SLWB Student Scholarship

Education is a human right and is central to achieving many other sustainable development outcomes.

A quality basic education gives children and youth the knowledge and skills they need to face daily life challenges, and take advantage of economic and lifelong learning opportunities. It is also a key driver for reducing poverty, fostering economic growth, achieving gender equality, and social development.

For years SLWB has developed programs and events in order to help teach young adults to think on their own and educate themselves, providing platforms for discussion, dialogue and expression and thereby furthering their leadership capacity.  We would like to take this opportunity to extend a hand to students who must decide between  education and work, education and family or education and life from a young age.  We believe that by enabling access to education we empower people to help themselves, their family and their communities.

 

The first area recepients of the scholarship funding will be:

  • Delft (Neduntheevu) via the Old Student Association of Delft Schools, Canada 

The association has been providing scholarships for 15+ years to students in need at a pre-high-school, high-school and university level.  The funds are given to its students to help them purchase necessary school items or other essentials (e.g. food, sanitary napkins, etc.)  The funds help our kids stay in school.  Student report cards are provided to the association every 3 months to ensure the students are in good standing and making progress in their education.  For more information email: suthamie@slwb.ca

We are extremely honored to partner with the association to provide the first SLWB scholarship funding through them.

We are seeking Canadian chapters of Sri Lankan schools to help us develop this program.  If you are interested to put your alma mater forward as a candidate for receiving scholarship money or are interested in donating to the scholarship fund please reach out to us:  suthamie@slwb.ca

  • A Canadian high-school student who meets the criteria set out by the terms of the scholarship

Our first event where proceeds will be donated to the scholarships is MIX IN THE 6IX.  For event information and tickets CLICK HERE.

 

Articles and information on education gaps and debates are provided below. Please send us any additional information or links that would be helpful as we develop the scholarship fund.

A crisis in learning: 9 charts from the 2018 World Development Report

Issues reported by Fulbright in Sri Lanka

Uncomfortable Conversations: Tools to Teach Current Events and Controversial Issues

Opportunities through the Government of Canada