Mr Scott Weightman from Berwick-upon-Tweed spent four weeks as a volunteer, teaching in Ahangama and Weligama. In Weligama he was working in Sri Sumangala School. He writes...
"Weligima is a lively small town with wonderful beaches, filled with brightly coloured fishing boats and boys playing cricket. The major road is fronted with fresh fish stalls. Sumagala Girls school is near the town centre and caters for 2,500 pupils between the ages of five and eighteen. The girls were polite, friendly, humorous and so keen to improve their spoken English. Many pupils in the higher grades had an excellent understanding of the language and their knowledge of figures of speech, idioms, etc. was very impressive. I shall remember Ahangama and Weligima for their superb coastal scenery, sunsets, wonderful food (particularly the fruit and fish) but most of all the people, notably the girls of Sumangala and the staff of Jagabay Hotel."
Mr Scott Weightman, community volunteer, returned to Weligama in November 2010 for one month.
During this time he handed over the gift of a multi-media and projector to Sri Sumangala College and taught in both Sri Sumangala and Siddartha Colleges.