Sowing the Seeds for a Peaceful World

isuranga.jpgPeace is a source where the whole life on earth depends. A slight argument, disagreement will lead the whole world to danger. Peace depends on the diplomatic relations of politicians as well. A decision of the political leaders can turn the world into a war-zone.

It is difficult to maintain peace, but war can be made easily. Almost all the religions try to cultivate the seed of peace but there are groups who try to grow the weeds of war to gain special rewards. Anger, Hatred, Jealousy are threats to peace.

In my point of view, peace is a virtue that should be cultivated within the families. The core of the society is the family. If we can change the attitudes of the family, if we encourage peace and harmony in that small unit we can prosper with peace in the whole society.

In my aspect peace is a value connected to so many other values. Love, unity, the ability to accept one’s own mistakes and understand each other are essential to maintain peace. The reason why I highlighted the above values is because of the inter-relationship. Love enhances unity, sharing and caring among people. When the bond among people is strengthened, maintaining peace becomes easy. Acceptance of one’s own mistakes and understanding each other reduces the possibility of conflicts.

The main cause for aggression and breaking of peace treaties in today’s context is the political strategies of governments. The greediness for power, the need to control others is the main problem which disturbs peace. In my point of view all governments should be responsible in regard with the issue of peace.

Having reflected on peace, I would like to say maintaining peace is the best weapon which we can use against war. Peace is the key either to nourish or to perish the human race. I would like to conclude using a small quote by Menachem Begin ‘‘Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth”.

Isuranga

Loyola Campus- Trincomalee

A New Journey with Loyola Campus

mg_0893-1-trinco-fb.jpg“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison

In the life of human beings writing is one of the processes of keeping records, making history, and developing our language skills, etc.

Though I have little experience of teaching English in an educational institution, I was so eager to be a part of Loyola Campus team in Trincomalee. It gave me entirely a novel experience when I started my work at Loyola Campus. The methodology followed at Loyola Campus is so different from other institutions. At Loyola Campus teaching is so much centered on students with accompaniment, discipline and leadership motivation. I found this to be unique.

Both joys and sorrows are a part of us and we define which one we will experience in our life. Teaching is a joyful experience. When we teach, every teacher attempts to make the world of their students more joyful and brighter. It is indeed the privilege of a teacher to accompany and guide others. Moreover, true happiness is making others happy. This is so much true for a teacher who is a part of his/her student’s life.

I am happy that I was part of the process of initiating Loyola Campus in Trincomalee and getting the place ready for the JWL Global English classes from September 2017. Although I am not a teacher professionally trained or a teacher with prior experience of teaching in any government school, I have a passion to make a difference in the lives of young people who come into contact with the Centre in Trincomalee. I have learnt a lot from Loyola Campus and I have got myself adopted to the expectations, values and methodologies of the institute. It is a joy to see the students filled classrooms at Trincomalee and the Campus filled with their enthusiasm and energy.

Since I have some prior teaching experience in some other institutions, sometimes compare those places with Loyola Campus. In my experience, Loyola Campus is one of the best places where students receive education that is not just limited to books and a syllabus. I have experienced how students excel in different skills and inculcating different values for their lives. The moto of the Loyola Campus EDUCATE,EMPOWER, TRANSFORM tells all of us that there is always a transformation and empowerment through education.

S Dikshan

English facilitator

My School Life

trinco-web.jpgMy name is E. Thaniya. I studied at St. Mary’s college Trincomalee. I started my school life in 2003. I was sent to section “A”. My class teacher was Mrs. Nanthini.  She was my class teacher till grade 5. I and my friends were together till we finished our primary classes. In these five years we learnt Tamil pronunciation. I’m proud to say that I am a student of Nanthini Teacher.

My second school life started with grade 6. This time I was little nerves because we were the junior batch in our school and our seniors began to rule us. Mrs. Jegathasan was our class teacher at that time. I joint our school sports team in grade nine. I excelled in net ball and athletics.

In 2015 I joined advanced level in same school choosing to go in the line of commerce. From 2015 to 2016 I was a prefect and sports captain. During this I learnt more about hard work, manners and etc. We helped our principal and teachers. In my thirteen years of school life I loved advance level studies.

I love my school, my teachers, and principal. I miss my school days very much and I’ll never get it back. My unforgettable memories are from my school. I’m proud to say that I’m a ‘MARIAN’ and I’ll always be a Marian.

E. Thaniya

Student- English (Pre-Intermediate)