Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Friend Our World Peace Ambassadors at the
                            United Nations

The children including Amrin  had also visited the United Nations International School and UNICEF. In addition, they had a wonderful tour around New York. They had visited American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial.You can see the paper articles published in the news papers about Amrin's visit to the UN, in the following website.
Friend Our World cake

                                 FUND RAISING EVENT FOR THE DISABLED CHILDREN

Children in Sri Lankan School Muscat have been involved in the fund raising event for the past two weeks as part of the Citizenship Studies by joining the ‘Change for Children ‘project implemented by Early Intervention for Children with Disability (AEICD) organization. They donated their pocket money for the needs of children with disabilities. The following poem is dedicated to all the disabled children in this world.
 Listen to the words unspoken

Listen to me…

Listen to my heart beat…

Listen to the words unspoken…

Every morning I see the birds

On the mango tree

Near the window of my room,

Whispering something to each other,

I see them opening their mouths…

I guess they talk to each other happily…

I like to hear the songs they sing

When they are together…

I like to hear their melancholic voice

When they depart each other…

But, I only can see their gestures,

I want to tell my friends how I feel

And listen to their loving voices,

But I only can open my voiceless mouth,

I want to walk along the streets

Holding their hands with pleasure

But my lifeless limbs

Say ‘no, you cannot’…

The world is moving

I am still sitting at my window

Looking at the birds…

Life is this for me,

A garden with withered flowers

Having no sunlight….

-       Anjalie Chandima Silva -


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

                      Four Finger Patience – Moral story

Lesson Of Patience through Four Finger Of Wood
Once there lived a farmer with his family. The farmer lived a happy life with his family by earning from his own land. The farmer was making his land ready for his next session of cultivation. The only issue the farmer faced was insufficient amount of water for his cultivation. The farmer after discussion with his family came to a conclusion to dig a well nearby his land for water. This idea could ease his task and improve his cultivation too.
Digging a well
The farmer started digging a well nearby. He worked hard to dig the well through day and night. He was quite upset as water never peeped out as he was digging out, but he did not lose confidence and further dug the well by skipping his lunch and dinner too. At last he completely lost confidence as water did not crawl in. He was upset since his hard work was not rewarded. His family members boosted him and advised him not to lose hope and continue digging as water will surely peer out.  He opened ears to their advice and started to dig out day and night. But at last there was not a single drop of water from the well. He was completely exhausted, lost patience and went home hoping that everything was a waste of time.
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How did water comeout
Beside the well was a large piece of wood which was the size of five fingers long. One dark night a man was walking beside the well. By mistake he hit his leg hard on the wood, and it hurt him a lot as the piece of wood was very strong. He became very angry and with all his frustration and anger he lifted the piece of wood, and with full energy threw the wood inside the well. It is also important to mention that the man was strong enough. The moment the man threw the wood, it went and hit the ground hard nearly four fingers deep long. And doyou know what happened.
Farmer being happy
Water sprouted out from the well as soon as the wood was hit down and raised to a certain level. When the farmer heard about this, he rushed to his well and was happy to see water rising up from the well that he dug. He was astonished with happiness and filled with tears as his hard work worked out. He inquired the men about what happened and learned that just a four fingers feet wood was able to get water out from the well. The water was utilised by the farmer and all the nearby people too.
The moral of the story is that one requires maintaining patience in any task being accomplished. Only patience can help you attain goal in life. The farmer worked till the last stretch and lost patience, if he had patience he would have succeeded earlier. In the same way one should have patience in life for any task in order to reach success in a honest way.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

                                 10 Ways to Be the Kind of Leader That Others
                                                              – Including Peers –
                                                              Will Want to Follow:

1. TREAT EVERYONE WITH DIGNITY, RESPECT, AND COURTESY. Value the inherent worth of each person you have contact with. Appreciate the fact that others’ dreams, goals, and feelings of self worth are as important to them as yours are to you. Adopt the mindset that being “a superior” does not mean that you are superior … and behave accordingly!

2. LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Model the work performance, attendance, and conduct that you expect from others. Show people, through your daily behaviors, what it means to have integrity, a strong work ethic, and an unyielding commitment to your organization’s mission and values. WALK THE TALK!
3. BE FIRM, FAIR, AND CONSISTENT. Avoid playing favorites. Hold everyone – including yourself – equally accountable for following ALL rules and regulations, exhibiting appropriate behavior, meeting ALL job responsibilities, and achieving desired results.
4. “OWN UP” TO YOUR SHORTCOMINGS. Avoid cover ups. If you make a mistake, admit it … and then fix it! If you don’t know something, admit it … and then find out about it! And, if you’re holding an employee accountable for a wrong doing that you, yourself, committed in the past – and he or she calls you on it – respond with: “That’s true. I did do that. And I was wrong, back then … just like you’re wrong, now.”
5. FOCUS ON THEIR SUCCESS. Provide everyone on your team with the information, direction, resources, feedback, and support they need to be successful. Create/seize opportunities for team members to learn, grow and develop. Be a teacher … be a coach.
6. GET THEM INVOLVED. Whenever practical and appropriate, involve direct reports in decision making, plan development, and problem solving. Solicit their suggestions, ideas, and options. Delegate tasks and responsibilities – along with the commensurate authority.
7. LISTEN. Hone your listening skills. Focus on understanding the messages your team members (and others) send to you. Demonstrate, by your listening behaviors, that you care what others think, feel, and have to say.
8. SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION. Acknowledge and thank employees for their efforts and contributions. Let team members know that good work is truly important – and that good workers are valued and appreciated. Celebrate achievement!
9. RESPECT THEIR TIME. Remember that your team members have important (often difficult) jobs to do and priorities to manage. Don’t expect them to drop whatever they’re doing every time you want something or whenever you feel the need for a meeting. Be a help, rather than a hindrance, when it comes to employee time management.
10. DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. When you see or hear of something that requires attention, jump in and deal with it. Don’t procrastinate or offer excuses for not dealing with issues – especially those that are difficult or distasteful. No one wants to follow a leader who shies away from the tough stuff and fails to take care of business