Sri Lanka Hill Country Kandaloya
An estate worker earns an equivalent of 3 EUR per day, on average and works for only 14 days per month. The estate workers do not have any job for the remaining days of the month. As the income of the workers is not enough to meet the ends of the family, the children are forced either to go for other jobs to support their family or to remain at home. However, they were not able to go to school as the parents find it difficult to pay for their childrens’ education. Your contributions helps to facilitate the children
to pursue their education without any interruption and thereby reduce the economic burden of the parents.
The Kandolaya Tamil Vidyalaya at the Kandolaya Estate has an enrollment of about 250 students and needs at least 22 teachers. At present, there are only 8 teachers. As the Kandolaya estate is located remotely from the neighbouring town, Navalapitti, and there are very limited transport facilities from the town, the teachers do not prefer to come working here. Those who join the school as teachers often get transfer and do not stay here longer. In this situation, your contribution helps to support the
unemployed but qualified youth to work as temporary teachers at the Kandolaya Tamil Vidyalaya to reduce the teaching and financial burden thereby.
Sri Lanka, Eastern Province
The children, from the socio-economically backward areas that are affected due to war and other factors, are lagging behind other students compared to their peers. The primary concern of the ‘Slow Learning’ project is to enrich their learning, reading and writing skills of these student. With your contribution, we supported unemployed youth, who were also not able to pursue higher education due to their socio-economic problems and remain at homes otherwise, making them as volunteers to facilitate Slow Learning Programme.
These activities of Uthawi will continue and Uthawi would attempt to initiate other activities in the future based on the situation only through your contribution. Keep contribute. Do bring your friends part of our collective.