American School Doha, Outward Bound in Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lanka Business Development Centre (SLBDC) in collaboration with Outward Bound Sri Lanka (OBSL) successfully completed a program titled ‘Week without Walls for 70 participants from the American School of Doha during 29 November to 4 December 2013 at Hotel Sigiriya. This program in included an Outward Bound experience, service project and educational tour and expedition to Sigiriya. The visitors also spent a day at the Sigiriya Madhya Maha Vidyalaya and interacted with local students and carried out a shramadana. They also donated a photocopier, computer and printer to the school. The main objective of this training program was to foster interpersonal skills, develop team spirit, leadership skills and for the students to learn about Sri Lanka and its people. The participants, through experiential learning activities, were encouraged to think out of the box and develop the confidence to accept challenges with the positive attitude and a creative mind set. The students had the following to say about their experiences: “Hi, I had such a fun time with Outward Bound. This was my first trip to Sri Lanka and I loved it.” “Outward Bound created a very fun ‘Week without Wall’s experience for us and I learned many things about myself and the local culture.” “This trip was amazing. I learned many things and had so much fun. Thanks so much.” “Outward Bound showed me how much learning you can go through in a week.” “I want to thank Outward Bound for all the activities they organised for us and encouraging me to do some of those activities, I wouldn’t do. Thank you so much for everything! It has been a great week. Thanks again. ” “This was one of the best experiences of my life! OB helped me develop my skills and improve my life both physically and mentally. Thank you so much for being with me in Sri Lanka. You are the best! ” “This has been one of my favourite experiences. I hope to come back with my family. Thank you so much for this experience.” “I really enjoyed this trip. I enjoyed learning new things and experiencing Sri Lanka, because I don’t ever think I will go to this country. Thank you so much for organising it.” “The program of us visiting Sri Lanka with the help of Outward Bound was mind blowing. The places we visited, the help we get and the information gained was terrific. I would definitely want to work with Outward Bound again, Thanks.”