The annual Sri Lanka Unites Mentoring Day was held on 19thMay 2012 at Wesley College, Colombo. It was an immense success with twenty eight schools participating. Schools were paired to form teams that will initiate and carry out projects during the next three months. This initiative; known as Champions of Change, enables students to live out the philosophy and concepts taught at the Future Leader’s Conference. The objective of the initiative is to empower youth leaders to create lasting change.
Each school is partnered with a school from a different region to form a multi-ethnic team. The teams collaborate to formulate community based solutions to create sustainable and positive social change. For example, at this year’s Mentoring Weekend, St. Anne’s Wattala and Siththivinayagar Hindu College, Mannar have identified an under-privileged school in Mannar to provide them with necessary stationary while St. Thomas’ College in Matara and St. Xavier’s College in Mannar will combine their efforts to host a three day leadership campaign followed by a blood donation campaign.
We wish all our student champions the very best in their endeavors and look forward to guiding them and working with them as they join together to impact their communities.