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We are Elon University’s Periclean Scholars Class of 2011, a group of student leaders who are committed to raising Elon’s community level of civic engagement and social responsibility through global outreach and partnerships. Our country of focus is Sri Lanka.

Our purpose is to:

  • To foster a global partnership between Sri Lanka and the Elon University community
  • To expand public awareness amongst members of the Elon University community so as to promote understanding of Sri Lankan history and culture
  • To cultivate individual and interpersonal skills as Scholars that are able to transcend our experience as Pericleans

Our mission is to:

  • To develop sustainable relationships with schools in Sri Lanka by establishing an environmental education program within three rural Sri Lankan schools
  • To promote cultural competency and acceptance amongst the three distinct ethnic groups of Sri Lanka
  • To promote a sustainable relationship between Burlington, NC area schools and primary schools in Sri Lanka to promote both scientific and cultural learning exchanges
  • To establish lasting relationships amongst ourselves as Periclean Scholars

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