Annual Report (Sri Lanka, 2002)
・ KEY PERSON-THUSHARA DAHNAYAKE
・ ASSISTAN KEY PERSON-BUDHHIKA IDDAMALGODA
・ SECRETARY-MAHESHI SENAVIRATNE
・ TREASURE-WIJAYA NANDA PADMASIRI
・ ASSISTAN TREAURE-NANDANI SELVADORAI
・ CHMINDA PREETHIVIRAJ WICKRAMASINGHE
・ HASANTHI WITHANGE
I have pleasure in welcoming you on behalf of all SWYAA participants, to our first annual report of the "SHIP FOR WORLD YOUTH ALUMINA ASSOCIATION" of Sri Lanka. This year was a challenging year for us as we had to refresh the minds of our ex participants, get together and start working. However I am really happy to say that with great dedication and determination from all of us made it a reality. But still we achieved half way and have lot of work to be done to make our Association a very strong and powerful one. This report gives a view of all the activities for the past year.
I have no doubt that the SWYAA of Sri Lanka were able to overcome the challenges with the utmost co-operation of our members of SWYAA.I wish to thank my colleagues for the good work done.
In conclusion, on behalf of all the ex-participant of Sri Lanka, I convey my thanks to everyone for their continued support for the growth of SWYAA Sri Lanka.
KEYPERSON-SWYAA SRI LANKA
AWARENESS PROGRAM ABOUT SWY PROGRAMM
This was the first project launched by us because we thought giving knowledge and sharing our experience about this program would be important for the Youths of Sri Lanka. We selected group of representatives from schools, Youth clubs and conducted seminars for them about the SWY program. Through them we were able to aware many of youths of schools and clubs. Later on the year we were able to involve these youths for the activities done by the SWYAA.
THE FUND RAISING PROJECT
We launched our second project in month of March, which is a fund raising project. For this project we printed stickers and bookmarks, which has the amazing ship of "NIPPON MARU" and the song "Sailing the Blue..."(In the bookmark only). This task became a quite easier with the involvement of the youth from our first project. The demand for the promotional materials were
very high among youths in schools.
Helping hand to Orphan Children
Third project was launched for the group of orphan children in the city of "Kiribathgoda". We delivered them with the textbooks and other necessary equipments for the studies. We continued this project for the whole year and hope to continue for next year as well.
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE FOR RURAL YOUTHS
In Sri Lanka Computer Knowledge is not much spread all over our country, especially in rural areas because of the financial problems. Therefore we decided to launch a project to give the knowledge of computer technology, for youths in rural areas. For this project we got the co-operation of our religious places (mostly temples). This was the most successful project we have launched for this year because we were able to identify lot of talented youths in Computer Technology and were ale to direct them to the National Youth Council for higher studies in computing. Also this program helped us a lot in gaining recognition for our association. The main difficulty we had with this project was the cost incurred for the personal computers. We are hoping to continue with this project for the coming year as well according to our financial status and also greatly appreciate your co-operation for this project.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE NEXT YEAR