1 May 2012
Categories: Sri Lanka News
In Sri Lanka, April is O-Level results month, and we were especially keen to see the results for the students at Rathambalagama school. Over the last year Born Free had funded extra classes for them in the key subjects of Maths, English and Science, and we were hoping to see that this had made an improvement to their overall scores. Overall it seemed to have been a difficult year for the O-Level class, with the pass rate dropping by nearly 5% as an average of all subjects. However the pass rate for our key subjects had risen by over 3% - a good performance in a challenging year. The students certainly felt that the extra classes helped them as well, and we will be continuing the programme into next year.
One particular success story was Anosha Surangi (pictured with her mother) – the youngest of four children in a local farmer family. She managed to get 5 As and a B and a C – the best results for the entire educational division area! She said, "Born Free's support for extra classes made a huge difference in my life. Before, if we needed more teaching we had to travel a long distance and the lessons would cost us so much. The extra classes will be extremely helpful in the coming years for the students from poor farmer families. I am thankful to Born Free!" Anosha now plans to go and study for A-Levels at the nearest school that teaches them, some 25 miles away by road.