NECORD to provide more funds for NE development

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 November 2003, 15:25 GMT]
The Project Director of the North East Community Organization for Restoration Development (NECORD), Mr.T.Lankaneson, addressing a gathering at the opening of a new two-storey building at the Jeyanthipura Sinhala Vidiyalaym in the Kanthalai education zone in the Trincomalee district, Monday evening, said that NECORD would spend more money next year for the development of education in rural and difficult areas in the northeastern province.

"NECORD has upto now spent nearly four thousand million rupees for the development of war ravaged province. It would be increased to nearly nine thousand million rupees next year," he said.

The Government Agent of the Trincomalee district, Mr. Gamini Rodrigo, and the GTZ-NECORD Trincomalee team leader, Mr.Ingo Guhr, jointly declared open the new two-storey building.

Mr. Rodrigo thereafter unveiled the plaque of the building. The construction of the new building included urinals and latrines to provide accommodation for five class rooms, administration room, staff room, musical room and sanitary facilities to provide better teaching and learning activities constructed at a cost of nearly 4.005 million rupees.

NECORD helps Sinhala School
Government Agent Mr.Gamini Rodrigo and GTZ-NECORD Trinco team leadr Mr.Ingo Guhr jointly cutting the ribbon

Jeyanthipura School is situated in Jeyanthipura village, which is a new settlement under the state aided colonization scheme in the Kantalai divisional secretariat division. About seven hundred families, majority of them from the major community, are living in Jeyanthipura and its surrounding villages. There are about five hundred students studying in the school. Three classes had been functioning in a temporary shed and one class was functioning under a tree, sources said.

According to a survey conducted by the education authorities most of the poor children in the village do not attend classes due to lack of accommodation in the school, sources said.

GTZ-NECORD Trincomalee tem leader Mr. Guhr and NECORD Deputy Project Director Mr.R., Umakanthan also spoke. Education officials also attended the school.

NECORD helps Sinhala School
(From left to right ) After unveiling the plaque of the new school building, Government Agent Mr.Rodrigo is seen with NECORD Project Director Mr.Lankaneson, Deputy Project Director Mr.Umakanthan, GTZ-NECORD Trinco team leader Mr.Ingo Guhr and School Construction Engineer Mr.Perasiriyan.


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