PIMD Teacher Training August 2021 attracts 400 teachers!

PIMD’s latest training course introduces important language concepts for language teachers and demonstrates how to teach phonemic awareness and phonics for English in Grades 1 and 2. This year we opened up the training to any interested teacher in Sri Lanka and 400 teachers signed up for the 9 week course! This is a milestone …

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Books delivered to 38 schools, in 3 days!

Once again our trusted delivery agent, Mandara Tours, has completed a monumental effort delivering Grade 4 levelled readers to 38 schools in 3 days, battling cyclonic conditions in the North and East of Sri Lanka! These books will allow the Lotus Program to extend to Grade 4 as well as Grade 3 in 2021.

TWDG partners with PIMD to improve Teachers’ English

The Tamil Women’s Development Group (TWDG) is partnering with PIMD to help individual teachers in the Lotus Program build their confidence in spoken English. TWDG volunteers work with individual teachers for 45 mins/week online engaging in English conversation. We are trying to build the teachers’ confidence to help them teach English in the classroom and …

Online training for teachers Sept-Nov 2020

On 29th August a three month, 10 module online training program was launched for 150 teachers in Sri Lanka who teach in PIMD Lotus Program Schools. Teachers watch a pre-recorded lecture each week and then join an online face-to-face discussion workshop. We hope to continue with this mode of delivery offering just in time training …

In-service Workshops Sri Lanka March 2020

For two weeks in March the PIMD Team and Local ISA Support Team conducted a series of in-service workshops for Lotus Schools in Sri Lanka. The workshops were very productive and helped us to better understand how to improve the program to better suit the conditions in the schools. This was an important step to …

Lotus Schools receive levelled readers

Over three days and covering 2500 km we managed to deliver levelled readers to 41 schools ready for the new school year in 2020! We wish to thank the printer, Kandy Offset Printers, our logistics team in Kandy who collated the boxes for the schools – Narain, Veronica and Vassu, and our delivery team who …

PIMD combines Lotus method with Sri Lankan English syllabus

At our Teacher Training workshops in September 2019 in Sri Lanka we launched a new integrated Lotus+Lets Learn English (Government curriculum) approach to teaching English. This was welcomed by teachers attending the workshop. Their thoughts and feedback are captured in this wordcloud.

New Teacher Training Workshops in September 2019

In September 2019 PIMD will launch its new integrated Lotus and Let’s Learn English (Government curriculum) program with Teacher Training workshops in the North and Eastern Provinces. This will also be the launch of the new expanded Lotus program from 6 to 40 schools.

Sri Lanka, April 2019

“THINK : is it True? is it Helpful? is it Inspiring? is it Necessary? is it Kind?” During our recent visit to the Lotus Program schools we saw a 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 …