Vallipunam organisors urge UNICEF to ensure safe learning environment

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 August 2006, 06:13 GMT]
General Secretaries of Principals Association in Mullaithivu District and Kandavalai (Kilinochchi), representing the organisors of the Vallipunam residential training for schoolgirls, handed over an appeal on Friday to Ms. Penny Brune, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative in Kilinochchi, urging the International Community to take immediate steps to stop Sri Lankan armed forces attacks on Tamil educational institutions.

E. Selvanayagam, representing the Mullaithivu Principals Association and K. Maruthanayagam, representing Kandavalai Principals Association, in their appeal said the arragement was funded by Centre for Women's Development and Rehabilitation (CWDR).

The organisors also informed the UNICEF that they obtained support from Kilinochchi St. John's Ambulance to draw up the program and to provide trainers for the school camp.


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