Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Norwegian Refugee Council reconstructs two schools in Akkaraipattu

The Norwegian Refugee Council has reconstructed two primary schools in the tsunami-devastated areas of Akkaraipattu. The schools were declared open at a function on February 6th by chief guest Ragnar Drevvatne, Project Coordinator of the School Reconstruction Project for the Norwegian Refugee Council.Principal S.L. Raheem of Ak/Sir Razeek Fareed Viddyalaya said that his school, which has 65 children studying from grades 1 to 5, was very badly damaged in the tsunami. The cost of reconstruction was 4.6 million rupees, which includes the school, boundary wall, water supply, and other amenities.

The second school, Ak/Samsul Uloom Viddyalaya with Principal Ms. Saliha Abdul Gaffoor and 250 students taught by eight teachers, also suffered severe damages and cost 14.1 million rupees to reconstruct.