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The Unity Mission Trust which began its operations in May 2009 will celebrate its 25th milestone event – Unity Camp 8 during this weekend.
The camp will take place at Chudikuli Girls’ College in Jaffna and a total of 575 student leaders from across Sri Lanka are expected to attend the event.
The theme of the event ‘Powering Dreams: Building Leaders’ will focus on helping youth to build bridges of friendship and unity, whilst learning important life skills. The organisers have had an unprecedented demand from national schools in the North-Central, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces for their students to attend the program. Additionally, the quota for students from the Northern Province has also already been filled, with 280 students representing the educational zone of the North.
The Trust is a non-profit voluntary organisation that is dedicated to fostering unity, integration, healing and reconciliation throughout Sri Lanka. Since its inception, Unity Mission Trust has held events in Colombo, Kayts, Vidutaltivu, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Tharanikkulam, Kandy, Killinochchi, Mirissa, Matara, Jaffna, Vavuinya, Chillavathai and Udayarkaddu. Youth from all nine provinces are now part of the UMT network, which currently has Regional Councils in place in Colombo, Kandy, Matara, Ambalangoda-Elpitiya, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Jaffna.
The Trust works only with youth and provides them with a valuable learning platform where they can hone their leadership development, their team building skills and their self-confidence. The Trust has shared the message of unity and integration with 6,500 youth leaders from across Sri Lanka so far and has built a unique network that promotes the development of bridges of friendship, mutual respect and understanding.
The Trust also covers the dangers of drug addiction, pornography and alcoholism and also educates youth on their sexual rights and the prevention of sexual abuse at all recent programs.
The Trust conducts its operations based on the core beliefs that all youth are equal sons and daughters of Sri Lanka and are the most valuable and treasured resource that the country has. The Trust also believes that the country’s success is dependent on youth of all religions and cultures, learning to live and work together in unity and harmony. UMT’s programs focus on promoting equality and unity, whilst empowering the youth of Sri Lanka to achieve their full potential and make a positive impact on the country. The Trust is a non-political, multi-faith and multi-cultural initiative that works at a grassroots level throughout Sri Lanka, in its efforts to promote unity in diversity across the country.
The Trust invites caring and concerned Sri Lankans to support its continuing journey of love and care, by investing in sponsoring one student to attend the eighth Unity Camp. More information can be obtained from www.unitymission.lk or by calling 0768360103. You can also follow the Trust on Facebook (Unity Mission Trust) and Twitter (@unitymission).
Trustees: Anushya Coomaraswamy, Kushan D’Alwis-PC, Dian Gomes, Maj. Gen. (Rtd). Lohan Goonewardena RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, IG (Chairman), Reyaz Mihular,
Prof. Rohan Gunaratne, Dr. Wimal Karandagoda, N. Vasantha Kumar, Rukshan Perera ,Shyamala Pinto-Jayawardena (Co-Founder Trustee),
Chandra Schaffter, Ramola Sivasundaram, Jayakumar Thangavelu, Dushyanthi Thusheetharan, Sanath Weeratunga, Nirmali Wickramasinghe,
Bertal Pinto-Jayawardena (Founder/Co-ordinating Trustee)
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