Sputnik International Sri Lanka Organization (SISLO) organized our second pre-departure orientation with Asia Kakehashi scholars on June 1st. it was very much joyful and successful.

Scholars had insights of Leadership, Proper Waste Disposal and communication ethics through the lectures we arranged.

In addition, a First-Aid training was arranged this year collaborating with the Red Cross Society. We believe this First-Aid program added more values to the pre-departure orientation.

Students made a book of 35 pages about Sri Lanka under different kinds of perspectives.

They had also learnt to made traditional Sri Lankan sweets so that they can perform them in Japan. I hope the scholars have grown their interest and excitement to share Sri Lankan culture with the Japanese community through this activity.

We are hoping that our scholars will be more cooperative and sensitive towards the well-being of other people and nature. We introduced them a new project called “Thuru Mithuru”, roughly translated to Sinhala as “Friends for Trees”. Through the project, we aim to plant one fruit plant on each Sunday as a weekly assignment.

We are so happy to welcome Ms. Geeshani Liyanage, the 2018/19 Asia Kakehashi returnee, to the orientation. She was such a great example for her juniors. She volunteered to come for the orientation and did her best to educate her juniors. We are so proud to see her development and leadership! Thank you, AFS!

We are all excited about the Asia Kakehashi program since it is getting beautiful day by day.

Ms. I. P. S. N. Senarath (Sara)
Coordinating Secretary – SISLO, Sri Lanka
Ex AFSer to Japan

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