Instilling empowerment to the community of Andigama

24 Mar

Twentieth project in the history of Global Perspectives, thirty selected grade 12 students (ages 17 or 18) of the programme this year ventured to Sri Lanka, to build a vocational classroom at the Light House School in Andigama village.

Global Perspectives a program offered by Richmond Secondary School in Canada aims to give its high school students an opportunity to engage in a year-long study focusing on global issues. Students involved in the programme participate in a humanitarian field trip for a two-week period concentrating on community development projects of a chosen country.

Creating more opportunities for the local community of Andigama a small village located in the district of Puttlam, students interacted directly with the villages, through sports, music, dancing and work. Further to building the vocational classroom, a new well was constructed to provide access to the basic need of fresh clean drinking water.Image

“The lasting bonds not only occur between the teachers and the students, but also with the locals that we meet. The students come expecting to help the locals, but find that it is the locals that help them; by opening their eyes to different perspectives that they never would have seen otherwise” Ms. Angelica Laron and Margarita De Guzman noted for the Students of Global Perspectives.

Aitken Spence Travels was responsible for providing personalized and comfortable transport and accommodation services for the talents of Richmond Secondary School. Aitken Spence Travels is the largest destination management company in Sri Lanka and the only one to be included in the Hall of Fame of the Presidential Awards for Travel & Tourism.

The students of Global Perspective completed their project in Sri Lanka on the 21st of March and will head back to Canada during the coming week.



One Response to “Instilling empowerment to the community of Andigama”

  1. Paul Teller April 25, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Great to see Aitken Spence going from strength to strength whilst helping the community, keep up the good work guys!

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