Sri Lanka: Palathuduwa Preschool Support
Expanding Worldview: Palathuduwa Preschool Q2 2015
July 31, 2015
Summary of Activities
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.
Social and Personal
- Supported the ability of children’s guardians to provide better 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
In April, before the New Year’s vacation, teachers organized a New Year’s festival celebration at Palathuduwa Preschool. The purpose of this was to teach our young students the importance and traditions of the New Year’s festival. Now we share these traditions with the children. During the New Year’s celebration at Palathuduwa Preschool, teachers explained New Year’s games, traditional clothing, and how we prepare for the New Year. Teachers also taught students the meaning of auspicious and inauspicious times, and what is traditionally appropriate at different times.
In June, foreign visitors came to Palathuduwa Preschool. Our children welcomed the visitors well. Our teachers and parents prepared small treats at the village temple, and the children performed short songs with a dance. They were very happy with them. The visitors brought toys for the children, presenting a small gift bag to each child. This team usually visits Palathuduwa Preschool once a year.