Education is of special concern in the Somawathi Home. This has two main reasons:
- – Over 80% of resident children suffer from backwardness at school of one or more years because of their background.
- – Only 40% of children in Sri Lanka in regular education (Government School) have sufficient marks for their O-level (the level for further learning after they reach the age of 16).
Reason enough for us to start Somawathi Education. Personal development of children is of great importance for their confidence and their future. For catching up backwardness in school, but also to compensate insufficient level of education of regular schools in subjects like English, maths, history, geography and learning to do your homework. Older children also receive a special exam training to prepare them as good as possible for the O-level exams.
Vocational Training, which is the name for specialized education for children who want to learn a craft. These children can choose from:
- – Woodworking
- – Gardening and landscaping
- – Caring for animals
- – Pottery
- – Maintening bycycles
- – Electronics
- – Batik/textiles operation
- – Mechanics
- – Sewing skills
- – Lace making