Mental Well-being and Meditation Program
GFF HELPS Srilanka conducts a mental well-being and meditation program every week. GFF HELPS Sri Lanka collaborated with Mrs. Piumani who is a well-known yoga and meditation instructor in Kegalle. It was arranged for the community members in Kegalle. Currently, sessions were completed with physical activities which are good for mental health and helps those who are more vulnerable to certain physical health problems, such as heart disease and nurturing own mental health can also help prevent the development of mental diseases. It was observed that after the sessions people gained so many benefits. They are engaged with healthy food routines and affordable, effective, and feasible strategies for their mental wellness. Mental health well being enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well, and work well.
English For Village Program–Ekiriyagala Village
English Language is widely used in an international context and is widely used worldwide. To enhance English proficiency among the village students GFF HELPs Srilanka collaborated with the Sanasa Primary societies and the Sanasa campus. The lessons and activities prepared week by week. By using worksheets, they improve their skills. Gradually they are developing and improving their writing skills, reading skills. To brainstorm, they use creative activities, coloring letters, and writing letters. They also practiced creating the letters in a creative way that helped them to remember the letters and their pronunciation. The resource person is Mrs. Sumudu Basnayaka who is a postgraduate of the University of Wayamba, Srilanka.
Mobile Library and Donation Program
To facilitate the lack of educational resources within the village, every week reading sessions with the Ekiriyagala village students are conducted. GFF HELPS Srilankan Representative provides the story books for the village students. By reading, they have been improving their reading skills and also improved their story-making abilities. GFF HELPS Sri Lanka organized a book donation drive for the SANASA Campus staff and the undergraduates. GFF could collect 150+ story books for the Mobile Library. This program was initiated in Ekiriyagala village as a part of the English for Village program. The kids in Ekiriyagala and nearby villages gathered at Ekiriyagala SANASA cooperative society to read storybooks.
Supporting sessions for Yasuko Ono Sanasa Preschool
GFF HELPS Srilanka has been continuously collaborating with Yasuko Ono Sanasa International Preschool for the first time, GFF HELPS Srilanka organized and conducted Art and Drawing sessions for the preschool kids in Yasuko Ono Sanasa Preschool. On the 07th of February, GFF HELPS Srilanka started the program with 45 students in Srilanka. We celebrated the cultural new year on the 13th of April and 14th of April so GFF HELPS Srilanka supported the preschool for the new year cultural events. They engaged with Srilanka cultural rituals and celebrated the new year with friends and their families. This kind of celebration contributed to a happier and healthier environment for them and their well being.