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At the Margins- April 2018

Graduation Hattton 01.JPGLoyola Campus- Hatton moves ahead in attempting to serve the most needed groups of people in and around Hatton. To this end, the Centre has taken a number of initiatives. Through creating a network of collaborators Loyola Campus- Hatton hopes that the cause of uplifting the life and dignity of estate population will be a reality.

The Certificate Awarding ceremony of the first bath of students from Loyola Campus- Hatton was held on 11 April 2018. Mr Siva Rajendren, the President, College of Education, Batticaloa was the Chief Guest. Fr. Dexter Gray SJ, the Provincial of the Sri Lankan Jesuit Province was the Guest of Honour. In his speech, he emphasized that Loyola Campus is not only for Tamils or Sinhalese but for all the Sri Lankans. Fr. Milroy, the Country Director of Loyola Campus, insisted that the main purpose of Loyola Campus is to Educate, Empower, Transform and bring Reconciliation among the people.

The students skillfully performed all the speeches, songs and plays in English.  The starter students acted a wonderful English drama about the pros and cons of modern technology. Sr Maiondika worked hard to train the students. The students of Abbotsligh School  performed a short skit on ecology and it was trained by Ms. Sindhuja, the English Facilitator.

Graduation Hattton 02.JPGThirty-seven students of starter level and seventeen of Elementary level wrote the final exam on 27thApril. Earlier on 25thand 26ththey wrote their computer exams. Unfortunately some of them could not complete their exam due to their carelessness and Ms. Gunavathani ordered them to reappear once again for the exam in the near future.

Eleven students sat for their NVQ final examination on 29 March 2018. TVEC issued 18 NVQ certificates and the students received them on the Graduation day. Forty students who follow English courses at present, had also applied for NVQ Exam. Only 32 of them were selected to appear for the exam. TVEC has been requested to conduct the exam for the second batch students in May 2018. The delay in conducing computer exam by the TVEC affects both attendance and result of the exam.

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