The Christmas Gift

Every small child in this world love to have a great childhood filled with lovely memories. But we all know that some small ones are not lucky enough to have this, especially the ones living in the slum areas. Sometimes they might not even understand why they have to spend their lives like that. Sometimes it might be because of their fate or due to something went wrong in their parents’ lives. But still they are small ones whose minds are like petals of flowers soft and gentle seeking for miracles to happen, to gather some wonder time during their childhood. As Leos it is our responsibility to make an impact in lives of these small ones and make some wonderful memories in their lives. This is what we serve for.

Karapitiya is one of the busiest towns in the Galle district of Sri Lanka. Despite all the busyness and development going around the town, there are some suffering and rotting slum areas. Bombe castle waththa is one of them. According to a survey done by us there are more than 60 children living in that area excluding the infants.
So joining hands with Lion club of Galupura Central we made a successful effort to bring some candle light to their gloomy childhoods for this Christmas, because Christmas is all about giving and sharing.

Watching a movie in the wide screen while having snacks and receiving gifts at the end of it is just a dream in the worlds of these small ones. So in the eve of 19th December after all the small ones were gathered to a bare land near the slum area with their parents we showed them the animated movie “The Croods” in a wide screen put up by us. During the intermission we gave a packet of snacks to each and every child and parent. It was heartwarming to see all their smiles and giggles during the movie. At the end we distributed a pack of stationary items as gifts of the day for each and every one. Their smiles were filled with excitement and happiness.

This special day was ended glamorously, filling the little hearts with wonderful memories. Their smiling faces assured us one thing. Their journey of thousand miles seeking miracles began that day with those smiles and they’ll make their now suffering lives to a best-selling story book one day….

පුංචි අපේ නත්තල

පුංචි ලමයි මල් වගේ කියල හමෝම කියන්නෙ. උනාට හැම මලම එක වගේ නෑ නේද? මේ වගේ හැමදාම හමු නොවන මල් පොකුරක් සොයාගෙන ලියෝ අපි පසුගිය දිනක 2015 දෙසැම්බරයේ 24 වන දින කිතුලම්පිටිය ලමා නිවාසයට ගියේපුංචි අපේ නත්තලඅරගෙන.

අම්මගේ තාත්තගේ ආදරය අහිමි වෙලා අලුතින්ම තනාගත්ත ලෝකයක ජීවත්වන පුංචි පැටවු දැකලා අපේ හදවත් උණු වුණා. අපිත් එක්ක කතා කරන්න සෙල්ලම් කරන්න ඔවුන් දෙවරක් සිතුවේ නෑ. කරුණාවන්ත හදවත් ඇති නොමසුරු මිනිසුන් ජීවත්වන ලංකාවේ මේ පුංචි දරුවන්ට තෑගි බෝග සොයාගන්න අපට තරම් අපහසු උනේ නැහැ. පුංචි මුහුනු වල ඇදුණු සිනහව වෙනුවෙන් දහස් වාරයක් ඔවුන්ට පින්.

දිස්ත්රික් සභාපති ප්රමෝද් විමලතුංග, සිංහ සමාජය නියෝජනය කරමින් පැමිණි මීනා වෙල්ලාල, විදුල හසරංග සහ ලියෝ නවීන් ලමාහේවා අයියලගේ පැමිණීම සැබැවින්ම අපට ආශිර්වාදයක් වුණා. ඔවුන්ගේද උපකාර ඇතිව මදුරු දැල්, කිරි පිටි, සෙල්ලම් බඩු හා තවත් දරුවන්ට අවශ් දේවල් අපි රැගෙන ගියා. අපි පැටවුන්ට තේ පැන් සංග්රහයකුත් සූදානම් කලා. අපි රැගෙන ගිය දේ අතරින් සෙල්ලම් බඩු වඩාත් ඔවුන්ගේ සිත් ගත්තා. හය හතර නොතේරෙන අහිංසක දරු පිරිසකට ටික වේලාවකට හෝ සතුටක් ලබා දීමට පුලුවන් වීම සබැවින්ම අප ලැබූ විශාල භාග්යයක්. සෙල්ලම් බඩුවකට ඔවුන් තරම් සතුටු වූවා නම් ඔවුන්ගේ දෙමව්පියන් සිටියා නම් ඔවුන් කෙතරම් සතුටු වනු ඇත්ද? එතැනින් නික්ම ආවත් අපේ සිත් තුල ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් සැමදාලොකු ඉඩක් වෙන්වෙලා තිබෙනු නියතයි.

ICT Seminar

What is ICT?

The word “ICT” refers to information and communication technology. In developing world we have to follow IT anyhow to achieve our success. It is not an easy task. Technology plays a main part in this field. ICT is one of the paths to creep into this giant ocean. So it has been included into current syllabus as a subject in order to improve the ICT knowledge of students and make them confident to stand in front of the developing world.
So as UoM Leos, we thought of supporting them as much as we can. Therefore we arranged a seminar for students of Grade 10 of Piliyandala Vidyalaya with the collaboration of Leo clubs of Piliyandala and Polgasowita. About forty students participated & it ended as a successful event on 1st of December. We taught them how to write answers for the questions in the paper that we distributed. We conducted it with the hope of giving a helping hand to our future generation. We received lot of positive comments which motivated us to think of continuing this project in the future also.
In some corner of the life, you know something than anyone else on earth. The true measure of your knowledge is not what you know, but how you share what you know with others.
 “Gaining knowledge is the first step to wisdom.
Sharing it is the first step to humanity.”