Posted by: horizonlankafoundationlk | September 1, 2007

7. First Live TV Talk show by Horizon Lanka kids in 2003

Vodpod videos no longer available.

TMG Chandrasekara : What type of things do you do you to involve the children and to increase their contribution?

At this point, I really want to say that more than half the credit for this whole project should go to the parents. I could never have done something like this on my own. When we started, we had no one from outside to help us — because nobody knew about us. From the very first day until now, until today, I get the maximum support from the parents. Whether it is the computer room or any other job, they give their labour without receiving any payment. We have a Parents’ Association, and we find easy to do everything through it.

I saw that you have a page for the parents.

Yes, what you see now is the page about the parents. There is something special that you can go to from here. This is Wijesinghe — Hasintha’s father. Unfortunately he lost one of his legs when he was small. It was not his fault — but a gun meant for wild animals that fired accidentally when he was looking for his cattle. Though he lost a leg, he rides a motorcycle; he has a very successful vegetable plot. He does not expect handouts from anybody, but works real hard to earn a living. We added this story to the Internet, and a gentleman from Austria donated him an artificial leg.


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