In Sri Lanka, when children reach Grade Six, 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.
Operation Math Compass is one of the educational projects of the Sri Subramuniya Kottam of Kopay. This project is providing a math/compass set to all the less fortunate students who do not have the set.
Mrs Sivalosani Kanagaratnam handing over the math sets to deserving students at the Pandaitharippu Maha Vidyalayam and Kopay Navalar School.
As October 2010, the Kottam distributed math/compass sets to 820 students in the Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts.
This small gift was very much appreciated by the students, their parents and their teachers.
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