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Done in 2008

December 2007

In December 2007 I went to Hikkaduwa and:

  • made arrangements with Monk Kassapa
  • found a location for two classes near the buddhist temple
  • hired a teacher for the children for the times when I would be away
  • agreed upon a teaching method with her and bought books for the children
  • found students for the school
  • had an admission test to evaluate the children’s scholastic level
  • chose children and arranged two different classes
  • kept all other children on a waiting list
  • arranged classes
  • bought a computer and placed it in the monk’s room
  • organized an opening ceremony as the monk wished.
  • At this point we enrolled the children in the two classes.

January 14, 2008: beginning ceremony and classes

Our school year is the same as the public school and classes, one hour each, are every day in the afternoon, taught exclusively in English following a Cambridge University Press Course which consists of:

  • a school book written entirely in English;
  • a practice book which gradually teaches children to speak English fluently.

The weekly lessons are concluded with a test every Friday, and the teacher sends me weekly updates so that we can agree upon what to do next.

Chathurika (the teacher) and I decided that:

  • English is the official language during classes
  • stories are used to teach reading comprehension
  • what has been learned is reviewed on the computer
  • all the children know that classes are free, and the three children with the best grades will get a prize at the end of the school year

Prizes are useful items like a new backpack, a pencil set, a pair of shoes, etc.


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Coming Events

English Classes
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Le Cesarine
From the second half of Jan 2022, you will be able to access our page on and to book your culinary experience with Giuliana.

The proceeds from these events fund our project.