Services

Workshops

The Mihindu Children’s Foundation conducts regular children’s workshops to increase awareness of and improve fundamental Sri Lankan values. These workshops are based around teaching children the importance of respecting their parents and teachers, discipline, appreciation of the views and values of others, and being culturally aware of their Sri Lankan heritage. The workshops also incorporate aspects of public speaking, drama, music, language, and religion as part of their activities. The foundation uses tools such as concerts, competitions, and television programs to entertain the children, as well as to provide them with an outlet to showcase their talents and abilities.

In addition to the weekly workshops held on Sunday mornings, the foundation also aims to run several specific workshops for children throughout the year. These workshops will be orientated around specific areas of education, such as public speaking, drama, and self-development. They will provide the children with great opportunities to share their talents, enhance their knowledge, and most importantly, to improve their awareness and appreciation of traditional Sri Lankan values. The children will gain the privilege of interacting with several professional guests, such as renowned actors, musicians, writers, chess players, and many more.

Media

The Mihindu Children’s Foundation produces the Tikiri Children’s Newspaper on a bimonthly basis, which is very popular amongst Sri Lankan children and the Sri Lankan community. It is freely distributed through the Buddhist temples, language schools, Sri Lankan shops, and community service organisations. Please contact us to receive a free subscription to the Tikiri Newspaper.

The foundation hosts a community-run television program on Melbourne’s channel 31. The main focus of the program, Pearl of Lanka, is to showcase the talents of the foundation’s children, and to encourage them to perform and increase their confidence. The program shares many aspects with Sri Lankan culture, including documentary series about Sri Lanka’s heritage and nature, and monthly children-run segments. Episodes of Pearl of Lanka can be viewed here.

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