Reconstructing Schools for Sri Lankan Youth

by Relief International - Schools Online

Summary

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
$32,000
total goal
$31,647
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.ri.org/​articles.php?ssid=86
Additional Programs in Sri Lanka
Reconstruction of Educational Facilities Worldwide
Tsunami Disaster relief
Peace and Tolerance Education for Sri Lankan Youth

Organization Information

Relief International - Schools Online

Location: Redwood Shores, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ri.org
Project Leader:
Belma Ejupovic
Program Officer
Los Angeles, CA United States

Funded Project!

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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