Friday, February 23, 2007

Islamic Relief provides school supplies for fatherless children

Islamic Relief has distributed Rs. 1500 worth of school equipment as part of its Education & Orphan Project – Education Package Implementation 2007.

The aim of this project is to develop the education of children of all communities who have lost their fathers. In this instance, supplies were provided to three hundred fatherless children in areas from Akkaraipattu to Periyaneelavanai from the Lasthakeer International School Hall in Nintavur on the 7th of February 2007.

Islamic Relief started this programme in April 2006 and has sponsored 145 fatherless children since then, with a budget of Rs. 10,500 quarterly for their education. On an earlier occasion Islamic Relief had also provided assistance to tsunami affected students with Rs.2000 worth of goods.