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.
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 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.
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.
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
Rev. Fr. Sameera Damith Fonseka
Director St. Vincent's Technical School
Mr. Anthony Coorey
Experienced Senior Instructor in House hold and Industrial Electrician
Mr. Anesly Senarath
Mr. Hiran Coorey
Experienced Instructor in Automobile Mechanic
Senior Theory instructor Automobile Mechanic
Experienced Instructor in Wood Crafting and House Carpentry
Experienced Instructor in Electric and Gas Welding Mechanism
Experienced Language Teacher in Sihalese
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
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Send us an e-mail on the e-mail address mentioned here
Visit us in the mentioned address and gogle maps location
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Photo caption: Lively lake inside the school premises
St. Vincent's Technical School
Maggona, Sri Lanka
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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.