School News

The official commencement of the bakery which was commissioned at the School for the Deaf Ratmalana, sponsored by the American centre of the US Embassy at a cost of Rs 1.3 Million, took place on the 24th of January 2014. This grant had been awarded under the Youth Empowerment Programme of the American Centre, on a proposal submitted.

The Director of the Press, Cultural and Educational affairs for the office of Public Diplomacy of the US Embassy Mr. Christopher Teal was present at the official opening. The programme assistant Ms. Samanthi de Costa and some of the Members of the Board of Trustees, of the Ceylon School for Deaf & Blind also graced this happy occasion.

Apart from the formal curriculum, a wide range of vocational activities such as Landscaping, Bridal Dressing, Mushroom cultivation, Computer Graphic Designing, wood work, sewing are being taught at the school and now Pastry and Bakery are added.

The proposed Pastry and Bakery course is a one year programme and at the inception 8-10 students who have finished their GCE Ordinary Level examination recently, were enrolled to the course. On the successful completion of the course, the National Vocational Qualification level 3, will be awarded to the participants.

The visitors were served with appetizing doughnuts, pastries and cakes just out of the oven, prepared by the little chefs of the School for the Deaf. Mr. Christopher Teal commented that the Doughnuts which was served were the best he had consumed in Sri Lanka.

The school hopes that the doors of the hospitality field would open wide, for these hearing impaired, but talented and creative students, when they complete this course successfully.