The students, staff and the principal of the Deaf and Dumb school at Koswana, Kaikawela, Matale was surprised and felt wonderful when the DBLC team with the Rev. Fr. Director, Caritas Kandy (SETIK) and the staff joined them on the 10th of June 2015 to participate in the alms giving which was organized by the DBLC team headed by Mr. Rayappan Raj, to celebrate Wesak and Poson in a spiritual manner.
The first item was a variety entertainment programme, and the welcoming speech was done by Vice Principal of the school. Mr. Amarasinghe a member of the SETIK staff had the opportunity to explain what SETIK (Caritas) is and its services for the last 50 years.
The dancing group of the school, trained by a volunteer teacher, entertained the gathering with a traditional dance which was highly appreciated by all. The Rev. Fr. Director, in his address shared his experiences with the students motivating them to be perfect children.
The students were gifted with the chance of watching two inspiring videos by the DBLC team.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Nilani, the Principal of the school. All the speeches were translated to students by a teacher in to sign language.
After the programme, the students were taken in to the dining hall where they were served the alms giving. The warden who is in charge of the dormitory was assisted with some of the requirements of the students.
The last item of the day was a shramadana campaign with their youth members cleaning the dormitory and the school premises.
A successful day came to an end leaving unforgettable memories to about 80 who were at the deaf and dumb school, Koswana, Kaikawela, Matale.