd or 3rd and 4 students qualified for the next round at Zonal level. This result is due to the dedication and hard work of the teachers, the support from their Principal, ...

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Mr Jegasothy Eugene Yogananthan, Assistant Director of Education, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, sadly passed away on Tuesday 18th March, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor accident in Trincomalee. Mr. Yoganathan worked closely with PIMD for most of our ten years in Sri Lanka. We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for his unfailing support ...

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