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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Once again we conducted our annual review of the PIMD Lotus Program in Sri Lanka in January 2014. We visited all six schools and it was a very worthwhile trip. we were pleased to see that the schools which have struggled from the start had made significant progress and this was very heartening. This shortshort 3 min video ...

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A reflection on 'reading recovery' A child enters the room. He is Kandy by name. A sweet little boy Who will one day have fame.   He cannot understand What clue to look for. He doesn’t get the language, “Wat dat?” he would roar.   A prompt from the teacher And then he would know. His confidence slowly Beginning to grow.   One day he lit up. A word that he saw. He ...

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Are you a citizen of the world? Think about this: Do you know someone who lives overseas? Do you speak more than one language? Do you use a phone to call or text someone overseas? Are you interested in news from around the world? Those of us who use computers, tablets or i phones, can send a ...

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One of the biggest challenges for non-profit organisations is financial sustainability. This is especially challenging for local non-profits in developing countries without access to the corporate and private donors that can provide a supporter base for foreign NGOs. How do we build sustainable non-profit enterprises in developing countries that can achieve real change?  The social ...

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At our teacher training workshop in April the schools in each province had a meeting to arrange visits to each other's schools. We are very pleased that this has taken off. In the Eastern Province the travelling distances are not so great and the more advanced school regularly hosts teachers from the other schools.  In ...

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Hi. I am an English teacher in one of the Lotus Program Schools in Sri Lanka. I did a small variety entertainment program at end of the second term, with my kids with the purpose of improving their English and to give them a chance to show their talents. My school staff helped me lot. ...

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Sometimes I struggled with my English sentence formation as I had less knowledge but after the mobile conversation messages I think I am much better now. I am lucky to have a suitable, knowledgeable and creative conversation partner namely Mr.Mark. I don't have any other chance to use what I know about English except what ...

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PIMD volunteer members in Australia have been partnered with Sri Lankan teachers to conduct conversations in English using text messaging. It is hoped that this will help improve the teachers' English.

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