TRO gives financial assistance to Trinco pre-school teachers

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 March 2004, 01:11 GMT]
Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) Tuesday inaugurated a scheme to provide monthly financial assistance to fifty-two pre-school teachers serving in the Trincomalee district, TRO officials said. Pre-schools in the northeast have been administered by the Pre-School Education Development Centre (PSEDC), which has its headquarters in Killinochchi.

TRO helps Trinco Preschool teachers
TRO Trincomalee district Director Mr.K.Mathavarajah lighting the traditional oil lamp
TRO Trincomalee district project officer Mr.V.Kalaivarnan presided. Ms Jeya Thambiah of the Provincial Ministry of Education who is in charge of the pre-school activities in the northeast participated as the chief guest.

TRO Trincomalee district Director Mr.K.Mathavarajah said with the assistance of the TRO Executive Director they had started a scheme to pay pre-school teachers in the Trincomalee district. These teachers upto now served without any payment. TRO Executive Director should be thanked for formulating a scheme to pay these teachers, Mr.Mathavarajah said.

TRO helps Trinco Preschool teachers
NE Provincial Education Ministry official Ms Jeya Thambiah who is in charge of pre-schools in the northeast is seen addressing
Ms Jeya Thambiah said 2783 pre-schools have been functioning in the northeast province with about 4800 teachers. About 73 thousand children have been attending these schools.

Majority of the pre-school teachers have not been paid. It is heartening to note that the Trincomalee TRO has taken steps to implement a payment scheme to pre-school teachers in the district.

She appealed to pre-school teachers to enhance their academic qualification to ensure their future in the profession.

Assistant Director of Education (Pre-schools) Mr.S.Thavanathan, TRO Thampalakamam co-ordinator Mr.Thirumalai and Mr. Kathirgamathamby of TRO also spoke.

Mr.S.Kumaragurparan, a director of the Trincomalee TRO inaugurated the payment scheme by handing over the first payment to pre-school teacher.

TRO helps Trinco Preschool teachers
Trincomalee TRO bBoard member Mr.Kumaragurubaran hands over the first payment to a pre-school teacher. Miss Nithiya Prabah, co-ordinator of pre-schools in Trincomalee is seen (extreme left)
TRO helps Trinco Preschool teachers
( L-R ) Mr.Kathirgamathamby, Mr.Nallasivan , Mr.Mathavarajah, Mr.Kalaivarnan( presiding), Ms Jeya Thambiah, Miss Nithiyaprabah and Assistant Director of Education Mr.Thavanathan are seen in the head table

TRO helps Trinco Preschool teachers
A section of Trincomalee pre-school teachers


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