The Online Foundation

Over the summer break due to COVID cases on the rise, and the Sri Lankan government imposing travel restrictions within the country. It left me nothing to do but to be confined within the premises of my neighbourhood. As you may know from my COMUN blog posts, COMUN was an opportunity for all of us to make friends. And one of the friends I made from COMUN had actually started…

RCCI Final Yearly Reflection

Over the past year in RCCI especially throughout these tumultuous times we managed to plan out many events and lessons for the kids if the possibility opened for us to go back to face to face and resume service normally. As seen from my previous CAS blogs about service, I talked about almost everything we did within the past year and how we were more organized than any of the…

Online Art Session – RCCI Service

Prior Preparations: Having the art session online posed many issues especially while planning it out. It was difficult to  gather everyone to join the thursday session to plan it out or even to just overall communicate with everyone online. We started off with planning by deciding on what different activities we will conduct during this day. (LO3 Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.) I sent emails to the…

Service Semester Reflection/Overview – RCCI

Overview: This years dynamic to service learning was completely different to the ones of the previous years. We were all used to working together face to face as well (F2F) as being able to communicate F2F with the RCCI children. This semester we weren’t able to communicate with the RCCI children in any method so most of our service times were spent planning for when we are able to meet…

Creativity Day

I first started playing the guitar (figure 1) around 4 years ago and I self taught myself utilizing the internet to the best of my ability, where I downloaded tabular music sheets of many difficult songs to play. This helped me with being familiar with the fretboard and also with other techniques whilst playing. Starting to play on the steel string acoustic guitar really prepares you to play on the…

More Activity!

With the extension of the distance learning program (DLP) after the Christmas break and the COVID-19 cases especially in Sri Lanka became much worse, school didn’t look like it was going to open for face to face (F2F) any time soon. During this period in the world, it is important to stay fit and healthy especially because staying fit and healthy not only significantly affects our mental health but also…

Service at OSC! – RCCI

What is RCCI? RCCI short for, RCCI Rehabilitation Center For The Communication Impaired is a rehabilitation center who works with children and adults to provide them with school experience and vocational training. RCCI was initially founded in 1993 to address the need for a rehabilitation center for the 1 million people with communication impairments in Sri Lanka. And as of right now RCCI has treated over 12,000 people and the…

COMUN Quarterly Update!

With the uncertainty of COMUN being in person or virtually we still have to be prepared to lean either way if the opportunity comes up. Last week on friday, the COMUN EXCO and the tech team, talked to a possible technology/marketing sponsor. It’s not like we need the sponsor to do all our work, but during this tough time, COMUN could use a good sponsor but also use a good…

Activity at Home

Activity especially when at home is very important not just to your physical wellbeing but also your mental wellbeing. Just before school closed due to COVID in grade 10, we were learning the benefits of activity on our mental health. And this stuck with me ever since as I saw how everything connected, because I would feel good after doing some activity, and on the days that I did not…