St. Vincent's Technical School and Home, Maggona, Sri Lanka, is an Institute for under privileged children, founded in 1881 by the Oblate missionary Priests as the first Social Service Institute to be established in Sri Lanka. To provide guidance and training to these children, St Vincent's Home is managed by resident Priests & Brothers of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).
 
The Institute provides education, clothing, medical, board & lodging.  Some of the children are orphans, while some are abandoned by their families due to financial or personal reasons, children living in difficult circumstances in their homes, some traumatised and unmanageable at home due to socio/economic reasons. The children are sent here by the Department of Probation & Child Care and the Juvenile Courts of Sri Lanka.  We have a Technical/Vocational Training School and courses are conducted in printing, carpentry, welding, automobile mechanism, electrical maintenance, to name a few.
 
The aim of St. Vincent's Home is to protect, educate and train the children and adolescents in Life-Affirming Activities & that they will be able to help our country and help our communities to flourish and be responsible citizens of Sri Lanka. 

What we do...

For the greater glory of God.
Personality Building
A good personality plays a key role in helping our yougsters develop a career thereby enabling them to reach high levels in the society.
Personal attention by our trained staff to each child in our facility in a deeply religious and calming atmosphere helps them reach this goal.
Education
Education is a right to any individual. But the reality is that many individuals in this world are deprived of it. A good education helps propel a person through life.
Our trained teachers equipped with specialised skills to handle the unique needs of our students has already developed great individuals to the society.
Vocational Training
Engaging in a good and responsible profession enables an individual reach self-actualisation.
Our trained and dedicated staff combined with the training facilities and equipment provides the correct track to reach this goal.
Work Experience
Trial of the education and vocational training completes an individual's preparation for a career.
We have already produced goods in our workshops which has a commercial potential. The Products are also utilized by whole of our institute at large.
We as to get a site knowledge of their career recruit jobs from out sources and produce the products.

A HAND TO STAND...

 

The Technical School

St Vincents Technical School Sri Lanka conducts training programmes in carpentry, printing, welding, automobile and electrical maintenance and plumbing.  These students are young adults and school drop-outs and most of them come from poor or low-income families and some of the students are sent here by the Juvenile Courts.  On completion of the course and based on grades obtained, they are awarded certificates by the Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission which is the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Certificates

Vocational Training

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Rev. Fr. Sameera Damith Fonseka

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Director St. Vincent's Technical School

Mr. Anthony Coorey

Mr. Anthony Coorey

Experienced Senior Instructor in House hold and Industrial Electrician

Mr. Anesly Senarath

Mr. Anesly Senarath

Mr. Hiran Coorey

Mr. Hiran Coorey

Experienced Instructor in Automobile Mechanic

Mr Somapala

Mr Somapala

Senior Theory instructor Automobile Mechanic

Mr. Shirantha

Mr. Shirantha

Experienced Instructor in Wood Crafting and House Carpentry

Mr. Asanga

Mr. Asanga

Experienced Instructor in Electric and Gas Welding Mechanism

Mrs. Claudia

Mrs. Claudia

Experienced Language Teacher in Sihalese

Our History...

 
 
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Classroom

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Start point of the road

Start point of the road

Dharmarathne Janapadaya road

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Lama Jesu Home

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GET IN TOUCH...

SVTS operates with funding it receives from it's generous community of donors and well wishers. Without your support it will be challenging to continue this worthy cause.
 
We always appreciate your support. So if you are hoping to do so below are some suggestions
  • Donate in the form of a general monetary value
  • Select the financial needs for one or more individuals in the school
  • Donate in the form of equipment needed for the training facilities and workshops
  • Donate for the upkeep of the facility
 
 Here are some further suggestions to send your donation to us
  • You can use the donate button below to do a secure transaction
  • Send us an e-mail on the e-mail address mentioned here
  • Visit us in the mentioned address and gogle maps location
  • You can leave your contact details or even be anonymous if you like to

Photo caption: Lively lake inside the school premises

Address:

St. Vincent's Technical School

Maggona, Sri Lanka

Telephone:

+94-718108560

Donate instantly (secure):

We humbly accept your donations for the welfare of our children...........

 

Our Staff...

Photo Caption: From left to right, bottom row, Rev. Fr. Sameera Fonseka, Rev. Fr. Dilan

St. Vincent's Home was founded by Rev. Fr. Luigi Peceinnellei in 1881. With the arrival of OMI priests in 1883 Rev. Fr. Bonjean OMI became the Archbishop of Colombo.

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