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The dynamic exchange between 15 male and 15 female students from Cardiff Metropolitan University, accompanied by 4 university officials, and the Sports Academy and OYOB Centre of Excellence in Seenigama, Sri Lanka, exemplified a rich tapestry of cross-cultural interaction. Engaged in spirited competition, the visiting teams from Cardiff embraced the ethos of sportsmanship, with the FOG Academy teams emerging triumphant.

 

 

Yet, it was the immersive experiences beyond the playing field that truly resonated. Interactions with the Lahiru Pre-School children and visits to the Finding Dreams Special Needs Unit offered poignant insights into community life. The students, numbering 30 in total, were profoundly moved by these encounters, fostering empathy and understanding.

 

 

A poignant moment underscored the spirit of generosity as one student independently donated tennis balls to Lahiru Pre-school, symbolizing the depth of connection forged during this exchange. At the helm of this transformative journey was Mr. Mohan Chandramohan, whose dedication facilitated this enriching cultural exchange.

 

 

In the convergence of sportsmanship, compassion, and cultural immersion, this exchange transcended numerical figures, leaving an enduring legacy of mutual enrichment and understanding for all participants.

 

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