We arrived at Monaragala on the 1st of November. Rajakeeya Vidyalaya was the only school from Monaragala that had attended the conference. Just as the name of the school suggests, we got a very royal welcome, with two dance performances from the students of their school. We initially conducted an assembly, which was followed by a workshop. Mo/Mahanama Central College, Vidyaloka Maha Vidyalaya and Dombagahawela Central College were some other schools that attended the workshop.
We had a good feedback from the participants after the workshop, and we believe that next year’s FLC will have more than one school participating from Monaragala. Monaragala and Badulla are two districts where we were able to really expand our scope of influence as a result of this road trip.
We finished the day by having a late lunch at one of the students’ place. Later, on our way to Ampara we also paid a short visit to another student’s home. The warm welcome and the response we received at Monaragala allowed us to leave the district confident that SLU has a long future there.