Sri Lanka: Palathuduwa Preschool Support
Celebrating the New Year: Q2 2019
August 07, 2019
Summary of Activities
During the first month of this reporting period, the Palathuduwa Preschool celebrated the New Year. During the festival, organized by parents and teachers, the children were taught about the New Year’s customs, they played games, and they received presents from the teachers.
Classes and activities continued as planned, providing parents and guardians with support and advice in the proper care of their young children, and providing children with a safe environment, at least one nutritious meal a day, and quality preschool education, including health awareness, eco-awareness, diversity awareness, and basic communication technologies.
Supporting Children and Families
Holistic Care & Education
During this reporting period, we:
- Supported the ability of children’s guardians to provide more care and protection for their children
- Ensured the health and sanitation of the children
- Prepared the children to become nature-loving, educated citizens
- Educated the children on how to live in peace and harmony among different ethnic groups
- Made the children aware of modern communication technology and its benefits
New Year Celebrations
A Successful Festival
We conducted a festival in April, the special time for Sri Lankan Tamils to celebrate the New Year. Organized by the teachers, and with support from the parents, the event was a success.
During the New Year’s Festival, we taught the children why the New Year is special and why we celebrate it. Every child participated in the New Year’s games.
Madam Minerva also participated by presenting a gift to the children, and the teachers gave presents to them as well.
Year Begins Despite Challenges
After the New Year, we were unable to start the second year properly because of a bomb blast, so we began preschool in May. Although we started in May, the children’s attendance was low due to a fever virus. Due to this sickness, we were unable to celebrate the Vesak Festival. The attendance in June was also down.