contributed by Benislos Thushan
Following is Geethika Mannaperuma's (Head Prefect of Royal International School, Kurunegala) view on the assembly conducted there.
"On the 10th October, which was a Monday, 4 representatives of Sri Lanka
Unites visited Royal International School- Kurunegala. The day’s
assembly was basically based on the introduction of SLU to RIS. Ashfaque
the head of the team along with Thushan, Thisara & Abishaek did a
fantastic presentation which truly created an enormous impact on the
students at RIS to join in hands with this youth movement to bring about
a contrasting change in Sri Lanka. Although SLU was not a popular thing at RIS,
this visit created opportunity to all the students who were willing to
be a part of this network to fill up the registration forms
and get their name in with SLU.
Further, the presentation by these
four gentlemen truly inspired the present SLU members in RIS to create
something positive within our school society. As a result we planned to
carry out small workshops with each section in our school. We just
completed our first workshop at RIS with the grade six students last
Friday, which was the 14th October.
We are further planning to continue
the inspirational programs with the entire school. This is all because
we truly have learned a lot about what we should be doing to our
motherland as responsible citizens. On behalf of Royal International
School- Kurunegala I convey my most sincere gratitude to all the
resource personnel at SLU. Also a very big thank you, the crew on the
road trip for all you tireless efforts taken to reconcile Sri Lanka.
Thank you so much Ashfaque, Thushan, Thisara and Abishek for stopping
by RIS & spending time with us.