Sri Lankan Scouts Sky Lantern Festival
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
We, the driven by the force to leave this place a better one than we found it took the initiative to help those are suffering from Cancer, an illness by fate. As the future of the country we felt the sense of responsibility to do our part and hence decided to organize “LIGHT THE SKY” a Sky lantern project in aid of raising funds for the Kandy Cancer Home where more than 100 patients are undergoing treatment.
In the year 2017, with your kind support and blessings, we organized the project “LIGHT THE SKY” as a Fund Raising and Awareness Campaign jointly with the Kandy Cancer Society. This was a huge success and we were able to donate 360,000 rupees to the Kandy Cancer home. This took the level of our projects to a greater height and it is our wish to continue this project annually.
Not only this will raise funds but also awareness that there is a group of people who require the blessing of others for cure. Therefore while you buy a lantern and contribute to the fund we raise for their well being, we also need you to send it high and light the sky while wishing them health.
~Be a part of this unique event which is organized in the name of humanity~
Brazil will host the 3rd World Scout Education Congress to discuss the development of Scouting’s educational programmes in a rapidly changing world, and strategies to ensure the Movement continues to innovate in non-formal education for young people.
Some 200 experts from around the world will meet in Rio de Janeiro from 7-10 December next year – specialists in non-formal education and representatives of youth development in Scouting. On the agenda will be innovations in education, the inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Scouting programme and support for volunteers in youth organisations.
The Congress will build on the discussions on education held in Switzerland last year when delegates identified five developments to watch: the trend among schools towards non-formal education, shifting demographics worldwide, migration and urbanisation, the expansion of digital media and globalisation.