Month: March 2022

Athwal – A Helping Hand In Need

"Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today." - Amy Leigh Mercree. This is a dark moment for everyone in the whole world. We all are in need, we all are frightened, we all are in the same deep, dark abyss and we all should help each other to get out of it. The only way that we can survive this tough period is by being a 'blaze of light' to one another. We must care for one another, look after one another and help one another to rise up and face this ongoing situation. Thus, we can make a huge difference in…

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Looking Back At ‘Bare Niceties’

Decorum is about kindness, it’s about being friendly, it’s about being polite, it’s about integrity and it’s about good manners. Proper etiquette helps us to know how to behave and conduct ourselves in different environments. It creates a good and everlasting first impression of you. The manner by which you interact with other people reflects your personality and the way you have been brought up. Therefore, as young individuals of the society, it is essential that we know and adhere to the various social stipulations on manners, decorum and etiquette to be followed during various social interactions. With this objective in mind, the Professional Development Avenue of the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts proudly presented ‘Bare…

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A Look Back At ‘Stop The Spread’

‘Stop the Spread -Beyond COVID-19’ was an initiative by the Rotary International District 3220 to help combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sri Lanka. It was conducted for the purpose of bringing young Rotaractors’ together to help flatten the curve by spreading awareness and raising funds for the less privileged. The project focused on helping small businesses and schools in low-income areas. One part of the project focused on helping schools reopen while the other focused on helping chosen business entities to create COVID-19 controlled environments and obtain the SLSI Certificate. As the Rotaract Club of the University of Colombo Faculty of Arts, we opted to take part in the ‘Back to School Donation Drive’, which focused on…

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Forget-Me-Not: A Conversation on Child Abuse

Nelson Mandela is known to have said "The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.". In a society where children face various challenges in the hands of those who are deemed to be their caretakers, it is important that we are aware of the many dangers that children face and how to defend them against them. So, the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts decided take World Children’s Day 2021 as an opportunity to raise awareness on child abuse, including child sexual abuse (CSA). Forget-Me-Not was a project conducted by the Community Service avenue of the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts. Chaired by Rtr. Amasha Kalyanapriya, this…

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