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 Mosaic Festival, Art & Play at Sambodhi Home for the Disabled, Galle Children's Festival, Weekly Playgroup, Serendip Strings Tuition and the annual Teacher Training Program.
Mosaic Festival - 28 May 2016
The Mosaic Festival offers children a day of world adventure, celebrating the diverse cultural communities living in Sri Lanka. The Mosaic Festival will be held to celebrate the International Day of Cultural Diversity.
The day will be an adventure of different traditions, vibrant costumes, dances, performances, songs and workshops. There will be a variety of delicious traditional foods and beverages to share with one another.
The heart of the festival brims with curiosity, harmony and playfulness. Through these new community connections, the children will find a common ground between cultures and develop a richer awareness of the beautiful world around them.
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.
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.
We have am experienced Group Leader who develops the activities and runs each session. She offers guidance to parents and children on how to use the materials.
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Serendip String Tuition has launched at Serendipity Trust!
The Serendipity Trust is excited to announce another new partnership for 2016!
'Serendip String Tuition' was officially launched at a special event on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at the auspicious time of 4:10pm at Serendipity Trust. Thanks to the families who attended and all 103 children who have registered for free classes!
This new initiative is open to all Sri Lankan children (aged 5+) who would love to learn the violin, viola or cello but for whatever reason can't afford to. Contact us for more details!
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We proudly welcome Serendip String Tuition to the Serendipity Trust family
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Community Murals Project
The Serendipity Trust continues to work with the Painting Pirate to create beautiful murals in and around Galle.
Following the success of the huge mural on the walls of the Galle Prison, Serendipity has recently funded a mural in the new Physiotherapy Unit of the Mahamodara Maternity Hospital.
In March, work has commenced on another exciting mural on the walls of Sambodhi Home for the Disabled.
Art & Play Programme at Sambodhi Home for the Disabled
The Serendipity Trust is proud to announce the launch of our 'Art & Play' Programme at Sambodhi Home for the Disabled.
This programme offers three creative arts sessions per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) for approximately 40 residents who have a diverse range of conditions such as cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, traumatic brain injury and autism.
This programme aims to provide a vital socialization, recreation and creative outlet for residents. This multidisciplinary arts integration method supports healing through the arts with music, visual arts and community arts integration mechanisms.
MAS Children's Programme at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival!
Children had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the visiting authors throughout January 2016 as part of the MAS Children's Programme. This series of events was held at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival and coordinated by Serendipity Trust. Thousands of children (and the young at heart) joined the fun and immersed themselves in the joy of literature and other creative pursuits.
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Click here for the Jaffna Pics
Click here for the Kandy Pics
Click here for the Festival pics!
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!