Life in Sri Lanka after the war has ended is difficult for all the Tamils there, but good things are still happening.
In Sri Lanka when children reach grade 6 one of the school items that is needed is a math/compass set (ruler, pencil, compass, eraser, sharpener in a box). Many families are not able to purchase this small item (valued at $1US) so the children need to use each other’s set which is very inconvenient during exam times. This math/compass set is used by the students from grade 6 to grade 10 and is a valued part of their instruction supplies.
One of the current projects of the Sri Subramuniya Kottam of Kopay is providing a math/compass set to all the less fortunate students who do not have the set. Last May, the first school in Kopay received 65 math/compass sets. The Kottam’s goal is to provide sets to all the schools in Kopay Village and eventually, with the Grace of God, expand to all the schools in the Jaffna district. This small gift was very much appreciated by the students, their parents and their teachers.
Rishimatha Sivalosani Kanagaratnam ceremoniously handed over the math sets to deserving students at the Kopay Navalar School.
In Sri Lanka most of the rural schools do not have an assembly hall so children gather on the ground under the trees.
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