With the advent of the new academic year, Amisewaka-DLCC staff have begun recruiting new students for the Second Batch of 2023. Prospective students have shown great enthusiasm, having witnessed the success of the first Batch, who are all happily interning at starred establishments. To select the most suitable candidates, we conducted three rounds of interviews until March 2023, during which 57 prospective students were interviewed.
Following the written test and interview process, we proceeded with home visits as part of our selection process. The main aim of these visits was to evaluate the level of motivation of the family or guardian to support the prospective student’s studies at Amisewaka and collect data on their financial situation. By understanding their level of poverty, we can then determine the amount of subsidy each student will receive.
In the second week of March 2023, we initiated the first round of home visits, during which we visited 20 prospective students. The terrain to reach some of their homes proved to be challenging, with some residing in homes with complicated and narrow access. During one of our visits, we encountered a candidate who lived in conditions of extreme poverty, with only dried coconut leaves covering the dirt floor, and lacking a proper bathroom.
The second round of home visits is scheduled for April and will continue until we reach our target. This year, we aim to recruit 175 new students, with 125 students to be enrolled in the first semester beginning in July, and the remaining 50 students in the second semester commencing in January 2024.
Following the home visits, the entire management and staff of Amisewaka-DLCC convened a meeting to evaluate the data collected and determine the eligibility of the candidates for admission. The meeting also aimed to determine the amount of subsidy that each candidate would receive. It was an exhaustive and time-consuming process for the team in charge, but their dedication paid off, given the high interest shown by most of the candidates to join Amisewaka-DLCC. We hope that these new students will flourish and excel in their academic pursuits within the Amisewaka-DLCC community.