NDB Bank helps develop skills of English language teachers in Wayamba

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NDB Bank joined hands with the British Council to launch an initiative that will improve the teaching skills and knowledge of secondary English language teachers in Sri Lanka.

The official agreement was signed between Russell de Mel, CEO of NDB Bank and Tony Reilly, Country Director of British Council.  

The project aims to support one of NDB Bank’s strategic CSR initiatives in Education through a Secondary English Teaching Improvement.  


Training and related services comprise of a teacher training course in the Secondary English language, consisting of 20 topic-based modules on key class room issues for select Secondary English language teachers teaching 11 to 18 year old students of Government Schools in the North Western Province. The teachers will be trained in up-to-date learner-centred, activity based methodology.

Each module will be assessed independently and upon the completion of all 20 modules the participants will be awarded a British Council Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching at the end of the course.

English has become an essential component in a child’s curriculum, and the foundation is set at an early age at school. The initiative hopes to provide every teacher and learner of English access to the skills, ideas and materials needed to raise the standards of English Language Teaching in Sri Lanka.

The British Council in Sri Lanka is the UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations and equips students with the English language skills needed for future utilisation.

With the premise of “Changing Lives, Everyday”, NDB Bank has been committed to contributing towards the development of society.   NDB Bank’s strategic CSR is focussed on building Education and Entrepreneurship in the country. The Bank provides opportunities to mould young children into becoming valuable and knowledgeable contributors in society.  NDB believes that education is key for development of a society and children need to be encouraged and nourished in every possible way.