Education of Tamil War Affected Students

by NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOUNDED, WIDOWED AND ORPHANS OF WAR, INC.
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Summary

Tamil community in North and East of Sri Lanka was left with empty hands at the end of civil war. Needs of the community is much higher than the resources available. Most of the affected students found to be from women-headed families struggling to survive and educate their children. We have identified eligible university and grade school students to receive supplemental education funds and attend leaders of tomorrow workshops organized by NOW-WOW
$13,500
total goal
$6,312
remaining
77
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

The civil war in Sri Lanka ended on May 2009 with hundreds of thousands of people became refugees and destitute, and need help to rebuild their lives. All of these war victims were long-term residents of the North and/or East of Sri Lanka and and are exclusively from the Tamil community. Most of the families in Mullaithivu - between 80,000 and 100, 0000 - found to be women-headed families. Due to poverty these women are unable to educate their children and rely on their labor to support family.

Solution

We have setup scholarship funds that would be disbursed to the needy upon meeting our eligibility criteria. This financial help will ease the economic burden and prevent child labor that they are forced to perform instead of going to school or staying at the university. This fund will also motivate them to continue education and thereby ensure the educational and economic future of the Tamil community as a whole is protected. The leaders of tomorrow workshops will further help them.

Long-Term Impact

This project will uplift the war-affected Tamil students and parents, particularly the single parents or female-headed or war widow households in the earmarked region who are struggling get their children obtain a reasonable education to further their lives and improve the community and prevent the deterioration of young lives and help the stabilization of the war-destitute. The leaders of tomorrow workshops will give the the necessary skills and mentoring to become leaders in society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nowwow.org
Project Implementation Info

Organization Information

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOUNDED, WIDOWED AND ORPHANS OF WAR, INC.

Location: Winchester, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nowwow.org
Project Leader:
Chris James
Winchester, MA United States

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