The Serendipity Trust (Guarantee) Limited
Based in Sri Lanka's Southern Province, the Serendipity Trust (Guarantee) Limited works in partnership with local community members and groups to coordinate events and projects that increase participation opportunities and develop new interests for children, young people and their educators. Our current programs include the MAS Children's Programme at the Fairwary Galle Literary Festival, Galle Children's Festival, Weekly Playgroup and the annual Teacher Training Program.
thank you to our volunteers!
The Serendipity Trust (Guarantee) Ltd is proud to have coordinated the MAS Children’s Programme at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival! We presented extensive creative programmes for children, their teachers and families in Galle, Kandy and Jaffna throughout January 2016.
MAS Galle Children's Programme at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival!
Children had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the visiting authors on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January at the MAS Galle Children’s Programme. This event offered intimate story telling sessions where children got to know award winning children’s authors. Visiting authors included Nandana Sen, Andy Stanton, Matt Haig, Anthony McGowan and AJ Low. Participants also enjoyed a variety of workshops including Indigo Textile Dyeing with Jenny Balfour-Paul, Creative Writing with Ovidia Yu, Puppet Making with Shari Amarasuriya and Looping with Larry T Hill.
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Teacher Training 2016
The Serendipity Trust's Teacher Training Programme is currently offering weekly workshops in the following Education Zones: Mulutiyana, Matara, Akuressa, Udugama, Hambantota, Deniyaya, Walasmulla, Elpitiya & Tangalle. Weekly training is also delivered to over 100 student teachers at the Amarasuriya Teacher Training College.
Workshops were also recently delivered for teachers in Jaffna and Kandy as part of the MAS Children's Programme.
Big thanks to Park House School, Doha for their support of our workshops in the Southern Province.
MAS Kandy & Jaffna Schools' Days - January 2016
During the Fairway Galle Literary Festival, local primary and secondary students from schools in Kandy and Jaffna delighted in free Schools’ Day events.
These programmes included story telling sessions led by Geeta Ranamujam a renowned story teller from the Kathalaya Storytelling Academy in India; a ‘poetry slam’ by Omar Musa, award-winning author, poet and rapper from Australia; an informative up cycling session led by the MAS Eco Go Beyond programme plus interactive story telling with the British Council.
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Storytelling in the Classroom - Workshop for Teachers - Jaffna 2016
Teachers from schools throughout the Northern Province recently discovered how to spin a yarn in specialised training sessions led by Geeta Ramanujam and her colleagues of Kathalaya, an organisation that has trained over 70,000 people around the world.
This event was proudly coordinated by the Serendipity Trust as part of our MAS Children's Programme at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival.
Galle Children's Festival
- Sunday 17th January 2016
The FREE MAS Galle Children’s Festival transformed Dharmapala Children’s Park in to a children’s literary playground where the only limitation was imagination. Thousands of children (and the young at heart) joined the fun and immersed themselves in the joy of literature and other creative pursuits.
There were opportunities to interact with authors and performers from around the world, to learn about faraway places and cultures and to create hands on upcycled masterpieces. This festival was truly a unique experience for children in Sri Lanka.
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Serendipity Trust Play Group
Did you know Serendipity Trust runs a special Play Group for kids 18 months to 4 years?
This weekly Montessori inspired playgroup is held at Serendipity House at 32 Cripps Road, Galle.
Two weekly sessions are available; Tuesday and Friday afternoons 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
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other Programme News
Oceanic Conservation Mural Project
Watch the transformation of the boundary wall of the Galle Prison in to a beautiful piece of public art. The Oceanic Conservation Murals project is about raising awareness and educating in Sri Lanka about plastic pollution in our oceans and the effect it is having on our health and environment. Painted by Rose Abeywickrama (aka the Painting Pirate), this prominent public wall is on the main road of the city of Galle, the gate way to the south of Sri Lanka.
Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this inspiring project!
Together we can protect our oceans!
We are very proud for the small part we have played in sharing this short film with you. This film was created by Rose Aberywickrama and narrated in Sinhala by Lakdilu Jayawardana as part of our Oceanic Conservation Mural Project at the Galle Prison. Please help us share this film far and wide across Sri Lanka!