Reconstructing Schools for Sri Lankan Youth



RI is renovating Sri Lankan schools that were damaged or destroyed by the tsunami in order to help the local youth return to their education, which is invaluable to thier growth and return to normalcy

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The devastating tsunamis of Dec 2004 hit the coast of Sri Lanka - killing thousands of people, washing homes out to sea, & destroying dozens of schools in the process. Yet Sri Lanka's youth need to continue learning as part of the country's long process to recovery. The renovation of these schools serve to resume the education of students affected by the tsunamis while providing them with a global education to heal the region.

How will this project solve this problem?

RI is refurbishing schools in Sri Lanka for tsunami-affected youth by securing new walls, building new roofs, upgrading sanitation services, weatherproofing the structures, & furnishing them with school supplies such as desks & chalkboards.

Potential Long Term Impact

Expansions of the school's buildings allow the schools to accommodate two more classrooms (from 6 to 8) & increased the total floor area by 50%. Classrooms are now weatherproof for the rain with clean sanitation facilities for students to use.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $353

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $353 .  The original project funding goal was $32,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $353 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Relief International - Schools Online

Redwood Shores, California, United States

Project Leader

Belma Ejupovic

Program Officer
Los Angeles, CA United States

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