Handover of School Buildings for Resettled Children in Kilinochchi


On 11 August, H.E. MIZUKOSHI Hideaki, Ambassador of Japan, attended the handover ceremony of two school buildings in Skanthapuram Village, Karachchi Division, Kilinochchi District, the Northern Province, which was implemented by Humanitarian Development Organization (HDO) under the Japanese Government's Grassroots Human Security Grant Aid. Skanthapuram village was mine-cleared by the Japanese grant assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

In this project, the Japanese government provided a total of US$ 88,819 to improve the learning environment for approximately 250 students by constructing two school buildings, including a library, and a classroom for students with special needs with a view to support families who have resettled in the mine-cleared areas. In addition, the project also supported the provision of equipment such as classroom tables and chairs.

The project will contribute to ensure students in the community have a better access to the quality of education at school through the improved learning environment. The Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka will continue to provide necessary support for sustainable development in Sri Lanka.