|Partners In Micro-Development Inc. (PIMD) works with remote village primary schools in Sri Lanka to improve the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) and computer literacy for Grades 1 – 5. PIMD is a 100% volunteer organisation of professionals from the education and information technology sectors, who are highly motivated and committed to improving access to education and technology in developing countries and communities.
As a voluntary organisation, we rely on the support of the wider community to assist us in carrying out our work. There are several ways you can get involved in our work. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible for Australian donors. Become a member and help us demonstrate to the wider community that our work is valued. If you have a professional background in primary teaching, or teaching English as a second language contact us about volunteer opportunities.
|Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS)
Mandara Tours is our transport provider of choice in Sri Lanka. Chamila Madushanka has been our guide and driver on numerous trips through Sri Lanka. During COVID he delivered books to schools in our program and while on the road he is a valued member of our team.
The Phonics Alive! family is a unique concept in structured phonics education designed for use in the classroom and at home. The software is an Australian developed computer-based literacy program, produced in conjunction with the NSW Department of School Education. It can be used with students at a very early age, through to adults.
|Cambridge University Press Australia
Cambridge University Press Australia has supported the PIMD Lotus Program in Sri Lanka by providing its Basic English in Use grammar book for use by teachers to improve their own English and prepare for classroom lessons with their students.
Reading A-Z provides levelled readers which can be downloaded from the web and printed for use in guided reading (small group) sessions. This mode of learning to read is a core part of the PIMD Lotus Program. Reading A-Z have provided us with discounted subscriptions for each village school in the Lotus Program.