12 Feb, 2016
The English Language Scholarship Programme of John Keells Foundation is an “Approved Charity” under the Inland Revenue Act, No. 10 of 2006 (Gazette No. 1,561 dated 01st August 2008). Launched in 2004 in collaboration with Gateway Language Centre, this long-term project is aimed at enhancing English language skills of schoolchildren and youth across the island towards improving their opportunities for higher learning and sustainable employment in an increasingly competitive world. As at 31st March 2010, an aggregate of 4465 scholarships have been awarded under courses designed to suit various segments of schoolchildren and youth of whom an aggregate of 3436 have successfully completed the course.
|Focus Area in 2010/11||Project Objective||Project Scope in 2010/11||Project Target|
|English for Teens – A 4-month course for school children within the age limits of 12 to 14 years||English for daily use and basic interactions, helping students understand and use familiar everyday expressions.|| First Intake: Ampara, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Chilaw, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Matara and Ratnapura;|
Second Intake: Bandarawela, Galle, Habarana, Jaffna, Kandy, Negombo, Panadura, Trincomalee and Vavuniya
|Total of 1000 school children|