Sri Lanka Unites Dream team tour Begins with a fully pumped up and an enthusiastic Team looking into the opportunity of reaching out to the youth in Kegalle District. Like every year, this years' Dream team 5 also consists of young talented and exceptional leaders representing the districts of Colombo, Matara, Jaffna, Mulaithivu, Kandy, Ampara, Badulla and Puttalam.
Schools in Kegalle have always been strong supporters of Peace, championing the message of reconciliation since the first Future Leaders' conference in 2009.Thereby it presented an opportunity for SLU to begin the tour with a good 'kick' start.
The day started early, with a school Assembly at Royal International School Kegalle, addressing the senior school. The agile and receptive crowd received an introduction to SLU and its departments with the motivation it requires to initiate the Champions of Change project proceedings this year.
The director of the school Dr. Newton Peiris commended the efforts of the team and congratulated them on Job well done giving the team the energy required to continue the day with some extra boost.
Second session started soon after with Kegalle Vidyalaya, where the school hosted 6 more schools on a workshop for Peace and social cohesion where the Dream Team 5 did a solid job to convey the message. For the purpose of drafting a successful workshop the team used various methodologies to keep the sessions more interactive and engaging. Some of the effective methods were experiential learning activities and Forum theatre. The Forum theater, with no surprises, was considered to be the most effective and popular session encouraging youth to take action on social injustices concerning racism and discrimination.
With positive feedback and upbeat motivation the team now travels to Kandy to inspire the youth in Kandy to promote sustainable Peace for Sri Lanka, which will only be a dream without our youth of the country.
|Day 1 - Workshop at Kegalle Vidyalaya|