Sri Lanka

Montessori update

May 31, 2006

Dr. Martina Fuchs

The Real Medicine team visited the Montessori pre-school NEW RAYS on Tissa Road in Tangalle on March 21, 2006. The children and their teachers had a beautiful "Welcome" prepared – including lotus flowers, leis and welcome songs.

And we had gifts as well (thank you so much to Lauren, Jade, Hana, DeeDee, Hailey, Annie & Elizah for your toy drives in California and New Hampshire – giving out stuffed animals and toys has become one of Real Medicine's beautiful traditions):

… and photo greetings from Annie & Elizah:

These are the three pre-school teachers, S.H. Asha Winodani, B. Dilsha Kumuduni & W.A.R.P. Sandakanthi:

Mahendra Andrahennedy, principal and creator of the pre-school:

A "Thank you" to our sponsor, who is supporting the renovation of the pre-school:

This is the pre-school in March 2006 (we have started renovating it in the meantime and will keep you updated on our progress):

The children and their teachers are basically using one room in the building:

These are some of the rooms we are renovating and repairing to allow more children to study in this pre-school:

We will update you on the progress of the renovation and expansion of the NEW RAYS Montessori pre-school. Please stay tuned!