Smart classes are useful and effective in the learning process of children. Smart classes use interactive modules like videos and presentations and these visually attractive methods of teaching becomes appealing to students who are already struggling with the traditional method of teaching in a classroom. Smart classes are almost like watching movies as, sometimes, animated visuals are used to teach a point. This kind of visual is both eye-catching and young students can easily relate with them. A classroom has students with varied power of understanding and learning, and studying from notes and other materials becomes difficult for some students. But the use of smart classes and modern technology eases the learning process for all students. This kind of education in class promotes more interaction between teacher and student with more participation from both sides.
North and East of Sri Lanka is also catching up with Smart classes since the end of the war. Thanks to donors from the Diaspora, some schools have already started using smart classes and are seeing the benefit of them. We received requests from many schools in Vanni for smart classes. Only issue is that one smart class costs around £1800 – £2000 (around Rs 400,000.00) depending on the exchange rate. However, it is not impossible.
I am happy to inform that Mrs Ananthi Sarveswaran from the UK, has funded 4 smart classes (3 classes to Ki/Sivapathakalaiyagam GTM School in Kilinochchi and 1 class to Fatima College in Kalmunai). These were setup in October 2018 and are currently in operation. I attach some photos of these classes. We have been informed that, although Fatima College is a National school, they are able to use their first smart class as a result of Assist RR’s assistance.
Another kind hearted donor, Mrs Selvaratnam from the UK funded 45 sets of Type C furniture (desks & chairs for junior school children) to Ki/Sivapathakalaiyagam GTM School in Kilinochchi, following a request form the school. There are more schools in Vanni and the east, which are in need of these types of support. If anyone or any organisation, who are willing to assist the underprivileged schools, please kindly contact us. Please kindly share this with your friends and families.
Dr Velautham Sarveswaran
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance
Solihull School in the West Midlands, UK, has been contributing to the needs of our victims of war back home since 2009. Recently, two 13-year old, Year-8 pupils, Conor & Harvey, completed running 9 kM in the ”Race the Train”challenge to raise funds for 3 charities on 18 August 2018.