This was written by Mr. Priya Peiris who joined us as part of the Music Team on Unity Camp 6 in October 2013
The following were personal comments made by campers on how they benifited most from attending UNITY CAMP 4
"Happy to have found friends around Srilanka."
C.Kamilton - V/Kalmadu M.V.
"This is the true happiness in life for me"
B.Thipenthiran - V/Nellukkulam Kalaimahal M.V.
"I was able to overcome the fear I had on the first day of camp and speak to other students from different parts of Sri Lanka and make new friends"
Rashini Anuradhika Fernando - Holy Family Convent, Kalutara
"Learnt Sinhala phrases... I learnt if I try I can achieve anything in life'
K.Madhura - Mu/Paandiyankulam M.V.
"I was able to realize that the fact that even though a language barrier does exist at times, it was more fun to communicate using hand gestures and small words until the other completely understood what we were trying to say!!!"
Devindri Goonewardena - Ladies College, Colombo
"Working as a group, Learnt sinhala?"
C.Anushala - V/Kalmadu M.V.
"Learnt a lot of things from group members"
Ayanthan - V/Kanagarayan Kulam M.V.
"While making new friends I learnt to appreciate the resources I had"
David Jeyaselvam - Royal Institute, Colombo
"I realized that no matter we come from, or no matter what religion we believe in we still belong to one country and hence should be able to find a way to work together no matter what barriers come our way" K. D. Ayanthi Kariyawasam - Holy Family Convent, Kalutara
"Learnt to live peacefully"
Yuginthan - V/Pudhukkulam M.V.
"Learnt how to overcome challenges"
Stella Mary - Mu/Oddusuddan M.V.
"A lovely opportunity to show my talent and a lovely group to encourage"
V.Thanushan - V/Nelukkulam M.V.
"I learnt to overcome my fear of speaking in front of large crowds and to express what I felt about various issues fearlessly"
K. M. Iresha Kamel - Holy Family Convent, Marawila
"Learnt about Developing leadership quality and overcoming challenges"
T.Thanuja - V/Kanagarayan Kulam M.V.
"The days spent on camp made me realize that working together as children from one country is not as hard as people make it sound. All it took was a few hand gestures and smiles!!!!"
Nishara Gunawardena - Holy Family Convent, Colombo 4
"I started believing I can do it"
T.Maheswary - Uduvil Girls College
"Learnt a lot of new games... Learnt different languages"
Y.Nitharshan - Mu/Periyapuliyankulam G.T.M.S.
"Spending a lot of time with students from different cultural backgrounds helped me to identify and appreciate various different life styles they followed even while on camp..."
Elon Newton - Wesley College, Colombo
"Learnt a lot of important things through sports"
E.Vinojan - V/Nedunkeni M.V.
"I realized that knowing Tamil is equally important as knowing English and Sinhala"
Carine Anandage - Bishops College, Colombo
"Happy to have friends around the country who will help me in many ways"
P.Yugan - V/Tamil M.M.V.
"I learnt to think as one group even though sometimes we didn't even speak the same language!!!"
W. A. D. Cavindi Canishka Appuhamy - Ave Maria Convent, Negombo
"I understood that knowing other languages is very important'
Komahal N. - V/Pudhukkulam M.V.