Teaching the poor in Sri Lanka: an interdisciplinary approach
Published in TC Today - Volume 32, No. 2
So, as a member of the De La Salle Brothers Roman Catholic order, Brother Emmanuel established Lasallian Community Education Services in
With the assistance of other education professionals, Brother Emmanuel has been addressing the severe dropout rate prevalent in the city’s slums by creating interdisciplinary programs.
In addition to teaching academics, he advocates job training, health and nutrition advising and environmental awareness. These services are available for men and women of all ages and promote racial and religious harmony in keeping with the order, which was founded more than 300 years ago by the French priest St. John Baptiste de La Salle. Today, the order operates schools in more than 82 countries.previous page