With the Covid-9 pandemic restricting many events to be conducted online, the Interact Club of Trinity College was able to successfully conduct the projects, ReKindle a renovation of a preschool, project Unheard an awareness campaign, project poetra a poetry competition and project EcoKnow a beach clean-up.
Project Rekindle. – Renovation & Donations to a Preschool
The Interact Clubs of Trinity College Kandy, Royal Institute and Hillwood College Kandy are hoping to assist in the renovation of the preschool ‘Hela Daru Pera Pasala’ in Monaragala.
In its current condition, with an unstable building surrounded by a fence made of barbed wire, it is not a safe environment for children to learn. Through our project, we hope to raise the standards of the preschool to an acceptable level.
The work commenced on the 25th of February 2021 by laying the foundation stone at 6.25am by Mrs. Irangani, the Head teacher of the Pre School. Within 4 days, they were able to complete the foundation of the proposed preschool with the support of the parents of the present students.
The project chairperson from Trinity College, with Mr. Wasantha Herath visited the site after completion of the foundation. Where we were able to meet the students, the Head Teacher, and Parents. We were also able to donate some toys to the pre-school bringing smiles on to the faces of the little kids. We would like to thank our doners Mr. Iranga Dunuwilla and the second doner who wishes to be anonymous for thier contribution
Project Poetra- poetry competition
Project Poetra was a poetry competition themed around the year 2020 and the writers’ experiences. The project started off with its poster being released on social media.
The participants were given 2 weeks to submit their entries through Google forms. The entries were judged according to the criteria and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were selected by the judging panel and prizes were awarded.
The prizes were awarded as follows
1st Place – Data Bundle worth Rs. 2000
2nd Place – Data Bundle worth Rs. 1400
3rd Place – Data Bundle worth Rs. 1000
The winners of the competition as follows
Full name: Priscilla Nirmalie Rambukkange
School: Hillwood College
Full name :W.M.Isuri Priyadarshani Kumarihami
School: Wayamba Royal College
Full name: Sachini Prasangika Samaraweera
School :Viharamaha Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda
Project Unheard- awareness campaign on child abuse
Project Unheard was an online awareness campaign on child abuse conducted in collaboration with Interact Club of Mahamaya Girls’ College. The project started off with its trailer being released on the 8th of November through social media The first video was released on the 10th of November followed up with another video on the 20th of November, which was the Universal Children’s Day to conclude the project the remaining posters were published shortly afterwards, spreading the awareness of the importance of related areas of the topic. Project Unheard was successfully completed on the 20th of November
Project EcoKnow- beach clean-up and awareness campaign.
Project Ecoknow is a Green Life and Club Service project initiative by the interact club of Colombo North in collaboration with the Interact Club Trinity College Kandy and St. Nicholas International College Negombo, to
The 1st phase of project Ecoknow was held on 24th March 2021. As the Principal organizers of the project, 4 interactors from the Interact Club of Trinity College Kandy accompanied by Mr. Aslam Marikar took part in the project. As there were 3 clubs involved in the project, the members were divided into 4 groups and cleaning activities were started targeting 4 different areas of the beach. Despite the hot weather conditions, the interactors worked tirelessly. we used organic sacks to collect the waste. We were able to thoroughly clean the beach area. The total amount of waste collected on that day was 170kg in plastic, polythene and other waste materials. Afterwards, they were taken to the Municipal Council for the necessary disposal.