Aussie children donate play equipment to Mullaitivu school
[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 August 2005, 11:46 GMT]
A children's play ground facility built from donations of children from Hamilton and Alexandra school in Victoria, Australia was opened at the Sinnathamby Pre School in Oddusuddan Tuesday at 10am by The Economic Consulty House (TECH), a Sri Lanka Government registered NGO operating primarily in the NorthEast, sources in Mullaitivu said.
Mullaitivu district co-ordinator for TECH, V Vimalendran presided the opening event. Representative of TECH in France, Mr "Baby" lit the flame of sacrifice and Oddusuddan Head of LTTE Political Wing Mr Thamilarasan hoisted the Tamil eelam flag.
Australia TECH representative Mr Shankumar unveiled the name plate. The children of the school were then introduced to the equipment in the play area.
Speakers at the event praised the Australian children for taking an interest to help children in Mullaitivu district who are affected by war and spend their school days exposed to very basic play equipment and facilities. "This facility is will greatly help in facilitating children to spend quality time in interacting with other children and physically applying themselves. This exposure will create addtional enthusiasm for their school work," Sunderamoorthy, Director of TECH told the well wishers assembled at the ceremony.
TECH also donated a Solar Home System (SHS) to the Principal of the Sinnathamby Pre-School to allow students and teachers to organize evening classes.