Miss Vanessa Goncalves from Portugal volunteered at Horizon Academy – Ukkulankulama operated by the Horizon Lanka Foundation in December 2019.
First of all, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of the Horizon Lanka Foundation. It was a real pleasure to be with Namal for these two weeks and we really enjoyed staying with the kids!
In these two weeks, we were in different classes taught by Namal and we met kids of different ages and levels of English. Yesterday we got the chance to be part of the Horizon Academy in Ukkulankulama, Mihintale. We spoke with the teenagers and provided them our email IDs and Facebook pages so that they can contact us to practice their English – we would be glad to help!
Namal gave us some directions on what to teach the kids, usually for 2 hours, but he also gave us space for creativity and was always there to support us.
While at home, the host family (Namal’s) was very welcoming, the food was very good and they were always concerned so that we would have the best possible experience while giving us privacy – we almost felt at home.
So we really want to say thank you 🙂
Ana Rita Silva and Vanessa Goncalves