Monday, April 23, 2007

German Friendship Primary School Constructed

The Centre for East Lanka Social Service (CELSS) has completed the German Friendship Primary School at Arasadiththottam, Nintavur, with funds obtained from the HELP Alliance of Germany.

The school was built at a cost of 9 Million rupees and consists of two buildings: a two-story block of classrooms for students learning from grades one through five and an administrative block with the Principal’s Office and adjoining computer unit. The CELSS, which took only three months to complete the construction of the school, organised a function to hand over the keys of the building to the Zonal Director of Education.

A three member German delegation, led by Rita Diop, from Help Alliance attended the function, and the Deputy Minister of Subsidiary Agricultural Crops Development, M.T. Hassen Ali, and Deputy Minister of Scientific Affairs, Faizal Cassim, were also present as guests.

The Deputy Minister for Science and Technology cut the ribbon and ceremoniously declared the school open. Ms. Rita Diop, Chairperson for the function, handed over the keys of the building to the Kalmunai Deputy Director of Zonal Education, Mrs. Anandarajah.

At the end of the ceremony, mementos were awarded to all those who assisted in the construction.

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