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AFS Asia KAKEHASHI +(plus) Program - Semi Final Selection Stage Update

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    The Semi Final Selection Stage of the AFS Asia KAKEHASHI +(plus) program was successfully held at Sputnik International Sri Lanka on the 23rd of July.

    In this stage, 12 talented contestants participated and faced various challenges within the given time frame. These challenges included a health check, a physical exam, a PowerPoint presentation, and a talent show.

    The participants showed great determination and skill throughout the event. They were evaluated by a panel of judges to determine their suitability for the AFS Asia KAKEHASHI +(plus) program.

We extend our appreciation to all the contestants for their efforts and enthusiasm during the selection process.

#AsiaKAKEHASHI #AFS #SputnikInternational #Japan #Japanese #Scholarship 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Farewell with a Purpose: GreenBird Trash Picking Event at Sputnik Japanese Campus

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    On July 20, 2023, something truly special took place at the Sputnik Japanese Campus - a heartwarming and environmentally conscious event that left us all inspired! The Rapid class batch 100, comprising 3 dedicated Japanese teachers and around 20 enthusiastic students, came together once again for the "GreenBird" trash picking event. But this time, there was an extraordinary twist - it was all in response to the students' own requests, as they decided to make their last day in the class truly memorable.

    In a world that often feels disconnected from nature, witnessing this incredible act of kindness and environmental stewardship was truly uplifting. As they bid farewell to their time in the class, these compassionate students showed that they cared not just about their memories but also about making a positive impact on the world around them.

    We commend the Rapid class batch 100 for their outstanding initiative and heartfelt dedication to environmental conservation. Their actions have inspired us all to take a step further in our own roles as guardians of Mother Earth. Let's follow their lead and continue to make a difference, one step at a time.

#GreenBird #SputnikInternational #SputnikSrilanka #Japan #JapaneseCampus 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

The right way to Japan. Sputnik Online Seminar 2023/07/30

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Sputnik Online Seminar 20230730

    ඔබගේ ජපන් සිිහිනය සැබෑවක් කිරිමේ අරමුණින්, ස්පුට්නික් ජපන් සරසවිය මගින් ඔබ සඳහාම පවත්වනු ලබන Online සම්මන්ත්‍රණය, ජූලි මස 30 දින ප.ව. 7:30 ට zoom තාක්‍ෂණය ඔස්සේ පැවැත්වෙන අතර සහබාගී වීමට අවැසි ඔබ, නම සහ ලිපිනය [ 071 524 0240 ] ට Whatsapp කරන්න. 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

White Canvas 2023 Workshop 

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White Canvas Workshop


    As an encouragement for the upcoming White Canvas Art Competition, we are hosting an White Canvas workshop on 29th of July for anyone who is interested in participating. Please use the link below and join our Whatsapp group before 26th.

[ https://chat.whatsapp.com/Ij0PhfVoyO03g9CKEBI8rX ]

Required Materials

◾A3 size paper
◾Drawing stand or holder / Drawing pins
◾Colors of any medium of your choice.

Place

Sputnik Japanese Campus
Negombo Road, Gepallawa, Uhumiya,
Kurunegala. 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Asia Kakehashi + Scholarship Program Interviews

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    On July 16, 2023, the Sputnik International AFS Office conducted interviews for the Asia Kakehashi + Scholarship Program. This program provides fully sponsored scholarships for four months in Japan, generously supported by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT).

    Students from various parts of Sri Lanka participated in the interviews, showcasing their commitment to pursuing an education in the Japanese language. The judging panel carefully evaluated their abilities through examinations designed for this purpose.

#AFS #AsiaKakehashi #AsiaKakehashiPlus #SputnikInternational #Scholarship #Japan 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

North West Province Job Promotion Program: Empowering Youth and Embracing Diversity

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    We had the privilege to participate in the North West Province Joint Vocational Guidance Job Promotion and Higher Education Program held in Galgamuwa constituency on July 8, 2023!

    Under the guidance of Governor Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, this program was a collaborative effort with Ministries, Affiliated Institutions, and Divisional Secretaries of the North West Provincial Council.

We were excited and happy to engage with numerous enthusiastic young individuals seeking employment opportunities.

What's more, Sputnik Japanese Campus had a captivating booth and showcased mesmerizing Japanese cultural items.

    A big shoutout to our dedicated team members, Mrs. Menaka Vajirani, Mrs. Shyamali Jayathilaka, Miss. Sarojani Dilanka,  Miss. Nisansala Weerasekera, and Miss. Dinithi Isanka Attulu, for representing our company at this event!

    වයඹ පළාත් ආණ්ඩූකාර ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මැතිතුමාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි වයඹ පළාත් සභාවේ සියලුම අමාත්‍යාංශ හා අනුබද්ධ ආයතන හා ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කාර්‍යාල සමග ඒකාබද්ධව මැතිවරණ කොට්ඨාස මට්ටමින් පැවත්වු වයඹ පළාත් ඒකාබද්ධ වුර්තීය මාර්ගෝපදේශ රැකියා ප්‍රවර්ධන හා උසස් අධයපන වැඩසටහන 2023 ජූලි මස 08 වන දින ගල්ගමුව යූ.බී. වන්නිනායක ජාතික පාසල් පරිශ්‍රයේදී පැවැත්විය. ගල්ගමුව මැතිවරණ කොට්ඨාසයේ රැකියා අපේක්ෂිත තරුණ තරුණියන් විශාල පිරිසක් සහභාගී විය. ස්පුට්නික් ජපන් සරසවියේ ද ප්‍රදර්ශන කුටියක් තිබූ අතර ජපන් සංස්කෘතික භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රදර්ශනයක් ද සිදු කරන ලදී . මේ සදහා අප ආයතනයේ මේනකා වජිරාණි, ශ්‍යාමලී ජයතිලක , සරෝජනී දිලංකා , නිසංසලා වීරසේකර හා දිනිති ඉසංකා ඇතුලු නිලධාරීන් සහභාගී විය. මෙම වැඩසටහනට ආරාධනා කල වයඹ පළාත් සභා නිලධාරීන්ට අපගේ හදපිරි ප්‍රණාමය.

#JobPromotion #HigherEducation #Sputnik #SputnikInternational #SputnikJapaneseCampus #Japan 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Awareness Program: Obtaining a Visa to Japan

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    The Udubaddawa Divisional Secretariat organized an insightful program on 30th May 2023 at the Divisional Secretariat Auditorium. We extend our gratitude to Mr. Kitsiri Tennakone, Mr. Yusuke Suzuki, Mrs. Menaka Vajirani, Mrs. Shyamali Jayathilaka, Mrs. Prasadi Ekanayake, and Miss Nisansala Weerasekera for participating. More than 150 young people attended. Thank you to the Divisional Secretary and staff for their efforts!

    උඩුබද්දාව ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කාර්‍යාලය විසින් සංවිධානය කරනු ලැබූ ජපානයට වීසා ලබා ගැනීම පිළිබඳ දැනුවත් කිරීමේ වැඩසටහනක් 2023 මැයි මස 30 වන දින ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කාර්‍යාල ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ දී පැවැත්විය. ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම්තුමිය ස්පුට්නික් ජපන් සරසවියට ඒ සදහා අරාධනා කල අතර එම වැඩසටහනට එක් එක් අංශ නියෝජනය කරමින් අප ආයතනයේ නිලධාරීන් සහභාගී විය.(කිත්සිරි තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා, යූසුකේ සුසුකි මහතා, මේනකා වජිරාණි මහත්මිය,ශ්‍යාමලී ජයතිලක මහත්මිය,ප්‍රසාදි ඒකනායක මහත්මිය සහ නිසංසලා වීරසේකර මෙනවිය සහභාගී විය). එම වැඩසටහනට උඩුබද්දාව තරුණ තරුණියන් 150ට අධික පිරිසක් සහභාගී විය.එම වැඩසටහන ආරාධනා කල ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම්තුමිය සහ කාර්‍යමණ්ඩලයට අපගේ හදපිරි ප්‍රණාමය.

#VisaToJapan #Sputnik #SputnikInternational #SputnikJapaneseCampus 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Danish Volunteer Family Bonds with Our Girls' Home!

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    Sharing the incredible experience we had with a Danish volunteer family! Their presence brought joy, volleyball training, and unforgettable memories to our girls. We're immensely grateful for their heartfelt contributions,

#SputnikGirlsHome #SputnikInternational  

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Food Festival Success!

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    We had another fantastic Food Festival today (2023/06/29)! This time, it was the Rapid 100 class who took center stage and actively participated in this mouthwatering event. With a total of 25 talented students and 3 dedicated teachers, the energy was through the roof!

    But that's not all—this time, we had the absolute honor of sharing this incredible experience with two extraordinary Japanese visitors, Kotani Nozomi and Koutaro Sakashita. They are currently on a mesmerizing world tour, and we were lucky enough to have them join us for the festivities!

    From delightful culinary creations to cultural exchanges, the Food Festival brought together diverse flavors and captivating stories. It was a true celebration of unity and deliciousness!

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, effort, and passion to make this event a success.

#FoodFestivalSuccess #Rapid100Class #CulinaryDelights #CulturalExchange #JapaneseVisitors #WorldTourAdventures #SputnikInternational #Sputnik 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

N3 / N2 Online Classes are starting...

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#058-0006-54 N2 N3 Online classes

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Sputnik Japanese Proficiency Test - SJPT

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📅 July 25th, 2023

    We are happy to announce the successful completion of the Sputnik Japanese Proficiency Test (SJPT) at Sputnik International Education Centre!

    Our dedicated students showcased their language skills and commitment to mastering Japanese during this highly anticipated event. We had three levels of Japanese language tests available: S5, S4, and S3, equivalent to JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) levels N5, N4, and N3.

The results were truly impressive! We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all our participants.

Here's a breakdown of the student numbers for each level:
- S5 Level: 47 students
- S4 Level: 12 students
- S3 Level: 8 students

    We are immensely proud of every single student who took part in the SJPT. Your hard work and dedication are truly inspiring, and we hope this experience has enriched your journey of learning Japanese.

    A heartfelt thank you goes out to our incredible team of teachers and staff who made this event possible. Your passion for teaching and support for our students are invaluable!

    Stay tuned for more updates and exciting news from Sputnik International Education Centre. Keep up the fantastic work, and let's continue on this amazing language-learning journey together!

#SJPT2023 #SputnikJapaneseProficiencyTest #LanguageLearning #JapaneseLanguage #SputnikEducationCentre #ProudTeachers #DedicatedStudents #SputnikInternational 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

"The Correct way to Japan" Online seminar - July 2nd.

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#058-0006-58 july 2nd seminar


    ඔබගේ ජපන් සිිහිනය සැබෑවක් කිරිමේ අරමුණින්, ස්පුට්නික් ජපන් සරසවිය මගින් ඔබ සඳහාම පවත්වනු ලබන Online සම්මන්ත්‍රණය, ජූලි මස 2 දින ප.ව. 7:00 ට zoom තාක්‍ෂණය ඔස්සේ පැවැත්වෙන අතර සහබාගී වීමට අවැසි ඔබ, නම සහ ලිපිනය [ 071 524 0240 ] ට Whatsapp කරන්න. 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

ASIA KAKEHASHI Project + (plus)

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AFS ASIA KAKEHASHI Project + (plus)

    We are thrilled to share the Asia Kakehashi Project +, brought to you by MEXT, Japan (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology)

4-MONTH FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Apply now and embark on an incredible journey of cultural exploration and friendship-building in Japan!

HURRY UP ! spaces are limited.

APPLY NOW - https://www.sputnik-international.org/afsasiakakehashiplus.html

#Sputnik #SputnikInternational #AFS #AsiaKakehashi #Scholarship #Japan 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Digicon6 - Informational Meeting (Online)

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Digicon6 - Informational Meeting (Online)

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Green Bird Trash Picking Event Soars High with the 100th Batch of Rapid Classes!

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    This is our proud announcement of the incredible success of our recent 'Green Bird' trash picking event, which took place on June 15th! What made this event even more remarkable was the participation of none other than the 100th batch of the Rapid classes.

    Witnessing the enthusiasm and inspiration exuding from both the teachers and students was truly a sight to behold. Together, we embarked on a mission to make a positive impact on our environment and help create a cleaner, greener world.

    With bags in hand, and determination in our hearts, we combed through the streets, parks, and surrounding areas, collecting trash and making sure it found its rightful place—recycling bins and garbage bags. Every piece picked up was a small victory, reminding us that collective efforts can bring about significant change.

    Let's continue spreading awareness and taking action to protect our precious Earth. Together, we can make a difference! Remember, every small step counts!

#GreenBirdEvent #Rapid100thBatch #TrashPicking #EnvironmentalPreservation #CleanerGreenerWorld #TeamEffort #YouthPower #Inspiration #MakingADifference 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Calling applicants for 2024 April intake for KAKE Universities in Japan

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2024 April Intake for KAKE Universities

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Poson Poya Day Dansala: A Remarkable Celebration!

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    We are delighted to share with you that the “Sputnik Sago Dansala” was held on June 3rd to commemorate Poson Poya Day, at Sputnik Japanese Campus!

    With the unwavering support of our dedicated staff members, teachers, and enthusiastic students, we crafted an unforgettable event filled with joy and compassion. The overwhelming turnout and enthusiastic participation truly warmed our hearts.

    The spirit of unity and generosity soared as we embraced the true essence of Poson Poya Day. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone who selflessly contributed their time, effort, and resources to make this event an extraordinary affair. Together, we created cherished memories and shared the blessings of this auspicious occasion.

    Let us continue nurturing the values of giving and kindness in our everyday lives, spreading happiness and compassion far and wide. We extend our deepest gratitude once again for making our Poson Poya Day Dansala an exceptional triumph!

#PosonPoyaDay #DansalaCelebration #SharingHappiness #UnityInCommunity #SagoInternationalEducationCentre 

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Especial online seminar for after O/L students

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Especial online seminar for after O/L students

@manojmalaka 202305241006

New Japanese N4 classes are starting…

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New Japanese N4 classes

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New Japanese N5 classes are starting…

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N5 Japanese classes are starting

@manojmalaka 202305241006

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers: Unleash Your Creativity at 25th Digicon 6 Short Film Contest!

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Digicon Asia 25th

@manojmalaka 202305241006

A heartfelt thank you to all the heroes who made our Blood Donation event a huge success!

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    We are immensely grateful to the approximately 100 donors who selflessly contributed to our cause. Your generosity has touched countless lives and made a positive difference.

    The atmosphere was filled with unity, compassion, and hope as people from all walks of life came together to save lives. Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers and medical professionals for their hard work and expertise.

    To our incredible donors, your willingness to give the gift of life is truly inspiring. You have made a lasting impact and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Together, we have shown the power of collective action. Let's continue to make a difference and create a brighter future.

Thank you once again for your support and commitment. We look forward to future endeavors.

#GiftOfLife #ThankYou #Generosity #BloodDonation #Gratitude #LifeSavers #Teamwork #Unity #SputnikInternationalSriLanka #Sputnik #SputnikInternational #CommunityService 

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AFS Japan & Global You Adventurer (GYA) is offering 5 Scholarship Places

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AFS GYA

Attention Teens (Aged 14-17)!

    Exciting News! Sputnik International, AFS Japan & Global You Adventurer (GYA) is offering 5 Scholarship Places for its renowned 5-week interactive online certificate program courtesy of The Morimura Houmeikai Foundation Japan!

    Join us on a thrilling journey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and personal growth. Gain valuable skills, expand your horizons, and connect with like-minded teens from around the world!

    Here's an incredible opportunity for you: Did you know that 6 out of the last 8 GYA Sri Lankan awardees have gone on to partake in educational programs to Japan? 🇯🇵 Imagine yourself exploring the wonders of Japan, learning from its rich heritage, and forging lifelong friendships.

Highlights of the GYA Program:

◾ Engaging and interactive online sessions
◾ Expert mentors guiding your learning journey
◾ Cross-cultural activities and virtual tours
◾ Access to a global community of young adventurers
◾ Certificate of completion to enhance your future endeavors

    Don't miss this chance to step into a world of possibilities! Apply for the GYA Scholarship today and unleash your true potential.

To apply,

visit our website at
https://www.sputnik-international.org/afsgya.html
and submit your application by 25th June 2023. Remember, only 5 lucky winners will receive the scholarship, so act fast!

    Share this post with your friends and spread the word about this incredible opportunity. Let's embark on an unforgettable adventure together!

#GYAScholarship #GlobalYouAdventurer #OnlineLearning #CulturalExchange #YouthEmpowerment #SputnikSriLanka #AFS

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Experience the Land of the Rising Sun with AFS!

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AFS Short term

LAST CALL

Attention all adventure-seekers! Sputnik is thrilled to announce our exclusive 1-month partial scholarship to Japan! Immerse yourself in the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and fascinating traditions of this incredible country. Prices starting at

But hurry, the clock is ticking! The deadline to apply for this life-changing opportunity is fast approaching: June 12th. Don't miss out on this chance to embark on a journey that will shape your future and broaden your horizons!

Places are filling up fast, so don't wait any longer! Apply now and seize the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary cultural exchange program.

Start your journey today by visiting our website and submitting your application. The adventure of a lifetime awaits!

https://sputnik-international.org/afs2023program.html

#AFS #ScholarshipOpportunity #JapanCalling #ApplyNow #DeadlineApproaching #Sputnik #Siec #JapaneseCampus #Kurunegala #VisitJapan #LearnJapanese 

KAKE International Japanese Speech Contest - 2023

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more information -
https://www.sputnik-international.org/oms/2023SpeechContest.pdf

KAKE International Japanese Speech Contest - 2023 #SputnikInternational @manojmalaka

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Test your Japanese Knowledge with SJPT !

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SJPT Exam #SputnikInternational @manojmalaka

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Unleash Creativity: Join Sputnik International's Art and Craft Class for Kids!

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Sputnik Art Class for Kids #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

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Sputnik International Blood Donation Event: Be a Lifesaver, Join Today!

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Sputnik Blood Donation Event #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

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White Canvas Painting Competition 2023🌏🎨🖌️

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White Canvas 2023 #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

For more information -
https://www.sputnik-international.org/whitecanvas.html
037-2226933 - Shyamali Jayathilaka (Event Coordinator) 

#WhiteCanvas #ArtCompetition #SputnikInternational

Celebrating 100 Rapid Japanese Classes: Unlocking the Path to Cultural Proficiency! 🎉🇯🇵

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Sputnik 100th class

    At Sputnik International Education Centre, we are proud to share a momentous milestone in our journey of fostering cross-cultural connections and empowering individuals through the beauty of the Japanese language. With great pride, we announce the successful start of our 100th Rapid Japanese Class! 🎉✨

    Since 2001, our center has been devoted to cultivating a deep understanding of the Japanese language, history, and culture. We firmly believe that linguistic fluency is not merely a skill but a gateway to endless career opportunities and personal growth. Our comprehensive curriculum goes beyond language instruction, as we nurture a holistic approach that embraces both historical and cultural education.

    Our Rapid Japanese Courses, introduced shortly after our inception, have become a cornerstone of our success. These intensive programs are designed to equip students with the necessary language skills in a shorter time frame, allowing them to quickly immerse themselves in Japanese society and thrive in their professional endeavors. It brings us immense joy to celebrate our 100th Rapid Japanese Class, a testament to our commitment to delivering top-quality education.

    As we celebrate our 100th Rapid Japanese Class, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated students, passionate instructors, and the entire Sputnik International Education Centre community. Together, we have created an environment of growth, cultural understanding, and lifelong connections.

    Whether you're a language enthusiast, a professional seeking new opportunities, or simply captivated by the allure of Japan, we invite you to embark on this extraordinary journey with us. Let us open the doors to a world brimming with knowledge, camaraderie, and endless possibilities. 🌍🌸

#SputnikIntlEducation #RapidJapaneseCourses #CulturalProficiency #LanguageJourney #JapaneseLanguageEducation 

🍽️ Delightful Success at the "Food Corner" Japanese Food Festival 🎉

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    Hey everyone! We are happy to announce that Sputnik Japanese Campus just had another successful "Food Corner" Japanese Food Festival on April 27, 2023! 🍜

    This time, we learned how to make the traditional Japanese dish "Yakisoba" with the help of our Japanese teachers. 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

    Our students and teachers worked together to cook up a storm while learning about the Japanese culture and customs when it comes to Japanese food. 🇯🇵 It was an amazing experience filled with laughter, fun, and of course, delicious food! 😄🍽️

Stay tuned for more exciting events like this in the future! ✨🌟

#SputnikJapaneseCampus #FoodCorner #JapaneseFoodFestival #Yakisoba #JapaneseCulture #LearnJapanese 

Sputnik International Sri Lanka goes green with Green Bird!

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    We hosted another successful Green Bird event on April 25th, with our students, teachers, and staff coming together to clean up the road near Sputnik Japanese Campus. We believe in the power of a clean environment to uplift our spirits and promote a healthy lifestyle. Thank you to all who joined us!

#GreenBirdSriLanka #CleanEnvironment #HealthyLifestyle #SputnikInternationalSriLanka 

AFS Intercultural Program,
Short-Term opportunities available.

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read moreAFS Intercultural Program (Short-Term)

AFS Year Program short-term

🙏 Thank You Miss Nakashima Satomi 🇯🇵

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    📅 On 4th April, Miss Nakashima Satomi volunteered at Sputnik International Education Centre for 3 days. She taught Japanese, exchanged cultures, and left a lasting impression on our students and staff. 💖

    🌟 Thank you, Miss Nakashima Satomi, for your contribution as a volunteer and for being a great human being. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope to welcome you back soon!

Sputnik International Sri Lanka 

🎉 Wishing you a prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year! 🌟🪔💐

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2023 Sinhala and Tamil New Year #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐄𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐧

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    We are proud to announce that five of our students have departed for Japan to pursue their dreams of higher education. Let us give a warm send-off to Manuvi Dinara, Chamitha Rashmika, Kavinda Ravishan, Sahan Hiroshi, and Shashikala Maduwanthi.

    Three of them will be attending the Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, while the remaining two will be studying at the Okayama University of Science. These are internationally recognized universities from the KAKE Educational Institution, and our students are fortunate to have been accepted into such prestigious institutions.

    As they embark on this new journey on April 1st, 2023, let us wish them the best of luck for their studies and their future in Japan. May they make the most of this opportunity to broaden their horizons and enrich their lives with new experiences and knowledge.

    Dear Manuvi Dinara, Chamitha Rashmika, Kavinda Ravishan, Sahan Hiroshi, and Shashikala Maduwanthi, we are proud of you and believe in your ability to excel in your studies. Keep your spirits high, work hard, and make us all proud.

Best of luck and much success for the future! 

🎉🌍 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐞-𝐒𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞! 🌍🎉

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    We are thrilled to announce that Anne-Sophie, a lovely Danish volunteer, has joined our community on March 27th. Her arrival brings us the chance to experience and enjoy the Danish culture, as well as enriching our cultural exchange program. Anne-Sophie will be staying with us for 11 weeks, giving us ample time to see and experience her side of the world.

    We believe that cultural exchange is essential for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, and we are excited to have Anne-Sophie here to share her unique perspectives and experiences with us. We hope that her stay with us will be as fulfilling for her as it will be for all of us.

    Let's all give a warm welcome to Anne-Sophie, and show her the kindness and hospitality that Sputnik International Education Centre is known for! 🤝🌟 #CulturalExchange #WelcometoSputnik #DanishCulture 

𝐌𝐫𝐬. 𝐌𝐢𝐳𝐮𝐤𝐨𝐬𝐡𝐢 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐊𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢 𝐀𝐅𝐒 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬!

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    9 months ago, 13 scholarship awardees embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Japan. Representing Sri Lanka to the finest levels, we are proud to welcome home the 5th batch of AFS Asia Kakehashi scholars at the graduation ceremony of Sputnik International Education Centre, these Kakehashi scholars were awarded their certificates as Asia Kakehashi AFS alumni by Mrs. Mariko Mizukoshi, the wife of His Excellency Mr. Hideaki Mizukoshi, the Ambassador to Japan in Sri Lanka. Mrs. Mizukoshi is also an AFS alumna who had her AFS experience in the US from 1979-1980.

1. Avishi Dewmini Ranasinghe
2. Binadi Inupama Aluthgedara
3. Binuthi Sahanya Withanage
4. Chadul Ayashan
5. Nethaya Vibhashi Peiris
6. Menath Binowin Perera
7. Minsandi Newanma Ariyawansha
8. Prashansa Medini Rupasinghe
9. Rathsara Ishadhi Wickramasinghe
10. Sathushmi Nethara Ariyadasa
11. Sudamthi Isadima Jayasekara
12. Rusiru Sathruwan Mudalige
13. Thishika Sanujaya Bandara Dissanayaka

    Having been selected from hundreds of candidates, these amazing students are now part of the AFS family and culture! Not only have they made their families proud, all of us at Sputnik International would like to extend our praise for their dedication and commitment. 

𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝

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    Sputnik International Education Center was established in the year 2001 from the scratch. It has been 22 years and Sputnik has grown to an adult now.

    The word Sputnik is derived from the name of the first satellite meaning “Traveling Companion” or “Fellow Traveler”. Traveling Companion Award is presented to personalities who travel together with Sputnik International and contribute towards achieving it's vision “International cooperation through the exchange of education and culture”.

    Sputnik rewarded “The Traveling Companion Award” to two personalities who have helped Sputnik International Education Centre continuously all by means of their time, efforts, knowledge and professionalism.

    Firstly, Mr. P. K. Ratnayake who has been a gesture of generosity at all times of Sputnik.

    Secondly, Mr. Kithsiri Tennakoon who has been a tremendous foundation to sputnik and its vision with his boundless sacrifices for the upbringing of Sputnik.

    Mr. P. K. Rathnayake and Mr. Kithsiri Tennakoon were rewarded with the “Traveling Companion Award” by His Excellency Mr. Hideaki Mizukoshi, the Ambassador to Japan in Sri Lanka at the Graduation Ceremony of Sputnik International Education Centre.

Congratulations to all !! 

Sahan, Sachini and Dewanthi win the Sputnik’s Most Outstanding Student Awards

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    Sputnik nominates 3 students for the most outstanding Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. The minimum standard to apply for the award is the Level 3 of Japanese Language proficiency. In addition, their contribution towards the promotion of Japanese education and culture, and the voluntary involvement in the aspects of institutional and social responsibilities are highly considered.

Gold Medalist: Sahan Hiroshi Wickramasundara
    Sahan has achieved the Advanced Higher Diploma in Japanese language and has “A” passes for both JLPT and NAT level 1 Japanese proficiency tests.
    Level 1 is considered as the highest level of Japanese Language proficiency that a foreign student can achieve. Furthermore, Sahan won the 2nd Place of the Kake Gakuen Challenge Cup International Japanese Speech Competition held in Okayama, Japan. His voluntary contribution as the MC of the Japanese Speech Competition for three consecutive years has undoubtedly helped to promote the Japanese Education in Sri Lanka. During his candidature at Sputnik Japanese Campus, Sahan successfully completed the Kake Global Education Program (correspondence) at Namiki Gakuen High School and achieved the Japanese High School Diploma certificate. His extraordinary achievements have been highly considered and has been awarded a scholarship to follow his first degree in Management Studies at the Okayama University of Science from April 2023.

Silver Medalist: Sachini Dissanayake
    Sachini has achieved the Advanced Diploma in Japanese language and has “A” pass for level 2 of Japanese language proficiency test.
    Furthermore, Sachini won the Asia Kakehashi AFS scholarship to Japan being selected among the best 8 students. Her voluntary contribution as the coordinator to hold online webinars is highly admirable and has helped much to inculcate friendly relations among Japanese and Sri Lankan students. Sachini intends to apply the Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts and follow her first degree in Risk and Crisis Management.

Bronze Medalist: Dewanthi Dhananjana Supathmi Senarath
    Dewanthi has achieved the Diploma in Japanese language and has “A” pass for level 3 of Japanese language proficiency test. She has successfully completed the Japanese language teacher training course and technical intern training programs. Her devotion as an assistant trainer for the SSW training program and the dedication in participating Greenbird and other voluntary activities are admirable.

Congratulations to all the award winning students! 

Warm wishes to our new AFS Program 2023 scholars in Japan! 🌟🇯🇵

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🌟 A warm congratulations and best wishes to Methmi Mandara, Hasali Sahanya, and Bhakthi Pabasara for safely landing in Japan on March 22nd as part of the AFS Program 2023 scholarship! 🇯🇵

    We are thrilled that these talented students from Sri Lanka will have the opportunity to explore a new culture, make new friends, and gain valuable intercultural experiences. We wish them all the best as they embark on this exciting journey and hope that they have a wonderful time in Japan, filled with unforgettable experiences and memories.

    We can't wait to hear about their adventures and see the positive impact that this program will have on their lives. Safe travels and enjoy your time in Japan, Methmi, Hasali, and Bhakthi! 🎉🎊🎈

#AFSProgram2023 #SputnikInternationalEducationCentre #Japan #InterculturalExchange 

His Excellency, The Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, graces Sputnik International Education Centre's Graduation Ceremony

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    We at Sputnik International Education Centre are honored and privileged to have hosted our recent graduation ceremony on March 16th, which was graced by the presence of distinguished guests, including His Excellency Mr. Hideaki Mizukoshi, the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, and Mrs. Mariko Mizukoshi, along with other notable dignitaries.

    The event was a resounding success, and we are proud to have had the opportunity to recognize the achievements of our students, who have worked tirelessly to reach their academic goals. It was truly a day of celebration and joy, and we are grateful for the support and encouragement we received from all our guests.

    We cannot emphasize enough the rarity and importance of having His Excellency Mr. Hideaki Mizukoshi visit a private institute’s awarding ceremony. It is a testament to the high regard in which our institution is held and the quality of education that we provide. We are deeply grateful for his presence and the words of encouragement he shared with our graduates.

    We would also like to express our gratitude to all the other distinguished guests, including university professors, lecturers, principals, teachers, award winners, parents, and other dignitaries, who graced the occasion with their presence.

    We would like to extend our congratulations to all our award winners, including the Asia Kakehashi AFS Returnees, AFS Year Program Scholars, Annual Speech Competition Winners, Annual Essay Competition Winners, Preliminary Diploma Awardees, Intermediate Diploma Awardees (Japanese Level 4), Diploma Awardees (Japanese Level 3), Advanced Diploma Awardees (Japanese Level 2), Advanced Higher Diploma Awardees (Japanese Level 1), and Diploma in Teaching Japanese Awardees. Your achievements are a testament to your hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence, and we are proud of you.

    In closing, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who made this event possible. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence are an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to continuing our journey towards academic excellence and success.

Sputnik International Education Centre 

Sputnik International Celebrates 75th Independence Day with Planting Trees

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    The staff and the students of 𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐉𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐬 marked the 𝟕𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲 in a unique and meaningful way by 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟏𝟎 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬 on the premises. The event was aimed at celebrating the nation's freedom while also promoting environmental sustainability.

AFS Intercultural Program,
long-term opportunities available.

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for more information -  ' AFS Programs 2023 '

AFS Programs (France)

"22 Years of Success: A Celebration of Achievement"

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    On January 9th, a special event was held at 𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞, to celebrate the 𝟐𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 of a significant milestone or achievement. The event was attended by many people who were excited to mark the occasion and look back on the past 22 years.

    The event was filled with celebration and joy, as attendees reminisced about the past and looked forward to the future. There were speeches from important figures, as well as performances and activities for people to enjoy.

    Another memorable moment was the presentation of awards to individuals and groups who had made significant contributions to the milestone being celebrated. These awards were a way to recognize and honor the hard work and dedication of those who had played a key role in the achievement being recognized.

    The event was a great success, and it was clear that the milestone being celebrated was important to many people. Attendees left the event feeling happy, inspired, and looking forward to continuing their support to our organization.

AFS Intercultural Program,
short-term opportunities available.

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more info ' AFS 2023 '

AFS 2023 ST #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

Through the partnership of JICA-Dialog, The FIFA World Cup 2022 Group stage game of Japan vs Costa Rica was screened live at the Sputnik International Education Centre

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    The event was conducted at 𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞 on 27th of November 2022. Students from the Sputnik Japanese Campus, girls from the Sputnik Girls’ Home, Sputnik staff members and guests participated and enjoyed the excitement of the game. Before the game started, volunteers from the 𝐉𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 (𝐉𝐎𝐂𝐕) educated everyone about Japanese culture and their work in Sri Lanka. Mainly about supporting environmental education, welfare in Sri Lanka. Dr. Eshantha Ariyadasa, Director General of Sputnik and Mr. Yoshida Kentaro, Senior Representative of JICA Sri Lanka were among the guests who joined the event.

Award Ceremonies of Both the WHITE CANVAS, and the DigiCon6 ASIA were successfully conducted at BLUE SKY Hotel, Kurunegala

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    Awarding ceremonies of both the 𝐖𝐇𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐍𝐕𝐀𝐒 art competition 2021,2022 which is sponsored by 𝐄𝐂𝐅(𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧) japan and organized by SPUTNIK International Sri Lanka Organization, and the 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐂𝐨𝐧𝟔 𝐀𝐒𝐈𝐀 short film competition 2021,2022 which is sponsored by 𝐓𝐁𝐒(𝐓𝐨𝐤𝐲𝐨 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦) japan and organized by Emotion Art Company with the collaboration of SPUTNIK International Sri Lanka Organization were conducted at the BLUE SKY Hotel premises in Kurunegala 5th of December.

more info-
WHITE CANVAS
DigiCon6

Interviews for the AFS scholarship program were successfully conducted at Sputnik International

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    Interviews were conducted on the 24th and 27th of last month (2022/10) to select the students who are eligible to be awarded scholarships for the year 2023/24 in the Japanese scholarship program organized by 𝐀𝐅𝐒 (𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐅𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞). Due to a large number of applicants applying for this scholarship program, interviews were conducted over two days. In which students and parents were treated to a presentation to learn the invaluable history of AFS and what it has to offer. All of us at Sputnik are happy that such a large number of people applied for this exciting opportunity as it shows the continued ambition of students and their parents to thrive to be the best and show the world what Sri Lanka has to offer. 

The Sputnik Bright Library-Kanumale Branch is opened for the public.

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    The 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡 of the 𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲, which was established at the Sputnik Girls’ Home premises was ceremoniously opened for the residents of Kanumale and neighboring villages on the 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐.
    On the very first day, 22 children and 2 adults applied for the membership. This library has a reference section and a lending section. The members who borrow books from this library, can return those to the library at Gepallawa. Which is situated at the Sputnik Japanese Campus premises. The sole purpose of the Bright Library is to create and promote the reading interest of Sri Lankans. 

AFS Year Program 2023 is here...!

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for more information - https://www.sputnik-international.org/afsyear2023.html

AFS Year Program 2023 #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

AFS Year Program 2023 is here...!

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AFS Year Program #sputnikinternational @manojmalaka

Inauguration of Sputnik Bright Library at Sputnik Girls' Home premises 

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    The newly built Library building which is located at the Sputnik Girls' Home Premises was inaugurated by Mrs. Muzukoshi Mariko, on the 18th of August 2022. Mrs. Muzukoshi Mariko is a former AFS Scholarship holder to America from Japan and presently the chairman of Spouses Association of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka. The Japanese Embassy’s Spouses Association donated LKR 100,000.00 to the Sputnik Girls’ Home on the 14th of March 2022.

    Furthermore, we are very much thankful for the financial sponsorship worth LKR 100,000.00 from Mrs. Elizabeth Yancy and Mrs. Loré Knight Mahon from the USA to purchase books and toys for the Sputnik Girls Home library.

    Flemington Rotary Club in Melbourne donated thousands of children's story books in 2017 and financial sponsorship of LKR 200,000.00 to purchase bookshelves required for the new library. The key person who paved way to actualize the dream of the establishing library building was His Excellency Sanjeew Gunasekara the Ambassador of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan. His generous Contribution of LKR One Million and the support of all the other well-wishers are gratefully acknowledged. Thank You!

    We hope to open this Library for the use of both children and adults of the villagers around Sputnik Girls’ Home in the near future. 

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