GOPIO SL’S ca­reer devel­op­ment pro­gramme, a tremen­dous suc­cess

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The Sri Lankan chap­ter of Global Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Per­sons of In­dian Ori­gin (GOPIO SL) re­cently hosted a ca­reer devel­op­ment sem­i­nar in Deraniya­gala, in the Ke­galle District.

The ob­jec­tive of this pro­gramme was to pro­vide the Ad­vanced Level stu­dents in the plan­ta­tion area schools the skills that will help them iden­tify their pro­fes­sional in­ter­ests and build self-con­fi­dence to act as guid­ance when they con­sider their ca­reer op­tions. Ap­prox­i­mately 300 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in this event. They rep­re­sented St. Mary’s Col­lege, Yatiyan­thota, Tamil Maha Vid­hyalaya, De­hiovita and Deraniya­gala Sri Kathire­san Maha Vid­hyalaya. GOPIO SL Pres­i­dent Kaushik Udeshi stressed the role of GOPIO SL in the ca­reer guid­ance drive.

“The or­gan­i­sa­tion has been as­sist­ing school leavers in job place­ments on a small scale thus far which is now be­ing ex­panded,” he said.

De­hiowita St. Marys Thamil Maha Vidyalaya Prin­ci­pal Udayaku­mar com­mended the GOPIO SL for host­ing the event in a large scale for the first time in its his­tory.

A ses­sion on lead­er­ship and char­ac­ter build­ing was con­ducted by Vi­rake­sari’s Senthilnathan, fol­lowed by mo­ti­va­tional speeches by At­tor­ney-at-law Gane­shara­jan, Con­sul­tant/ Trainer P. Suren­dran, Hat­ton Zonal Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fice As­sis­tant Direc­tor Ed­u­ca­tion Vis­vanathan Shan­thaku­mar and Ter­tiary and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion As­sis­tant Direc­tor Mathaan.

On the same day, a pre­sen­ta­tion of books and English train­ing man­u­als for young adults and chil­dren was ar­ranged by for­mer Par­lia­men­tar­ian and GOPIO SL Founder Pres­i­dent P.P De­varaj.

In ad­di­tion, De­varaj ex­plained GOPIO SL’S role in en­hanc­ing the teach­ing process of English in schools. Sec­ond Sec­re­tary Ramesh Iyer rep­re­sented the As­sis­tant High Com­mis­sion of In­dia in Kandy. Fur­ther­more, the book hand­ing cer­e­mony high­lighted how the In­dian High Com­mis­sion has been as­sist­ing to im­prove the over­all ap­pli­ca­tion of English teach­ing in schools.

GOPIO SL is a non-par­ti­san, sec­u­lar or­gan­i­sa­tion en­gaged in pro­mot­ing the well-be­ing of the peo­ple of In­dian ori­gin that in­volve in civic af­fairs and ser­vice to the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

GOPIO SL ca­reer guid­ance team

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