“උගතමනා ශිල්පයමයි මතු රැකෙනා” as this olden Sinhala phrase depicts whatever we got through education will last forever. As university students, we know the importance of free education and the effect of a better education environment in one’s life. So we all have the responsibility to give today’s students something better than what we received. Bearing this motivation in our mind, and with the aim of adding colours to the world of those little children, “වර්ණ phase 1” came to the stage, as a collective effort of many.
“වර්ණ phase 1” was conducted at Katupuliyankulama Vidyalaya, which is located in a rural area near the border of Wilpaththu forest. The project continued for two days on 22nd and 23rd of December with the collaboration of UoM Leos with many social activists. During this first phase of the project, classrooms and all the furniture within them were repaired and painted to bring a fresh look to the learning environment in the coming new year.
At the end of two days, the project concluded with a success hoping that the little students will love the change they’ll see when the school starts in a few days.