My Dream School is a project by International Movement for Community Development (IMCD) to provide underprivileged schools with much needed facilities. This initiative was motivated by the drawings by children of underprivileged schools which depicted their dream school when we requested them to express their hopes and dreams. We identify needy schools via referrals and conduct a need analysis after a field visit. These ideas are made a reality through the generous contributions and collaboration of various organizations and individuals. The project aims schools to create a stimulating learning ambience for students. The developments are supported by Sri Lankan donors. A partial contribution is made by Slovakian donors via Samaya Foundation.
MDS team has reached the last two milestones in its mission of visiting all provinces of Sri Lanka. MDS team visited Western province with “My dream school IX” project to realize 134 innocent educational dreams. The selected beneficiary of this project is St. Mary’s Kanishta Vidyalaya, Bandarawatta, Seeduwa. The school provides education to 134 students by conducting classes from grade 1 to 11. 56 passionate volunteers joined the journey to St. Mary’s Kanishta Vidyalaya. Colour washing the buildings of the school, renovating and painting desks and chairs, donating sports equipments, musical instruments, essential resource packs for each classroom, donating essential stationeries to each and every student and conducting motivational sessions for kids with the support of Path to Wisdom team , were the main tasks of the event.
Project supported education of 211 students of the Vilavaddavan Vinayakar Viyalayam, Batticaloa District and donated new school bags full of stationary and other school supplies to each student. Project funded to renovate sanitary facilities, sports equipment, essential resource pack for each class room, and music Instruments to establish a Western Band are donated to school.
Seventh successful My Dream School was concluded on 30th October 2016. We renovated, a rural school in Galle, Wickramasinghe Vidyalaya, Lelvala, Wanduramba.
For the 6th My dream School project, we chose a school from Jaffna area, Ilavalai Shiva Mahajana Vidyalaya. We renovated and made donations to uplift the education of 129 students who struggle everyday to study, under the limited resources they have.
It is indeed highly commendable how Needy Readers have understood the value of reading and donate books to students from schools like this.
IMCD has a vision to help underpriviledged communities all around the country. I’m really happy where IMCD is today, impacting so many people and communities. I wish you good luck for all future work and plans.