Category: Our Events

Revisiting ‘Mithudam 2.0’

Distance education or online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly deepened inequalities among the communities of Sri Lanka. The Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts together with the Leo Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts focused on addressing this issue through Project Mithudam 2.0. The two clubs also approached Hype Sri Lanka as an outreach partner for better networking purposes. Our community service director, Rtr. Sithmi Edirisinghe coordinated the project with the help of the two chairpersons Rtr.Gethmi Adikari and Rtr.Oshini Hewawaduge. With the uncertainties surrounding the complete eradication of the pandemic, distance education seemed to be the only solution for all students. Therefore, our intention was to assist a few students who were…

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No Sandwiches, No Skittles

Online lectures, discussions, assignments and mid semester examinations – too much to bear during a time where we are trapped in homes. I was crying internally for a chance to relax and release all my stress, but for the longest time it felt as if my wish was going to be nothing but a daydream – until it was not anymore. The Club Service Avenue called volunteers to organize the annual club picnic some time ago. A club picnic of all things? It sounded fun, but I hesitated a bit to put my name in the list as I was not very confident if I would be able to balance it all – the exams and assignments had already eaten…

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‘SLAMM-ing Through’

Fun, thrill, and excitement feels light years away during this pandemic and escaping the dullness and monotony of confinement seems impossible (Wouldn’t you agree?). However, this ‘impossible’ escape was made possible through ‘The Great Escape: SLAMM 2021’. The annual scavenger hunt organized by the five Rotaract clubs of the University of Colombo made its way through the perils of an apocalyptic labyrinth on the 29th of May 2021. Brace yourselves as I take you down memory lane to the day we brainstormed our way past zombies and viruses to get to safety. The arena for SLAMM was set not only for seasoned Rotaractors but for the freshers of the University as well. Having been an absolute fresher in Rotaract, I…

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STEP RIGHT UP! IT’S THE EARLY, EARLY SHOW!

I’ve always imagined Rotaract to be this huge machine which was larger than the sum of its parts, a perfect representation of pure synergy, which gravitated to the undertaking of small to large-scale projects that aimed at providing leadership and community service amongst other things. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still hold that view and to further confirm my stance on the matter I’m still told that’s what Rotaract is. However, due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and the restraints on social interaction it brought about, I’m still yet to see the organization truly flex its muscles as almost all the ongoing projects had to be scaled down in scope significantly in order to comply with the new limitations…

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Deep Roots and New Blossoms – Annual Orientation Program 2020

Written by one of our most enthusiastic prospective members - Vibhath Jayasinghe; many thanks for your extremely detailed description of the afternoon!  As a student who had missed out on the phenomenon that was Interact during his school days, one could say that I headed into the orientation with high expectations. I would be lying if I said I didn't have high hopes going into the meeting, because they genuinely were, and why wouldn't they be? My peers had always spoken very highly of the organization, its incentives and its accomplishments. Considering all the buzz that surrounded both Interact and Rotaract, needless to say I was very excited to witness what the organization had to offer. And thus, I entered…

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