“I still look back at my initial experience of volunteering with Samutthāna/UK-SLTG as on eof the most fulfilling and heart-warming experiences in my career. I feel I gained far more from the experience than I could ever hope to offer and also found a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge. This transfer of skills and knowledge is what makes the experience so rewarding. I was inspired by the impact of dedicated individuals and organizations I met during my time in Sri Lanka as well as the far-reaching work of Samutthāna.
My ongoing commitment to the UK-SLTG of course stems from my commitment Samutthāna. It is hard to describe Samutthānaas as it is such a special organization, an energetic warm hub where mental health knowledge and skills can be shared. Simply put, Samutthāna is my Sri Lankan home and Samutthāna team are my Sri Lankan family. Since my initial visit, it has been exciting to see Samutthāna grow and develop new projects. The number of qualified psychologists in the country has more than doubled and a key reason for this is the development of the MPhil course of which UKSLTG was instrumental in setting up and Samutthāna volunteers have provided ongoing support to help provide training on the course.”