About English Aid to Rural Sri Lanka:
My name is Samalya Thenuwara. I reside in the United States but consider my home to be Sri Lanka. I was born there, and I lived there 8 years until 2008 when I moved to Iowa (U.S.A.). I am now seventeen and I have lived in the U.S. for 9 years as well.
I am very lucky because while I am fluent in English I have also retained a lot of my Sinhalese. This is so because every single summer I return to Sri Lanka for 2-3 months.
I was 13 years old when I first started toying with the idea of teaching some type of class in Sri Lanka.