CEI Sri Lanka photo: Promodya out on Kalapuwa Sri Leadership Academy’s new basketball court
Promodya was just a bright nine-year-old when she came to live at Samudra Sri Leadership Academy, a CEI/AED facility for children in need, orphans as a result of Sri Lanka’s civil war, poverty and natural disaster. She is from a very poor village called Inginiyagala – Ampara. Her mother had abandoned the family and her father was unable to take care of her due to his disability as he is partially paralyzed.
Promodya is extremely intelligent, she is one of the brightest students in her school. Out of all the candidates from her school she achieved the best results for General Certificate of Ordinary Level in 2010 which is conducted by Department of Education in Sri Lanka. For our American audience: O-Levels, taken from the British system of education, this test marks the end of compulsory education and by passing this test students can then go on to studying for the Advanced Levels (A-Levels) which gets them ready for college.
Promodya was also the head girl of her school in 2010. She has also won first place in the Literature quiz at school and prizes for English copy writing and dictation competitions. In addition to schoolwork, she is also very creative, a natural artist. She makes beautiful greeting cards and bookmarks in her spare time. She works hard in her studies and is a dedicated athlete, too. Promodya has won track medals in the 100m and 100x4 events. She is also a member of her school’s volleyball and basketball teams, and has won prizes in these two sports.
CEI Sri Lanka photo: Promodya being studious
Now Promodya is eighteen and currently studying in grade thirteen. She is the secretary of her school’s Red Cross Society. Her future ambition is to become a primary school teacher and spend her time educating small children. She is getting some good practice for her future career by helping the younger kids at Samudra Sri with their homework each day after school.
Congratulations, Promodya! We are so proud of your many achievements. None of Promodya’s story could have been possible without the sponsorship of children living at CEI’s Leadership Academies. Our thanks to sponsors & donors for their continued support. If you aren’t already, become a sponsor today and support education for every girl!