FORMER PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
‘The 21st century poses many challenges and opportunities for our nation and the world. As our next generation of leaders, you will have responsibilities in determining how these issues are addressed.
I commend you for taking the initiative to prepare for these future challenges by examining firsthand how our democratic process works.
As you meet with people in government, the military, media and business, you can gain a deeper understanding of how public policy and law are shaped in America. These experiences should prove both informative and inspirational as you go on to pursue careers or other opportunities in public and community service. The Presidential Classroom program will help you develop the knowledge, skills and wisdom you will need to guide our world to a brighter tomorrow.’
George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
‘Presidential Classroom provides an important and exciting Congress, their classroom is America’s capital itself, and their degree in as understanding of the great challenges and even greater responsibilities that go hand in hand with public trust.
When I was in high school, I participated in a similar program and it was my great privilege to meet President Kennedy at the White house. I’ll remember that meeting the rest of my life.
Providing young Americans with the inspiration and dedication to become tomorrow’s leaders is Presidential Classroom’s Mission, and it’s an endeavor worthy of all our support.’
Former President of the United States of America
Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ratnasiri Wickremanayake in conversation with Ananda Rajapakse during a visit to Prime Ministers Office in Colombo in July 2007.
Presidential Classroom Inc. South Asia Representative, Ananda Rajapakse with Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to USA, Excellency Davinda Subasinghe, Ms. Ginger King the Dean and Chief Operating Officer and Hon. Jack Buchanan former Congressman and President of Presidential Classroom Inc. pose after the March 2003 graduation.
Former Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of USA in Colombo Jim Moore in conversation with Ananda Rajapakse during his visit to the US Embassy in Colombo in July 2007.
Former Prime Minister and present leader of the opposition party of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe is seen greeting Ananda Rajapakse the organizer of the Future World Leaders Summit before the commencement of the meeting at Temple Trees on 16th June 2003.
Rajapakse introduced the Future World Leaders Summit Program to Sri Lanka in the year 2000 and since then over 100 Sri Lankan student leaders from over 25 schools have attended the summit and 41 of them have obtained scholarships and entered universities in America, UK and Australia. The Prime Minister commended Rajapakse for this pioneering effort to provide a well-planned long term International Leadership Development Program for Sri Lankan teenagers.
Former US Consular and Visa officer of the American Embassy, Phillip Cargills, in conversation with Ananda Rajapakse, South Asia Representative and Rochelle Melder, Sri Lanka Delegation Manager of Presidential Classroom Inc. at the American Embassy in Colombo in July 2007.
Ananda Rajapakse of Sri Lanka received “The Presidential Classroom 2003 Award of Leadership Excellence” from Hon.Jack Buechner, Retd.US Congressman and President/ CEO of Presidential Classroom Inc USA ,for interviwing and enrolling the highest number of students from Asia to participate in the Future World Leaders Summit in the past four years.