RISE UP SCHOOLS MEALS – PHASE 3 Rise Up School Meal Program – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – Update 10th and 12th August 2022 View the Video on Facebook – click here – https://www.facebook.com/753223244/posts/pfbid02dc3JtPYfKdsw1iW43jGx26M1Qp3qwSNoJdbab1tBXaeHqSvdGszae1Hcxpu2FR3Pl/?d=n  Rise Up School Meal Program Sample of School Meals Served in Schools That Remained Opened During The Past Two Weeks   School meal program in Sri Lanka-Rise Up RISE UP – School Meal Program – Phase 2 Sri Lanka is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis with extreme inflation and shortages of essential items including food. Schools in Sri Lanka are noticing a decrease in the attendance of students, particularly in schools located in areas that are severely impacted by this economic crisis. One of the main reasons attributed to this attendance decline is lack of availability of food. Rise Up School Meal Program (https://www.facebook.com/RiseUpMeals) is collaborating with Dr Tara De Mel (Former ...

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Kaleidoscope Let’s Talk with Dr Tara De Mel on Hunger Dear Friends of Kaleidoscope Below is the link to the interview I did with Former Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Tara De Mel who is leading projects to ensure that children, especially the young ones, get a midday meal.  There are at least one million children in Sri Lanka deprived of a midday meal due to the economic crisis.  Sri Lanka currently has the second highest malnutrition rate in South Asia. I would appreciate if this email can be shared among friends and family.  Any contribution we get to keep our children from going hungry is very appreciated.  It’s this midday meal that encourages them to come to school and it’s this midday meal they will probably have as their only meal for the day.  Please give generously. Account details below. Link for the interview:  https://youtu.be/SPjcRlk2wDo With greatest thanks ...

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 110 16 06 2022 While Sri Lanka seems to have stopped in its tracks in progress – we continue to give you a dose of positive, daring, different. In the backdrop of Angampora, this week we have superworms, white tortoises, artisan tea & stylish grazing with chats on microentrepreneurs, Rise Up Meals & other tidbits on Kaleidoscope today.  Rise Up Meals is an initiative driven by a collective led by Dr Tara De Mel which is working on giving school children a mid-day meal – generally the only meal they have in these current times. You will realise how bad hunger is among children and do try and help.  Help feed schoolchildren To join the project and help provide a meal to needy school children in Sri Lanka: Facebook: Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RiseUpMealsor  Email:info@avaayaresearch.com, vijitha@avaayaresearch.com, or gg8184@gmail.com Bank details: Avaaya Research, Seylan Bank – Nugegoda, Sri Lanka AC No: 012013134596120. ...

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English-medium education: Fantasy and reality-By Gunadasa Amarasekera Source:Island “Once again the same anti-English Education lobby of two decades ago has won the battle. It is interesting how the same wheel turns 20 years later” (The island 25/06) Dr. Tara de Mel has admitted that the pro-English, lobby, including herself, has lost the battle. Losing the battle should not come as a surprise to her. Battles are lost when they are based on fantasy and not on reality, and vice versa; they are won when they are based on reality and not on fantasy. It is time she realized this at least after 20 years. Since Dr. de Mel has admitted defeat, I need not labour to present the case for the mother tongue in primary and secondary education for children. This case has been very convincingly presented by educationists the world over, including our own, during the past so many years. ...

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