The first bath of Loyola Campus– Mullaitivu completed their certificate course in English by the end of April. They have had studied at the Centre for a period of three months.
The improvement in English language students who have been a part of Mullaitivu classes is very minimal. This is quite understandable as the opportunities that these students had in initial years for a solid foundation in learning English language is unsatisfactory. Due to war and a number of socio-economic challenges the area has been devastated and people desperately look forward to avenues in rebuilding their lives. It is at this juncture that Loyola Campus– Mullaitivu hopes to make a substantial contribution in the development of the people and their skills in better adjusting to the challenges today.
The fear of English and the traditional prejudices that has been handed over from one generation to another is also a major cause of the reluctance that the Facilitators had witnessed in students. Even before they try mastering the language, many give up and never attempt again. It is this fear and the prejudices that Loyola Campus hopes to break in the classroom providing them freedom and space to grow and develop.
The classes for children on music and dance continue without any disruption. Students regularly participate in these classes with much enthusiasm. It is a joy to see the parents taking great interest in educating their children in these crucial areas that will help their children to develop their personality and self confidence.
Computer classes for students have not begun as of yet due to a number of constraints. A number of repair works are needed for the Centre to be able to better accommodate the students who come for different programmes.