August 6-10, 2010
SCM SL organized the annual school camp from 6th-10th August 2010 at Salvation Army Center, Rabbukkana Under the theme of “Students Are LeadersS”. About 60 students and four teachers gathered from various units such as Colombo, Kandy, Hewadiwela, Bandarawela, Pussallawa and Jaffna. The specialty was that with the end of the civil war a higher number of students from Jaffna participated after long years at an annual camp.
Bible studies and workshops were conducted accordance with the theme “STUDENTS ARE LEADERS”. Jesus Christ and Leadership, this Bible study was done by Rev. Selvaraj. Personal Life, Talents and Leadership, these were done by Mr. Oswald and Rev. Kumudu Saman. Students were able to get more close to the Bible during this sessions.
There were another 4 Workshops. These are Gender and Leadership, Skill building, Students Issues and to identify the students about the current situation of their lives. The workshop Gender and Leadership was done by one of SCM SL’s senior friend Ms. Thamara Bernard. The camp was bilingual (Sinhala and Tamil) to overcome communication barriers.
Exposure teams were visited to a Tea Factory, Jack products manufacturing Place and to a village that produce clay products. This gave a strange experience to students. Talent Night was done by students with the aid of skill building workshop. It was caused to identify there dancing, singing and acting abilities.
“Camp Fire was a brilliant, wonderful and unforgettable moment for us,” attested one of the student participants. It was a colorful night with music and dancing items, presented by the students. This was course to make deep friendship and relationship among students, who from all over the country.