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. Technical School and its residence is run as one of the missions of St Vincent's Home which is managed by resident Priests & Brothers of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).
The Institute provides a loving home, spiritual care, health care, education, and full support for wellbeing . 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 traumatized and unmanageable at home due to temperament reasons. The children are sent here by the Department of Probation and the Juvenile Courts of Sri Lanka. We have a Technical/Vocational Training School and courses are conducted in Carpentry, Welding & Lathe Mechanic, Automobile Mechanism, Building & Industrial Electrician and Air Condition & Refrigeration.
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 - Healing
A good personality plays a key role in helping our youngsters 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.
Support with psychological counselling and therapy is required for the children who are overwhelmed by loses and hurts.
Education is a right to any individual. But the reality is that many children are deprived of when they are recruited. A good education helps propel a person through life.
Our program has both Sinhala and English Language courses to literate the children as a necessity.
Our zealous and dedicated teachers equipped with specialized 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-actualization.
Our trained and dedicated staff combined with the training facilities and equipment provides the motivation and training to reach this goal.
Qualifications make a person important and availability as an apprentice in vocation adds value and dignity. Trained technicians gain public recognition and a demand of their service.
Trial of the education and vocational training completes an individual's preparation for a career. On the job training and producing various commercial goods adds value to the trainee.
We have already produced services inhouse and outside work sites and commercial items in our workshops.
A HAND TO STAND...
The Technical School
St. Vincent's Technical School Sri Lanka conducts certificate courses in carpentry, welding, automobile and electrical maintenance and plumbing. These students are youth 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
Experienced Instructor in Electric and Gas Welding Mechanism
Protection in god's hand
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.
Below are some suggestions
1. Donate funds for a meal- SLR 10,000.00 per day. (35 heads are fed)
2. Donate a child - SLR 10,000.00 per month. (30 Children at present)
3. Donate in the form of equipment needed for the training facilities and workshops (Consult Fr. Director in charge)
4. Donate for the upkeep of the facility. (Renovation)
5. Donate with sports equipment. (Volley Ball, Foot Ball, Cricket, Basket Ball, Sports Shoes)
6. Donate a computer equipment. (Internet supported self-education)
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St. Vincent's Technical School
Maggona, Sri Lanka
Bank Account: Hatton National Bank
Holder : St. Vincent's Technical School
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Photo caption: Lively lake inside the school premises
We humbly accept your donations for the welfare of our children...........
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.