Total assisted – 4665 children
The intense conflict in Vanni region disrupted the education of thousands of children. The displaced included thousands of students, of who many were preparing to, take their O/L and A/L exams. UNICEF and national and local authorities pooled resources to enable the displaced students to continue their education by setting up temporary learning spaces and providing study materials. In spite of all hardship and their present conditions they wanted to continue their studies.
To encourage and strengthen the displaced students learning ability:
1019 school going students and 512 children (less than 5years) were provided with playing items, cloth items, exercise books, school bags and school hand work materials to carry out their education.
A total no of 1384 students at Vavuniya College of Education IDP camp and 250 students in Technical College in Pampamadu Camp were given with required number of exercise books and other stationary materials. This was funded by Good Neighbour International.
Play items, exercise books, bags and stationary items, past paper books and model exam papers of Grade 5, and G.C.E (A/L) were given to 1500 displaced students at Manik Farm Transitional Relief Villages and Jaffna Welfare Centers